2016 Property Tax Data

The Division of Community Affairs (DCA) updated property tax data for 2016 and we have another record but how did municipalities in Union County fare?

Paring down the DCA spreadsheet we get these at the top:





For those of you in Summit with your occasional forays at attending freeholder meetings and making nice you may fool yourself into believing its working but what I see, as borne out by these figures, is:

Get them to stop stealing Open Space Trust Fund money and building whatever stupid project that campaign donors and county power brokers talk them into and we may get somewhere.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by bpaterson on January 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    The star ledger today 1/26 just had an article on property taxes in NJ by county, noted Essex, then Bergen then union county, which union county broke above $10,000 average. No link yet to the article today. The more interesting statistic is when you figure paying property taxes based on median income levels. Union county has been in the top 10 for years, and usually ranges #6 to #3 worst. This is the actual stress on the residents and reason why union county has around 25% home foreclosure and mortgage underwater rates.

    When you look at only tepid services in return it dawns on you: political corruption, incompetence and self serving comes at a great cost.

    Link to county tax/income (last found-from 2011): http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/23/taxes-homes-property-forbeslife-cx_mw_0123realestate.html

    Link to average county taxes article from 2016:



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