Assessor Staff: Tuesdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
For property record card requests, change of address and general information please contact Jean Winans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Owners - property ownership cannot be changed until a recorded deed is received from the Morris County Clerk by the Tax Assessor. Usually takes four weeks from date deed is sent for recording.
It is the property owner's responsibility to advise the Tax Assessor of their proper mailing address. The records maintained by the Tax Assessor are used by many government agencies for verification of ownership and mailing addresses.
The Assessor is governed by State law and regulated by the Director of the Division of Taxation while supervised by the Morris County Tax Administrator. The Assessor is responsible for establishing and maintaining a fair and equitable assessment for all real property throughout the Town of Dover. In addition to determining assessed values, the responsibilities of the assessor include but are not limited to:
- Maintaining the listing and description of all property in the taxing district in a systematic and convenient manner through Mod 4 / CAMA.
- Review, verification, determination of "Usability" and processing of every deed received from the County Clerk's office. This information is utilized to determine the annual equalization ratio for tax equalization purposes.
- Maintaining all documents concerning all real estate in the taxing district including property record cards, deeds, historical property information and tax maps.
- Determination of eligibility for property tax exemptions & property tax deductions such as the senior citizen deduction, veteran deduction, disabled person deduction and disabled veteran exemption.
- Determination of assessed value for new construction completed in the tax year - review all permits, Certificates of Approval and Occupancy, inspections of properties and valuation to develop added assessments.
- Determination of COAH fees for new construction.
- Defense of appeals-review and preparation of appeals. Provide expert testimony in defense of assessments at the County Tax Board. Assistance to outside professionals - appraisers, mortgage companies, attorneys, etc.
- Assistance to the general public.
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