• Borough Council Meeting - (5-25-2022)
  • Styrofoam Drive (6-4-2022)
  • Oakland Safe Routes to Schools Project
  • 2022 Borough Calendar
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Water Update - 2021
  • Plastic Film Recycling Program
  • Swift Reach - 2021
  • Recycle Coach
 
 
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Update - 12/14/2021:

The Complete Reassessment of all Oakland properties is expected to conclude by March 1, 2022.  The initial round of physical property inspections is expected to be completed by early Jan, 2022.  Properties not inspected will be contacted via follow-up mail notification to make arrangements for their inspection.  Value notices are expected to be mailed to all property owners by early Feb, 2022.  Property owners will then have an opportunity to discuss their proposed new assessment with a representative of the appraisal company.  The Tax Appeal deadline will be May 1, 2022.

Borough Reassessment Update - 2021:

The Bergen County Board of Taxation has directed the Borough of Oakland to undertake a Complete Reassessment Program beginning with the tax year 2022 and continuing through 2026.  This program will ensure uniform and equitable assessments throughout the municipality, account for recent changes in the real estate market, and significantly reduce future costly tax appeals.  The Borough has contracted with Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. to assist in conducting the Reassessment Program. 

Following the 2022 initial assessment, 25% of the Borough’s properties will be inspected each year (2023-2026).  Regardless of the percentage of properties inspected in this time frame - ALL properties in the municipality will be reassessed each year to assure current market valuations are maintained.  This process helps assure that drastic changes in value are avoided over time. 

The first step of the Reassessment process is the inspection of all properties in the Borough.  Beginning in July 2021 inspectors from Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. will begin to visit all properties, measuring and photographing the exteriors of all buildings and inspecting the interiors. In order to properly assess your property, it will be necessary for a representative of Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. to examine the interior of your property.  The first visit from an inspector will be unannounced between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm (Mon-Fri).  If the homeowner is not present at the first visit, the inspector will leave a card specifying a return date to do the interior inspection.  The notice will also have a telephone number to call to reschedule this appointment if the time or date is not convenient. 

Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. representatives will carry photo identification and their names will be registered with the Police Department and the Borough Clerk’s office.   Please do not allow anyone to enter your home without proper identification.  You will be requested to sign the field form used by the representative to acknowledge that an interior inspection was made.  Please advise the occupants of any rental units you may own so they are prepared for the inspection.  

The field inspectors will a have protective mask to wear if requested by the property owner.  A contactless interior inspection using a video conference either during the first visit or a mutually convenient scheduled time will also be an available option.

If your property has a unique condition that you feel influences value, please send documentation to Associated Appraisal Group, Inc., 6 Commerce Drive Suite 303, Cranford, NJ, 07016 and it will be considered in the process. 

The new property values for 2022 will all be determined based on their estimated market value as of October 1, 2021 (the statutory date required by law).  All property owners will be notified by mail of their proposed assessed values and will have an opportunity to question/contest the values.

An online webinar was presented on Tuesday July 13, 2021 explaining the reassessment process.  All residents have the opportunity to rewatch the webinar on the Borough YouTube Channel by clicking here. The full presentation is available for viewing here. 

Any inquiries with respect to the inspection and/or valuation procedure should be directed to Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. at (908) 967-6272.  General information about the Reassessment process can be obtained from the Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. website at www.njaag.com.