These towns have N.J.’s highest property taxes

Emily Bader//February 4, 2015//

These towns have N.J.’s highest property taxes

Emily Bader//February 4, 2015//

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“Another day, another dollar,” the saying goes. Well, when it comes to property taxes, for the average New Jerseyan, it’s more like “another day, another $22.”Because, as a state with one of the nation’s highest property tax burdens, a dollar a day just won’t cut it.

A list of the state’s property tax records for communities with the heaviest tax burdens in 2014 was released Tuesday by the Department of Community Affairs.

This time, Tavistock in Camden County claimed the No. 1 spot on the list, with an average property tax bill of $25,346. The borough’s average residential property value — although not the highest in the state (it’s No. 9) — is $1.53 million.

Ranking next on the list are the average $21,706 tax bill in Millburn (Essex County), $21,123 in Loch Arbour (Monmouth County), $20,093 in Alpine (Bergen County) and $19,028 in Mountain Lakes (Morris County).

Alpine tops all of New Jersey in terms of residential property value, with the average exceeding $2.71 million. That half-million-dollar jump pushed it past No. 2 Mantoloking (Ocean County), which averages a hefty $2.26 million.

The average total property tax for all of New Jersey is $8,161.

But, if you’re really looking for that (almost) dollar-a-day tax bill, consider moving to Walpack Township (Sussex County). Its average property tax bill for the entire year is only $439.

The top 30 most heavily taxed N.J. towns:

30. Allendale (Bergen)
29. Ho-Ho-Kus (Bergen)
28. Cresskill (Bergen)
27. North Caldwell (Essex)
26. Glen Rock (Bergen)
25. Woodcliff Lake (Bergen)
24. Chester Township (Morris)
23. Old Tappan (Bergen)
22. Rockleigh (Bergen)
21. Westfield Town (Union)
20. Franklin Lakes (Bergen)
19. Saddle River (Bergen)
18. Ridgewood (Bergen)
17. Summit City (Union)
16. Haworth (Bergen)
15. Upper Saddle River (Bergen)
14. South Orange (Essex)
13. Montclair (Essex)
12. Princeton (Mercer)
11. Demarest (Bergen)
10. Mendham Township (Morris)
9. Glen Ridge (Essex)
8. Essex Fells (Essex)
7. Rumson (Monmouth)
6. Tenafly (Bergen)
5. Mountain Lakes (Morris)
4. Alpine (Bergen)
3. Loch Arbour Village (Monmouth)
2. Millburn (Essex)
1. Tavistock (Camden)


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