Except as otherwise provided by law, the terms of office of all elective officers in any municipality shall commence at 12 o’clock noon on January 1 next succeeding their election and continue for the terms prescribed by law.

      The terms of office of all officers appointed by the mayor or other chief executive officer or by the governing body of any municipality, except to fill vacancies, shall commence on January 1 of the year in which they are appointed and continue for the terms prescribed by law, except that the term of office of the assessor shall commence on July 1 next following appointment and continue for the prescribed number of years.

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 40A:9-156

  • assessor: when used in relation to the assessment of taxes or water rents or other public assessments, includes all officers, boards or commissions charged with the duty of making such assessments, unless a particular officer, board or commission is specified. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2


      No appointment of any officer shall be made by the mayor or other chief executive officer or by the governing body of any municipality where the term of the office is to commence after the expiration of the term of the officer making the appointment or of any member of the governing body.

      L.1971, c. 200, s. 1, eff. July 1, 1971. Amended by L.1981, c. 394, s. 4, eff. Jan. 6, 1982.