The average residential property tax bill in New Jersey last year rose by 1.6 percent to $8,690.

The average bill went up in 498 municipalities, including 296 where it surpassed the 2 percent at which former Gov. Chris Christie's signature law caps it (with plenty of loopholes).

But some homeowners were luckier.

Below is a list of the 66 municipalities where the average property tax bill went down.

Scroll to the end to find your town and compare it to others using our interactive tax map.

NJ tax decreases in 2017

WALPACK — Sussex County
2017 average: $1,277
Cut from '16: -30.1%

LOCH ARBOUR — Monmouth County
2017 average: $16,875
Cut from '16: -24.4%

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic County
2017 average: $4,839
Cut from '16: -19.%

SALEM CITY — Salem County
2017 average: $3,127
Cut from '16: -16.3%

INTERLAKEN — Monmouth County
2017 average: $7,251
Cut from '16: -15.1%

TRENTON — Mercer County
2017 average: $3,110
Cut from '16: -14.7%

PINE HILL — Camden County
2017 average: $5,824
Cut from '16: -10.7%

NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County
2017 average: $6,166
Cut from '16: -10.3%

ROCKLEIGH  — Bergen County
2017 average: $14,315
Cut from '16: -8.%

EAST NEWARK — Hudson County
2017 average: $6,559
Cut from '16: -7.8%

PATERSON — Passaic County
2017 average: $7,697
Cut from '16: -7.8%

SECAUCUS — Hudson County
2017 average: $6,239
Cut from '16: -6.7%

WEEHAWKEN — Hudson County
2017 average: $12,573
Cut from '16: -4.9%

AUDUBON PARK — Camden County
2017 average: $2,396
Cut from '16: -4.1%

HARVEY CEDARS — Ocean County
2017 average: $9,631
Cut from '16: -3.7%

MOORESTOWN — Burlington County
2017 average: $11,261
Cut from '16: -3.7%

WASHINGTON TWP — Burlington County
2017 average: $3,948
Cut from '16: -3.6%

WRIGHTSTOWN — Burlington County
2017 average: $3,801
Cut from '16: -3.4%

WATCHUNG — Somerset County
2017 average: $13,867
Cut from '16: -3.3%

CARTERET — Middlesex County
2017 average: $6,349
Cut from '16: -3.1%

PLEASANTVILLE — Atlantic County
2017 average: $4,195
Cut from '16: -2.7%

LAFAYETTE — Sussex County
2017 average: $8,124
Cut from '16: -2.6%

CARNEYS POINT — Salem County
2017 average: $4,464
Cut from '16: -2.5%

LIBERTY — Warren County
2017 average: $6,804
Cut from '16: -2.4%

WANTAGE — Sussex County
2017 average: $6,821
Cut from '16: -2.3%

BETHLEHEM TWP — Hunterdon County
2017 average: $10,013
Cut from '16: -2.2%

NORTH ARLINGTON — Bergen County
2017 average: $9,631
Cut from '16: -2.2%

SHREWSBURY — Monmouth County
2017 average: $4,590
Cut from '16: -2.1%

WHITE — Warren County
2017 average: $5,559
Cut from '16: -2.1%

CARLSTADT — Bergen County
2017 average: $6,886
Cut from '16: -2.%

LAKEWOOD — Ocean County
2017 average: $6,457
Cut from '16: -2.%

LAUREL SPRINGS — Camden County
2017 average: $8,019
Cut from '16: -1.7%

BASS RIVER — Burlington County
2017 average: $4,752
Cut from '16: -1.6%

LEBANON BORO — Hunterdon County
2017 average: $6,081
Cut from '16: -1.6%

BOUND BROOK — Somerset County
2017 average: $7,948
Cut from '16: -1.3%

WEST AMWELL — Hunterdon County
2017 average: $9,324
Cut from '16: -1.3%

BARRINGTON — Camden County
2017 average: $8,048
Cut from '16: -1.2%

CHESTER — Morris County
2017 average: $12,642
Cut from '16: -1.1%

FRENCHTOWN — Hunterdon County
2017 average: $8,539
Cut from '16: -1.%

FRANKFORD — Sussex County
2017 average: $6,782
Cut from '16: -0.9%

BAY HEAD — Ocean County
2017 average: $12,579
Cut from '16: -0.8%

TINTON FALLS — Monmouth County
2017 average: $6,583
Cut from '16: -0.8%

WASHINGTON TWP — Warren County
2017 average: $8,574
Cut from '16: -0.7%

CALDWELL — Essex County
2017 average: $11,189
Cut from '16: -0.6%

WOODCLIFF LAKE — Bergen County
2017 average: $15,467
Cut from '16: -0.6%

BLAIRSTOWN — Warren County
2017 average: $6,937
Cut from '16: -0.4%

DOWNE — Cumberland County
2017 average: $3,242
Cut from '16: -0.4%

HAWORTH — Bergen County
2017 average: $17,696
Cut from '16: -0.4%

ISLAND HEIGHTS — Ocean County
2017 average: $7,099
Cut from '16: -0.4%

STOCKTON — Hunterdon County
2017 average: $7,608
Cut from '16: -0.4%

VERNON — Sussex County
2017 average: $5,697
Cut from '16: -0.4%

WEST MILFORD — Passaic County
2017 average: $9,043
Cut from '16: -0.4%

OXFORD — Warren County
2017 average: $6,539
Cut from '16: -0.3%

SADDLE RIVER — Bergen County
2017 average: $17,172
Cut from '16: -0.3%

BEACH HAVEN — Ocean County
2017 average: $8,883
Cut from '16: -0.2%

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS — Bergen County
2017 average: $10,707
Cut from '16: -0.2%

HOPATCONG — Sussex County
2017 average: $7,083
Cut from '16: -0.2%

SANDYSTON — Sussex County
2017 average: $5,513
Cut from '16: -0.2%

SEA GIRT — Monmouth County
2017 average: $12,575
Cut from '16: -0.2%

CRANBURY — Middlesex County
2017 average: $11,667
Cut from '16: -0.1%

ELIZABETH — Union County
2017 average: $9,615
Cut from '16: -0.1%

FAIRFIELD TWP — Essex County
2017 average: $9,814
Cut from '16: -0.1%

FLEMINGTON — Hunterdon County
2017 average: $8,023
Cut from '16: -0.1%

HOPE — Warren County
2017 average: $7,544
Cut from '16: -0.1%

LODI — Bergen County
2017 average: $10,275
Cut from '16: -0.1%

LONG BEACH — Ocean County
2017 average: $9,159
Cut from '16: -0.1%

NJ property taxes in 2017

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