I could live in the top two! But lucky for me I live in Hunterdon County! Hunterdon County has third-highest property tax in the nation By Express-Times staff September 23, 2009, 8:45PM New Jersey continues to have among the highest property taxes in the nation. The Tax Foundation analyzed Census figures and determined Garden State homeowners put 7 percent of their paychecks toward property taxes in 2008. New Jersey's median property tax bill was $6,320. The group found six of the nation's 10 most expensive counties were in New Jersey. Hunterdon County property owners paid a median bill of $8,492, or third-highest in the country. Westchester and Nassau counties in New York topped the list of counties. The median bill in Westchester was $8,890 and $8,628 in Nassau.