What are the responsibilities/mission of the Tax Assessor?
This office is responsible to maintain assessment value on all real property within Harding Township. The Mission of the Tax Assessor is to maintain a fair and equitable tax base for the community based on sound assessment practices. The plan is to treat all property types
and owners impartially.
Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights
P. L. 2017, c. 128.
The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights ensures that: 1) All property taxpayers are accorded the basic rights of fair and equitable treatment under the State Constitution and laws of New Jersey; 2) All property taxpayers receive the information and assistance they need to understand and meet their property tax responsibilities.
Services to Property Taxpayers
As a property taxpayer, you have the right to obtain information explained in simple, nontechnical terms about:
- Your responsibilities and rights as a property owner and property taxpayer;
- Your real property assessment and how it is determined and calculated;
- Your right to appeal and how to appeal an assessment you believe is incorrect as to your property or as to another property in the same county and the time limits involved;
- Your right, in the context of a property tax appeal, to view the property record card of other real property in the municipality;
- Responsiveness You have the right to expect questions will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time;
- Statements and Notices You have the right to expect all notices you receive will clearly identify the purpose of the communication and the proper procedure when responding;
For More Information Many Local Property Tax forms and publications are available ON OUR WEB PAGE.
Wednesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am, or by appointment.
The best way to reach the Tax Assessor is by email (see below).
Tax Deduction Programs:
- Veterans (Widow or Widower)
- Senior Citizens (Surviving Spouse of a Senior Citizen)
- Disabled Persons (Surviving Spouse of a Disabled Person)
Applications are available online, or see links on the FAQ page.
Change of Address:
Changes of address must be in writing, and submitted to the Tax Assessor’s office.
Assessment Appeal Due Date:
April 1st, of tax year to appeal assessment.
Example: April 1, 2015, is the due date to appeal the assessment for the tax year 2015.
Contact the Morris County Tax Board to file an appeal.
Please see the FAQ page for more information.
The Tax Assessor, Anthony R. DiRado, can be reached at (973) 267-8000 X 1969 or by email at Anthony Dirado - firstname.lastname@example.org