- County/Municipality Assignment, Chambers Location and Address of Hon. Joshua D. Novin.
- Revised Pretrial Memorandum for use with State Tax Cases - below is a link to the Revised Pretrial Memorandum approved by the Judges of the Tax Court for use in State cases. The revised Pretrial Memorandum is the product of the Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court and is intended to provide uniformity in the handling of State cases.
- Change to Rules: Non-Conforming Complaints - Rule 8:3-2 and Small Claims jurisdiction - Rules 8:3-4 and 8:11, effective September 1, 2010. Use the link below to view the revised rules.
- Changes to final local property tax judgments - Revised and New Stipulation of Settlement Forms. Use the link below to view a Notice to Bar regarding local property tax judgments and Stipulation of Settlement forms.
- Reminder : When attorneys/firms change, attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants (including municipalities) must submit a Substitution of Attorney for each open case in which they will be the attorney of record.
- Effective April 5, 2010, the Management Office of the Tax Court, located in the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton, will be open to the public to address customer inquiries, receive filings, and conduct business from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except State holidays.
- Effective Immediately - Jurisdictions
for Filing Local Property Tax Appeals Directly to the Tax
As the result of recently enacted legislation effective immediately, local property tax appeals that are not added or omitted assessments may be filed directly with the Tax Court if the original assessment exceeds $1,000,000.
Local property tax appeals for added and omitted assessments may be filed directly with the Tax Court if the original assessment (if any), plus the full added or omitted assessment before any monthly proration, exceeds $750,000.
Updated forms with instructions are available on the Tax Court website.
Records and documents submitted to the court are available to the public and the press and may be published on the Internet and elsewhere.
Rule 1:38-7(b) requires attorneys and self-represented litigants to redact confidential personal identifiers from all documents prior to filing, unless required by statute, court rule, administrative directive or court order.
Rule 1:38-7(a) defines a confidential personal identifier as a Social Security number, driver's license number, vehicle plate number, insurance policy number, active financial account number, or active credit card number. An active financial account number may be identified by the last four digits when the account is the subject of litigation and cannot otherwise be identified.
It is not the responsibility of court staff to redact confidential personal identifiers when included in pleadings or other documents submitted to the court.
- You may search for your docket number using a list found under Case Information Resources. The list is in Adobe format and is sorted by County and then by docket number. You may use the Adobe search feature to locate your docket number using the fields in the list: case title, block, lot, assessment year and county.
- Pursuant to Rule 8:7, all motions and supporting documents are to be filed with the assigned judge. If the assigned judge is not known for a local property tax matter, motions are to be filed with the judge assigned to handle the geographic area in which the property under appeal is located. If the assigned judge is not known for a State tax matter, motions are to be filed with the presiding judge. See this site, Judges’ Directory, for geographical assignments and judges’ mailing addresses.
- Note: A specific day is not set by the Tax Court Management Office for the Mandatory Settlement Conference. The conference must be held not later than the last day of the month and year set forth in the Case Management Notice. Mandatory Settlement Conference Reports are due ten days after the conference is held.
- Recent opinions are available online. (See links below or return to prior page)
- The Annual Reports of the Presiding Judge and the Reports of the Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court are available online. (See links below or return to prior page)