John Peneda| Tax Assessor 201-955-7981
Town Hall Lower Level
“We Value Kearny”
New Jersey’s real property tax is “Ad Valorem” or a “tax according to the value”, meaning that each person pays tax based on the value of the property he or she owns.
The Tax Assessor Office maintains official documents:
- Tax maps
- Recording New Property Owners
- Property Record Cards
- Reviews of tax abatement applications
- Reviews of tax exemption applications
- Initial statement organization claiming tax exemption
- Further statement organization claiming tax exemption
- Pre-construction reviews to project estimated taxes
- Inspects and assesses taxable new construction property
- Evaluates property assessment changes due to demolitions, fires, etc.
Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons, Surviving Spouse
N. J. Constitution authorizes an annual deduction of $250.00 from real property taxes on a dwelling house which is owned and occupied by a citizen of New Jersey as of October 1st of the pretax year, is 65 years or older or permanently and totally disabled or qualifies as a surviving spouse of a senior citizen or disabled person, whose annual income is $10,000 or less, not including social security.
Veterans, Surviving Spouse
To qualify for a deduction a claimant must be a New Jersey citizen prior to October 1st of the pretax year and have active wartime service in United States Armed Forces with Honorable Discharge.
100 Percent Permanently Disabled Veteran, Surviving Spouse
Qualified N. J. resident war veterans having certain – service connected disabilities described in law or having been declared totally or l00% permanently disabled by the U. S. Veterans Administration are granted full tax exemption on their dwelling house and lot.
Homeowners of One, Two and Three Family Dwellings 20 Years Old or Older
Town records will indicate that Construction Permits were issued for work on your home. Qualified homeowners of one, two and/or three family homes of 20 years old or older may qualify for (5) five year home improvement tax assessment abatement.
Property owners who feel their property is unfairly valued, have the right to appeal their assessment. The original petition of appeal along with a filing fee, must be filed by April 1st at the filing website: www.njappealonline.com or with the Hudson County Board of Taxation, located at:
Hudson County Plaza
257 Cornelison Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
For additional information on tax forms or tax appeals, please visit the Hudson County website at: www.hudsoncountytax.com