Kinnelon Borough Assessor:

Chris Lauver
(973) 838-5401 x 3

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The Borough of Kinnelon was required by the NJ Division of Taxation to completely revise our tax assessment maps.  As part of that requirement it was necessary to implement a new block and lot system which has gone into effect for 2014.  The new blocks and lots were reflected on the assessment notices which were mailed out at the end of January.  The old to new block and lot designations are available at the Assessor’s Office.

Office Hours:

The Assessor is in on Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am

973 838-5401 ext 3

973 838-1862 Attn: Assessor

Mailing Address
Borough of Kinnelon
Assessor's Office
130 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

Assessors, though selected and appointed by municipal officials, are public officers whose duties are imposed by and defined in State law.  The assessor occupies a unique position within the framework of local government.  When assessing property for taxation, the assessor performs a governmental function as an agent of the Legislature.  The position of assessor takes on a judicial quality in determining the taxability and assessments of property.  In discharging these duties, the assessor is not subject to the control of a municipality.  The intent is that assessors, like judges, should be free to perform their duties without fear of local retaliation and should be immune from pressure and harassment.  However, the assessor is subject to certain local requirements and to supervision at both the county and State levels of government.  The assessor is responsible to the citizens of the taxing district for the fair assessment of all property in order that the tax burden be distributed equitably.  The assessor is accountable to the County Tax Administrator, under supervision and control of the county board of taxation, in making assessments in the taxing district.

The basis for assessment:

All real property subject to assessment shall be assessed according to the same standard.  Assessments are by law assumed to be correct. One must overcome this presumption of correctness to gain an assessment reduction.  Before filing an appeal, it is strongly recommended the taxpayer check facts and discuss the assessment with the local assessor.

Important Facts:

  • Tax appeals are on assessments only, not taxes.
  • Tax appeals must be timely filed on/or before April 1 (December 1 for Added or Omitted Assessments) of the tax year.
  • To obtain an appeal form please contact the Morris County Board of Taxation at (973) 285-6707


If you have any questions or require additional information contact the Assessor’s Office or the

Morris County Board of Taxation
PO Box 900, Court Street
Morristown, NJ   07963-0900