The County Board of Taxation has ordered a revaluation of all Denville properties. This is NOT ordered by the Township, The Mayor or the Council. The township has not be revaluated in 15 years. The Administration is required to help facilitate the means of the revaluation.
In the next few weeks you will be receiving letters from Appraisal Systems, a contracted organization that will conduct the revaluation. There will be field reps coming to your neighborhood. A rep takes information about your property and then eventually Appraisal Systems will determine a value. You will be able to see the value from that appraisal and have the opportunity to question or provide information before the final value is set and give to Denville's Tax Assessor.
DO I HAVE TO LET THE REPS IN?
Constitutionally, you do not have to let anyone in your home without a warrant but it is the best way for the appraisal to be completed. If you are unavailable for an interior inspection, it can be rescheduled. If field reps are not able to inspect the inside of your home they will assume the highest value of interior conditions. They will be inspecting in the next few months. The field reps will be showing ID and you will have know their names and what they look like via notification from the mailing and from Appraisal Systems website.
WILL MY PROPERTY TAXES GO UP?
Some will go up, some will go down, some will stay the same based on the value of your home.
WILL THEY BE FAIR?
Once an estimate is determined by the Appraisal Systems, you can review the estimate via their website. You will have the opportunity to schedule questions or dispute with them before the valuation is finalized.
There will be several meetings over the course of this process run by Appraisal Systems explaining more details. The first public meeting will be at Denville Town Hall, Monday April 20th at 7:30pm.
There is more info available at Appraisal Systems website. As well, this is a very informative presentation on how the process works.