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Ridgewood Ranked 20th in highest average property tax bills in the Garden State

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30 towns with the highest property taxes in N.J.

Updated February 27, 2017
Posted February 27, 2017

By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for

The average property tax bill in New Jersey rose to $8,549 in 2016. But many homeowners pay much, much more.

So which towns pay the most in the state that pays the most for property taxes?

Here are the 30 New Jersey municipalities with the highest average property tax bills, according to data from the state Department of Community Affairs.

20. Ridgewood

This Bergen County village cracks into the top 20 with a $17,180 average real estate tax bill. Schools account for about 65 percent of taxes levied there, while the municipality collects 24 percent and the county, 11 percent.

28. Glen RockOf New Jersey’s 21 counties, Bergen is the most represented on this list, occupying 14 of the 30 spots. Living in this small Bergen County Borough costs, on average, $15,459 in property taxes.

25. Ho-Ho-Kus

In Ho-Ho-Kus, Bergen County, the average real estate tax bill is $15,580, $18 higher than Woodcliff Lake.