About Us

Our vision is to have all real property within the County of Essex fairly and equitably assessed utilizing the most accurate, uniform and objective methods available. We will strive at all times to assist property owners/taxpayers of Essex County in a courteous, timely and professional manner. The Tax Board is committed to empowering its employees and local tax assessors by supporting continuing education and integrating the use of modern technology into our everyday work environment.
Our mission is to:

  • Promote the fair and equitable assessment of all real property in Essex County utilizing uniform standards;
  • Prudently operate the Tax Board employing the most effective, efficient & economical methods available;
  • Adjudicate tax appeals filed in the most objective, impartial & timely manner allowed under the law;
  • Supervise our municipal tax assessors while promoting & supporting their professional development;
  • Equalize assessments for the fair apportionment of county taxes utilizing the most accurate methods available;
  • Provide for a careful review & revision of assessments;
  • Fairly enforce the rules, regulations & statutes governing the assessment of real property in Essex County.
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