Gov. Chris Christie says the average property tax bill rose by 1.7 percent in 2013, making it the third year in a row with an increase under 2.5 percent.
Christie released preliminary administration data on tax bills at a town hall meeting Thursday in Mount Laurel.
Controlling the rise of property taxes has been a major focus for the Republican governor. He signed into law a 2 percent increases on property tax growth that makes exemptions for certain expenses.
New Jersey has the nation’s highest average property tax bill at more than $8,000.