Municipal Assessor


Elis Francisco, Assistant to the Municipal Assessor
Tashira Garland
, Assistant to the Municipal Assessor

PHONE: 973-509-4918
FACSIMILE: 973-746-3513

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Look up property assessment information on the Essex County Tax Data Hub.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a model of appraisal and assessment administration with a reputation for delivering uniform, objective, and accurate assessments that meet statutory requirements and guidelines. We will satisfy our taxpayers/customers with courteous, timely and professional service at all times. The Tax Assessor’s office will be committed to empower employees and be dedicated to a process of ever-improving, responsive, and cost effective public service.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer the Township of Montclair’s Tax Assessor's Office in a manner that assures public confidence in our accuracy, unbiased and objectivity in providing fair and equitable valuations of all real property. The State of New Jersey Constitution, Statutes, Administrative Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices will guide our mission.

Within the framework of N.J.S.A. 54:3-16, 54:4-23 & 54:4-26, the Tax Assessor operates under the guidance of the Director of the Division of Taxation and the County Board of Taxation. Accordingly, the municipal governing body has no right whatsoever to influence the Tax Assessor as to valuation and assessment method(s) since the responsibilities of the Tax Assessor are quasi-judicial officials who report to the Essex County Board of Taxation with respect to the assessment of property.

We are dedicated to effective and efficient governmental service when performing assessment functions. We will continually improve quality and excellence by:

  • Providing the essential training and skills to employees, enabling competent performance;
  • Encouraging employee self development, motivation, and participation;
  • Fostering open communication and teamwork;
  • Focusing on continual improvement of processes, systems and technology;
  • Providing the necessary resources to meet these goals.
Goals & Objectives
  • Provide assistance, service, and resources to all taxpayers and citizens concerning the valuation and administration of the property tax.
  • Manage all assessment functions and activities pertaining to the Township of Montclair Tax Assessor’s Office.
  • Discover, list, classify, and value all taxable real and personal property within the Township of Montclair.
  • Certifies to the Essex County Board of Taxation the total valuation for assessment of all taxable property located within the territorial limits of the Township.
  • Complete the assessment of all taxable property within the Township (including added assessments, omitted assessments, and partial assessments as required).
  • Maintain accurate, legible and complete tax maps identifying the parcels of land in the Township.

Motto: There are no substitutes for fair and equitable assessments!

The State of New Jersey offers several programs for property tax relief. You may be eligible for one or more of these:

  • Deduction for Senior Citizens and disabled persons
  • Deduction for Veterans with active wartime service
  • Homestead Rebate for homeowner's Property Tax Reimbursement, a freeze on taxes for Senior Citizens

Each of the above listed benefits have specific eligibility criteria and filing deadlines. Contact the Tax Assessor’s office at (973) 509-4918 to find out if you qualify or for assistance in filling out the applications.

Chapter 75 Postcards

Postcards are mailed to property owners the end of January. This statutory requirement is intended to inform property owners of their assessment for the current tax year. If a property owner does not agree with their assessment, they may confer with the Municipal Assessor, or file an appeal. Anyone wishing to appeal their assessment may obtain an appeal form from the Essex County Board Taxation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Justice Complex, 495 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD., Rm 230, Newark, NJ 07102. Their phone number is: (973) 395-8525

Related Links

New Jersey Division of Taxation

New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards

New Jersey Property Tax Bill of Rights

Essex County