Tenafly Borough Hall, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670    201-568-6100    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Division of Assessment


It is the responsibility of the Assessor's Office to uniformly value all properties in the municipality so that all taxpayers pay their fair share of the tax obligations for the schools, the county, and the municipality.

Carol C. Byrne, CTA Tax Assessor
Janet Ridenhour, Deputy Assessor
Sharon Peterson, Senior Assessing Clerk

Telephone: 201-568-6100, ext. 5530

The Assessor's Office is located in Borough Hall. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The local property tax is measured by property values and is apportioned among taxpayers according to the assessed value of taxable property owned by each taxpayer. It is a local tax assessed and collected by the Borough of Tenafly for the support of the school district, county government, and municipal government.

The amount of local property tax (tax levy) is determined each year by the amount of revenue need to meet the municipal budget requirements not covered by fees and other revenue sources. This along with the needs of the school district and the county determine the amount needed to be raised by taxation. Therefore, the local property tax is determined by dividing the amount to be raised by the total assessed valuation of all properties expressed in $ 1.00 per $100.00 of taxable assessed property.

NEW JERSEY PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS

PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION FOR VETERANS OR SURIVING SPOUSES

An annual deduction each year from taxes due on the real property of qualified war veteran or their surviving spouse (widow/widower). The deduction is $250.

TO QUALIFY, you must be an honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces war veteran, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a war veteran or the surviving spouse of a serviceperson who served in time of war and died while on active duty.

You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey.

Claim Form V.S.S. may be obtained from the municipal tax assessor or at the following link:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/vss.pdf File the completed forms and necessary documentation with the municipal tax assessor.



$250 REAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, DISABLED PERSONS OR A SURVIVING SPOUSE OF THE AGE OF 55 YEARS OR OVER.


An annual $250 deduction from real property taxes is provided for the dwelling of a qualified senior citizen, disabled person or surviving spouse (widow/widower).

TO QUALIFY, you must be a senior citizen or a permanently and totally disabled individual or a surviving spouse.

You must be a legal resident of New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1st of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested.

You must be an owner of and a permanent resident in the dwelling on October 1st of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested.

Income may be no more than $10,000 during the year for which the deduction is requested, excluding, with restrictions, monies received from social security or Federal and State pension, disability or retirement programs.

Claim Form PTD may be obtained from the municipal tax assessor or at the following link:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/ptd.pdf File the completed forms and necessary documentation with the municipal tax assessor.


PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR 100% DISABLED VETERANS OR SURVIVING SPOUSES.

Certain permanently and totally disabled war veterans or the surviving spouses (widows/widowers) of such disabled war veterans and servicepersons are granted a full property tax exemption on their dwelling house and the lot on which it is situated.

TO QUALIFY, you must be an honorably discharged veteran, who had or performed active service in time of war in the U.S. Armed Forces, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a disabled veteran. Surviving spouses of servicepersons who died in active service in time of war also qualify.

You must be the owner and a permanent resident in the dwelling and legal resident of New Jersey. In the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey.

Claim Form D.V.S.S.E. may be obtained from the municipal tax assessor or at the following link:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/dvsse.pdf File the completed forms and necessary documentation with the municipal tax assessor.


Other information can be obtained by contacting:

State of New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml 

Tax Hotline 609-292-6400

Automated Tax Information 800-323-4400


Bergen County Board of Taxation

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?NID=482

One Bergen County Plaza, Room 370, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-336-6300