Office of the State Treasurer


CONTACT: Matt Golden
January 28, 2004
(609) 984-7110
Tax Assessor Examination Offered
 TRENTON - The next New Jersey certified tax assessor examination will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2004. The deadline for filing applications for the examination is February 26, 2003. The test will be given at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

 To be appointed to office as a municipal assessor in New Jersey, an individual assessor must possess a Tax Assessor Certificate. Certificates are granted to those who successfully pass the certification examination.

 Examinations are offered twice a year, in March and September. Robert K. Thompson, director of the Division of Taxation, explained that the purpose of the Assessor Certification and Tenure Act, which became law in 1967, is to ensure the professional administration of the State's property-tax laws through training and examination. Its aim is also to make a career in tax assessing more attractive to qualified persons by providing tenure. Since 1967, certificates have been awarded to 2,198 candidates.

 To obtain an application for the upcoming assessor-certificate examination, write to Gary R. DalCorso, PO Box 251, Trenton, NJ 08695-0251 or call (609) 292-7813. A fee of $10.00 must accompany the completed application.

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