Essex County Assessor

Find Essex County New Jersey assessor, assessment, auditor's, and appraiser's office, revenue commissions, GIS, and tax equalization departments. Assessors provide information on property and land tax assessment, property listings, values, valuations, property search, and records.

Bloomfield Assessor 1 Municipal Plaza Bloomfield NJ 07003 973-680-4021

East Orange Assessor 44 City Hall Plaza East Orange NJ 07017 973-266-5105

Fairfield Assessor 230 Fairfield Road Fairfield NJ 07004 973-882-2717

Irvington Assessor 1 Civic Square Irvington NJ 07111 973-399-6684

Newark Assessor 920 Broad Street Newark NJ 07102 973-733-6566

Verona Assessor 21 Grove Avenue Verona NJ 07044 973-857-4837

West Orange Assessor 66 Main Street West Orange NJ 07052 973-325-4060

What is an Assessor?

An assessor determines the values of properties in a local jurisdiction, such as a county or state. This assessment is then used to determine the taxable value of each property and the corresponding property tax amount. An assessor works with an auditor's office or local revenue commission to determine real estate and property value increases and decreases. The department may work with an appraiser's office on new construction projects to produce property and land tax assessments.

Assessors use a variety of GIS maps and tax equalization tools to determine valuations within their specific boundaries. The assessor determines which properties are exempt from property taxes and ensures that taxpayers aren't overburdened, as well as ensuring that properties aren't undervalued or overvalued. Assessors may provide valuable information for related property searches.