By Order of the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court of November 19, which was followed by a Notice to the Bar from the Presiding Judge of the Tax Court, as of December 8 all attorneys will be required to file all local property tax pleadings and other documents, including adjournment requests, electronically via eCourts. Attorneys who file paper documents will have them returned with a notation that they must be e-filed via eCourts within 15 days.
Further, as of January 1, 2016, the Tax Court will distribute all docketing notices, trial notices, orders, opinions, judgments and other documents through the eCourts system. Pro se parties will continue to receive hard copies of such notices by regular mail.
These directives are in furtherance of the August 10 Order of the Supreme Court approving a two-phase approach to implement mandatory electronic filing for all attorneys representing parties in local property tax matters. Phase I became effective September 15, making it mandatory for certain law firms to submit all documents in local property tax matters electronically through the eCourts system. Day Pitney has been filing papers electronically in the Tax Court since the implementation of e-filing in January 2015.
Assessment notices for the 2016 tax year should have been sent out in Monmouth County by November 15, pursuant to the Assessment Demonstration Program. Therefore, Monmouth County taxpayers should have already received assessment notices. Most taxpayers in other counties will still receive their assessment notices in January or February 2016. If an assessment for property in Monmouth County is $1 million or less, a taxpayer has until January 15, 2016, to file a Petition of Appeal with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation to challenge the assessment. In cases of assessments in excess of $1 million, Monmouth County taxpayers may appeal those assessments to the Monmouth County Board of Taxation by January 15, 2016, or to the Tax Court of New Jersey by the April 1, 2016, deadline. The assessment appeal deadlines of April 1, 2016, for regular assessment appeals and May 1, 2016, for appeals of revaluation assessments are still applicable to all counties other than Monmouth County.A copy of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Order and the Tax Court's Notice regarding mandatory e-filing can be found here.
On March 20, Craig Gianetti, a partner in Day Pitney's Real Estate & Land Use group and secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Land Use Section, will be moderating and speaking at the 2019 Land Use Update, a program presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) and being held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
Craig Gianetti and Nicole Magdziak co-authored an article, "An Update on Redevelopment and Pilots," published by Dimensions, a newsletter of the New Jersey Builders Association.
On March 9, Beth Barton will be speaking at the Water: Public Trust Resource? Private Resource? Or Both? conference being held at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.
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Peter Wolfson was mentioned in an article, "Over-Capacity Crowd for Madison Historic Preservation Commission's Hearing on Proposed Movie Theater Redevelopment," published by Tapinto.net.
Kate Coffey was mentioned in an article, "Planning Board Grants Preliminary Approval for Assisted Living Facility," published by centraljersey.com.
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Elizabeth Barton was quoted in an article, "Why Businesses Must Lead on Sustainability," published by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Inc.
Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "Skeptical Courts May Undermine Trump's Energy Project Push," published in Law360.