Municipal Building, 60 Margaret King Ave., Ringwood, NJ 07456 | (973) 962-7037 | Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Tax Assessor

Tax Assessor:    Richard Motyka
Assistant Tax Assessor:    Audrey Schaffner

Tax Assessor's office is located at 60 Margaret King Avenue, 1st Floor.
Phone:    (973) 475-7118
Fax:    (973) 962-6028
Email:    rmotyka@ringwoodnj.net

Offices hours:    Monday through Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (No office hours on Fridays)
The Tax Assessor is in every Thursday from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

General Information

  • Notification of Assessment postcards are mailed by February 1 of each year.
  • The Assessor's Field book, tax maps, and SR1As (individual sheets of sale) are available to the public and are located in the Council Chambers (center room) at Borough Hall.

Property Tax Appeal

Petitions of Appeal, along with instructions, may be downloaded using the link provided or are available for pickup at the Passaic County Tax Board located at 435 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne, New Jersey. 

Tax appeals must be filed with the Passaic County Board of Taxation by April 1 of the tax year in question.

Added Assessments and Omitted Added Assessments

Improvements to your home that increase its value most often require an inspection by the Assessor and subsequent increase in assessment. The increase is administered in the form of an Added Assessment Tax Bill, which you will receive in the mail at the end of October. Payment is due on November 1. The Added Assessment bill will be mailed to your mortgage holder, if you have one, and you will receive an advice only copy.  The Added Assessment amount will be reflected in your regular assessment for the following tax year.

For improvements completed after August, the Added Assessment is billed the year following the improvement. 

Buying a Home

To avoid receiving a surprise or unexpected Added Assessment bill on a newly purchased home, a “Municipal Tax Search” can be requested from the Ringwood Municipal Clerk. This search will provide a listing of any potential Added and/or Omitted Added Tax Assessments.

Additional Links

Senior or Disabled Person Property Tax Deduction Application and Instructions 

Veterans Property Tax Deduction Application and Instructions 

Supplemental Form for Peacekeeping Missions 

Petition of Appeal and Instructions 

Property Tax Relief Programs