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New Jersey's Highest-in-the-U.S. Property Taxes Are Rising Again

  • Schools and county costs drive greatest share of 2017 increase
  • Bills stay within limits of Christie’s 2 percent growth cap
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Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

Residents of New Jersey, the state with the nation’s highest property taxes, paid a record average of $8,690 in 2017, state data show. 

That marks a 1.6 percent increase, according to figures released by the community affairs department. The statewide rise is down from 2.3 percent a year earlier and was restrained by Atlantic City, which overhauled property taxes for casinos as part of a plan to arrest a financial crisis.