Taxation Board

About the Board

Created by the legislature in 1909, Boards of Taxation serve as the supervising taxing authority for their respective counties. County Boards of Taxation are primarily responsible for certifying property tax assessments. Additionally, the Board of Taxation is charged with equalization of assessments for the purpose of county taxes, the yearly production of the abstract of ratables, supervision of municipal assessors,  certification of municipal tax rates and other various tasks and reports. The Board of Taxation also serves as the venue for real property tax assessment appeals filed by the taxpayer against the municipal assessor.

On behalf of the Commissioners of the Union County Board of Taxation, we invite you to browse our website and search our real property tax related links information

Coronavirus Updates

The Added Assessment Appeal Filing deadline is Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. Added Appeals must be received in our office by 4:00 pm on December 1st, 2020

Added Appeals cannot be filed online. They must be mailed and received by  4:00 pm on December 1st, 2020.  Or they may also be dropped off to the Tax Board office by 4:00 pm on December 1st, 2020.  A drop box is located in our building  vestibule where you can drop off any added appeals or evidence with the Sheriff’s Officer.

There is no extension to the December 1st, 2020 Added appeal deadline due to COVID-19.

Anyone wishing to visit the Tax Board in person must have an appointment. Please call the office or send an email to taxman1@ucnj.org  to schedule.

Please see our contact info below to reach us with any questions or concerns.

Due to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, and the subsequent issuance of the Governor’s Executive Order 107, the Union County Board of Taxation effective April 16, 2020 and until further notice, will conduct all future meetings remotely by teleconference  without providing a physical meeting place.  The Boards meeting schedule will remain unchanged.  The public can participate via teleconference by calling to 1-646-741-5292 then entering meeting ID 111-1567-1425. The public is required to announce their presence on the call and wait until the Public Comment portion of the meeting to address the Board.   

Contact Information 

Phone: 908-527-4775 | Fax: 908-527-4774
Address: 271 North Broad St,  Elizabeth, NJ 07207
E-mail Address: taxman1@ucnj.org
Driving Directions: Click here
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Commissioners

Elizabeth Urquhart
President
Peter B. Lijoi, Esq.
Vice President

Maria Z. Carvalho

Maureen McLeer-Morin, Esq.

George T. Wagenhoffer 

Administrator
 
Christopher Duryee, MPA, CTA
Tax Administrator