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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As
previously announced last month, the Township of Bloomfield will be conducting
a property revaluation in 2019 after being ordered to do so by the Essex County
Board of Taxation. The purpose of the revaluation is to ensure that all real
property is assessed fairly and equitably according to its fair market value.
Mayor Michael Venezia, Township Council members, the Township Administrator and
Tax Assessor’s Office will be at four community meetings scheduled where
interested residents can learn more about the revaluation process and ask
questions. The first meeting in the series will be held Saturday, March 23 at
10:00am in the Bloomfield Middle School Media Center.
After Saturday’s meeting, there
will be three later meetings where members of the public can learn about the
Thursday, April 4 at 11:30am in the
Bloomfield Civic Center
Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm in
Watsessing School Library
Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00pm in
Brookdale School Library
The Township has contracted with
Glen Rock-based Appraisal Systems Inc. to conduct the property revaluation.
Between mid-March and October of this year, Appraisal Systems representatives
will be visiting all 13,134 property structures in town, taking exterior
measurements and exterior photos, and inspecting interior improvements with the
property owner’s consent. All representatives visiting properties have been
background checked by the Bloomfield Police Department, and will show their
photo identification upon conducting inspections. Appraisal Systems conducted
previous town-wide revals in 1992 and 2010. The Township usually undergoes this
process every 10 years.
Appraisal Systems will begin their
work in the township on March 25, after residents have had at least one
opportunity to learn about the process at public meetings. Any
residents with questions can contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at 973-680-4021
or by visiting Room 108 of Town Hall.