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

  • 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.
  • On April 1st Appeals can be filed online up to midnight (12PM) or must be received by our office by no  later than 4pm.  Appeals postmarked on or before April 1st but not received in our office  until after April 1st will be rejected. 
  • As for the Borough of Mountainside deadline is May 3rd , 2021 due to Revaluation.

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 111-1310-5580. 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
 
John Del Sordi, Jr.

Maureen McLeer-Morin, Esq.

Kevin O’Brien, P.P.

George T. Wagenhoffer 

Administrator
 
Christopher Duryee, MPA, CTA
Tax Administrator