RIVER VALE, N.J. — A Woodcliff Lake real estate attorney will present the ins and outs of property tax appeals in River Vale later this month.
For starters, the window to file an appeal is very short, said David M. York of Novins, York and Jacobus in Woodcliff Lake.
“Property owners in New Jersey usually receive their new assessments between Jan. 10 and Feb. 15,” he explained.
“It they want to file a tax appeal, the appeal must be filed by April 1 without exception.”
Miss that deadline, he said, and you have to wait another year.
York will speak at an an informational session called “Property Tax Appeals: What Does an Owner Need to Know?”
It's set to take place 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Friedberg Properties and Associates in River Vale.
His firm represents residential and commercial clients statewide.
York will outline how a homeowner can evaluate whether to attempt to try to get a reduction.
He'll also cover the steps involved in an appeal and even the likelihood of winning.
York will dispel the most common misconceptions about appealing a property’s assessed value, including the potential cost.
“The property owner does not have any out-of-pocket costs other than the very minimal application fee and possibly the cost of an appraisal,” York explained.
“Our firm only earns a fee in the event of success,” he added. “If we are not successful in reducing the property taxes, the property owner does not pay any legal fees whatsoever.”
Friedberg Properties and Associates is at 213 Rivervale Road, River Vale.
To attend this event, RSVP by Feb. 20 to 201-666-0777 or Rivervale@FriedbergProperties.com.