Here Are the 30 N.J. Towns Where Homeowners Enjoyed the Biggest Property Tax Cuts

By Derek Hall, NJ Advance Media
April 11, 2022

 

New Jersey residents pay the highest property taxes in the nation, and the statewide average climbs a little higher each year. The Garden State’s average property tax bill was $9,284 in 2021, a year-over-year increase of $172. But there were some homeowners in the state who saw their bills actually decrease last year. Property taxes are assessed at the local level, and the tax rates and average bills differ widely from one town to the next. And New Jersey is overflowing with towns. The average property tax bill rose in nearly 90% of the 564 municipalities spread across the state. But residents in 65 New Jersey towns saw  a decrease in the average bill, with some falling by as much as eight times the average statewide increase.

 

Here are the 30 municipalities with the biggest one-year decreases:

 

30. Woodbury Heights, Gloucester County
2021: $8,099
2020: $8,167
Change: -$68
29. Harrison, Hudson County
2021: $10,126
2020: $10,202

Change: -$76

28. Wrightstown, Burlington County

2021: $4,469

2020: $4,553

Change: -$84

27. Hope, Warren County

2021: $7,676

2020: $7,763

Change: -$87

26. Maywood, Bergen County

2021: $10,062

2020: $10,149

Change: -$87

25. West Cape May, Cape May County

2021:$6,035

2020: $6,128

Change: -$93

24. Franklin, Hunterdon County

2021: $11,265

2020: $11,362

Change: -$97

23. Penns Grove, Salem County

2021: $4,264

2020: $4,361

Change: -$97

22. Liberty, Warren County

2021: $7,195

2020: $7,296
Change: -$101
21. Atlantic City, Atlantic County

2021: $4,792

2020: $4,895

Change: -$103

20. Eagleswood, Ocean County

2021: $6,677

2020: $6,788

Change: -$111

19. Greenwich, Cumberland County

2021: $6,425

2020: $6,543

Change: -$118

18. Brooklawn, Camden County

2021: $4,287

2020: $4,409

Change: -$122

17. Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County

2021: $6,241

2020: $6,368

Change: -$127

16. Totowa, Passaic County

2021: $9,508

2020: $9,667

Change: -$159

15. Washington, Warren County

2021: $7,228

2020: $7,393

Change: -$165

14. River Vale, Bergen County

2021: $15,353

2020: $15,519

Change: -$166

13. Far Hills, Somerset County

2021: $14,493

2020: $14,663

Change: -$170

12. Sparta, Sussex County

2021: $12,416

2020: $12,614

Change: -$198

11. New Brunswick, Middlesex County

2021: $6,490

2020: $6,689

Change: -$199

10. Andover, Sussex County

2021: $6,918

2020: $7,148

Change: -$230

9. Frelinghuysen, Warren County

2021: $7,839

2020: $8,112

Change: -$273

8. Beach Haven, Ocean County

2021: $9,055

2020: $9,340

Change: -$285

7. Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County

2021: $14,823

2020: $15,164

Change: -$341

6. Netcong, Morris County

2021: $8,283

2020: $8,682

Change: -$399

5. Sea Girt, Monmouth County

2021: $13,069

2020: $13,469

Change: -$400

4. Old Tappan, Bergen County

2021: $16,680

2020: $17,159

Change: -$479

3. Upper Saddle River, Bergen County

2021: $18,154

2020: $18,886

Change: -$732

2. Millstone, Somerset County

2021: $7,516

2020: $8,541

Change: -$1,025

1. Rockleigh, Bergen County

2021: $12,769

2020: $14,146

Change: -$1,377