Taxes Down In Jersey City, Up Significantly In Union City, Bayonne & Harrison

The Hudson County Board of Commissioners this week approved a $674 million budget for 2024.  The spending plan is $14 million less than last year’s expenditures.  It cuts taxes in Jersey City by $66, but sharply increases them for residents living in Union City, Bayonne and Harrison.  Property owners in Weehawken and Secaucus will see a minimal tax increase.

Last year, the budget increased to $735 million after additional grants were factored in following the budget’s approval by the Board of Commissioners.

The 2024 budget increases the tax levy countywide by approximately 3.6-percent.

Hudson County Executive Craig Guy issued the following statement regarding the Board of Commissioners passage of the budget:

“This budget fulfills many of my priorities while maintaining fiscal responsibility.  When I took office, I made it a goal to combat food insecurity in our county, upgrade our parks and green spaces, and continue providing high quality services to our seniors, veterans, and Hudson County’s most vulnerable residents. This budget accomplishes these goals while at the same time making responsible choices that prioritize the taxpayers of our county. I’d like to thank the Board of County Commissioners that voted for the budget and recognize that this budget enables the administration to move forward in maintaining the services we offer while at the same time being fiscally responsible.”