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LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES AND
NEW JERSEY STATE GOVERNMENT
(Copy of the 2012 brochure as a PDF)
Many factors determine the level of public services and the amount of property taxes that you pay in your community. And many of those factors are beyond the control of local elected officials. For example, the amount of property tax relief funding that the State redistributes to your municipality directly affects your bill. When your property tax bill goes up and municipal services don't meet your needs, your State Legislators and the Governor can help by making sure that the State is providing your home town with adequate financial aid. Municipal property tax relief funding, as promised by State law, can help to pay for the local services you need and can keep your property taxes from going up—again.
We need to remember that "excessive" spending is not always—or even often—the root cause of rising property taxes. There are numerous mandates, regulations, and other state and federal actions that impact property taxes. (Read More)