Jersey City Officials Warn of Imposter Reval Inspectors

Reminds Residents that Inspectors DO NOT take Photographs Inside of the Home

JERSEY CITY – City officials are reminding residents about what identification to look for regarding property tax revaluation inspectors who will be coming to their homes following reports of alleged imposters.

All reval inspectors carry two forms of ID – one from the reval company and the other being a letter of introduction from the City. Authorized inspectors are registered with the Police Department and DO NOT take photographs inside of the residence.

Anyone who is not sure if the inspector requesting entrance to their home is legitimate, should get the inspector’s name and ask them to wait outside while they contact the City’s Reval Hotline at 201-547-4538 (available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Residents can also find a link to the photos, names, and vehicle identification information on the city website. If you believe an imposter inspector is at your home, please call 911.

Senior citizens – or anyone who lives alone – are able to schedule an appointment with the revaluation company for a time when a family member can be present by calling Realty Appraisal at (201) 946-6984.

Anyone who feels they may have been targeted by an imposter revaluation inspector is asked to call the Jersey City Police Department at (201) 547-5477 and an officer or detective will respond to take a police report.

Anyone with questions about the revaluation process is asked to either visit the city’s website at www.jerseycitynj.gov or call the Reval Hotline at 201-547-4538 All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699./////

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