If you make improvements to the property that are not consider routine maintenance your taxes can increase. Your taxes are based on the assessed value of the home so it's hard to say how much your taxes are going to go up for any given work you do. If your property is under-assessed and you do work they can reassess your home and you may see a much larger increase then just the increased value of the work. Your best bet is to speak to the tax assessor before you do the work. They can give you an idea of what could spark a reassesment and what won't. In general if you need to pull permits you are opening yourself up to a reassesment.
My parents actually inquired about redoing their driveway several years back and were told they would need a permit for concrete or asphalt, but not for paving stones because they weren't considered permanent. In their town they also didn't require a permit for flooring so they replaced carpeting with hardwood floors. Both these improvements increased the value of the home but since permits weren't required their taxes weren't affected since the town never came out to look at the work and really don't even know the work was done. The same can hold true for kitchens, you may be able to reface cabinets without a permit but replacing them will likely require a permit making the town aware of the improvements. Obviously this is going to vary from town to town so, again, I would suggest talking to the tax assessor and the construction permiting office. The tax assessor may also be able to offer you a tax abatement for a few years on any tax increase brought on by the improvements.
If your home is in Hoboken and you haven't appealed your taxes in the past few years you may actually be overpaying for taxes so it may be worth looking into a tax appeal to offset any possible increases from improvements.
I hope this helps. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to speak about the specific work you are considering in more detail.
Andres Garcia - Sales Associate, CDPE - RE/MAX Gold Coast Realty - 56 Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 - Direct: 201 795-5200 x340 - MileSquareRealty.com - facebook.com/MileSquareRealty
Some towns will increase your tax for adding A/C to your home some will not.
some towns will increase your tax for renovating your Kitchen and Bath some will not.
Adding a Deck will most likely increase your tax in most towns. other renovations typically will not increase your tax. and actually they do not increase your tax but increase your accessed value which results in higher calculated tax. you can ask your town when you pull the permits if if this is an item that will increase you accessed value.
I am afraid the most accurate answer to that is "It depends".
If you are adding rooms or making additions to your house it is likely that over time it will. If you are remodeling your bathroom, probably not.
I say this a a layman when it comes to municipal taxes though, and the best thing you can do is call the Tax Assessor's office and inquire what changes may constitute a tax change.
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