Office of the State Treasurer


July 6, 2005

Kathy Hennessy
(609) 984-7110

Tax Assessor Examination Offered

 TRENTON_ The next New Jersey certified tax assessor examination will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2005 . The deadline for filing applications for the examination is August 25, 2005 . 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 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 2,230 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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