New Jersey Division of Local Government Services Local Finance Notice 2021-03

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January 29, 2021
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Local Finance Notice 2021-03 – CY 2021 Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures

This Local Finance Notice provides specific instruction and direction to municipalities operating on a calendar fiscal year considering holding a public referendum to exceed either the:

  • Two (2) percent municipal property tax levy cap pursuant to N.J.S.A 40A:4-45.45 or 
  • One (1.0) percent appropriation cap pursuant to N.J.S.A 40A:4-45.3

Some key elements concerning Levy Cap Referendums are municipalities with Type II boards of education may hold a levy cap referendum on April 20, regardless of when their school board elections are held. Non-partisan municipalities may hold a levy cap referendum on May 11, regardless of when their school election takes place.

Local Finance Notice 2021-03

Please follow the link below to read more about these items and guidance on how your local unit can implement them:

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