Assessing

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The Assessor is responsible to the citizens of Neptune for the fair assessment of all property in order that the tax burden be distributed equitably. This office strives to keep the public well informed on all tax assessment matters.

Responsibilities of the Assessor:

The assessor’s duties may be divided into these major functions:
1.    Discovery and location of all real property and certain personal property used in business in the taxing district;
2.    Listing and description of property in a systematic, convenient manner through MOD IV;
3.    Determination of taxability based on a wide variety of tax exemption and tax deduction statutes;
4.    Valuation of property through an appraisal of each property and an assessment based on that appraised value;
5.    Tax equalization responsibilities via district revaluation programs and for purposes of distributing State Aid to schools;
6.    
Defense of assessments upon appeal


Quick Links:

2016 Real Property Extended Tax Duplicate
Click here to perform a Record Search (Monmouth County Open Public Record Search)
Click here to perform a Deed Search (Monmouth County Open Public Record Search)
Click here to file an Online Tax Appeal with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation
Click here for information on the Monmouth County Assessment Demonstration Program
Click here for TIARA (Taxpayer Informal Assessment Review Application)


2017 Property Inspections Have Started!

What is happening?

2017 Property inspections have started as part of the Assessment Demonstration Program.

Who is involved?

The Township has engaged Realty Data Systems (RDS) to perform the 2017 inspections. 

When are these inspections happening?

Now. The inspectors work between 9 am and dusk (Mon - Sat) unless a homeowner has made an early evening appointment to inspect the interior.  All inspectors wear RDS logo shirts and high-visibility vests with “PROPERTY INSPECTOR” printed on the tail, and carry photo ID badges.  The inspection consists of taking photographs (with a tablet), knocking on doors to inspect the interior with a homeowner or adult permission, walking the properties (including rear yard s) to perform exterior inspection, as well as sketching the structures.  

If you are not home at the time of inspection the inspector will leave a door knocker with information on how to schedule an appointment. The easiest way to schedule an appointment is online at http://www.rdsnj.com/ and clicking “Book Now” on the home page. Homeowners without internet access should call the number provided.

If you are uncomfortable with letting the inspector into your home, then schedule an appointment with RDS and the inspector will come when you can have a friend or relative in the house with you while the house is being inspected. Realty Data Systems has supplied the Neptune Township Police Department with records that includes a photograph, driver license number, vehicle place number and the car make and model of each inspector. DO NOT permit anyone who is unable to provide such identification to enter your property.

You are not required to allow an inspector to enter your home. However, we ask all residents to cooperate with the inspection process. If the company is unable to complete an interior inspection, an estimate of all interior information will be utilized. This may result in an error on your property record card (PRC). 

 

Where are these inspections taking place?

Click here for a list of properties to be inspected.

Click here for a map highlighting the areas to be inspected.

Why are we inspection, again?

These inspections are required under New Jersey Public Law 2013 CH. 15, Real Property Assessment Demonstration Program. The purpose of the 5-Year Internal Data Collection Program is to increase the frequency of property data collection/verification so taxpayers aren’t unfairly left paying less or more than they should be for a decade or more.

Questions?

For additional questions or information call the Assessor’s Office, (732) 988-5200, ext. 249. 


Assessment Review (New Service):

The purpose of TIARA (Taxpayer Informal Assessment Review Application) is to provide the taxpayer with a free and informal means of submitting questions and supporting documents (pictures, maps, narratives) regarding their future property assessment. Submissions will be reviewed annually by the Assessor prior to the delivery of the next Preliminary Tax List November 1st. 

If the information submitted by the taxpayer warrants a change in the future assessment the Assessor may change the assessment for the following year, thereby avoiding the need for a formal appeal process. If upon receipt of their new assessment in November the taxpayer thinks their assessment does not reflect the current value of their real property, they may file a formal appeal. 

TIARA will be opened each May, after the current year’s appeals and closed for submission early October, before the Assessor’s submission of the Preliminary Tax List. 



2017 Aggregates and Last Name Index

2017 Street Index

2017 Preliminary Tax List Book 1
2017 Preliminary Tax List Book 2
2017 Preliminary Tax List Book 3
2017 Preliminary Tax List Book 4


 

2016 Neptune Township Tax Maps

 
All Assessment information can be obtained using the following link:
 
Information regarding Property Tax Appeals can be obtained using the following link:

 



 
New Block & Lot Numbers
 
The Township many  years ago embarked  on an effort to  digitize all  of the Tax Maps  for easier maintenance and to make those maps available to the general public through our website.  At present all paper maps  require a copy  fee in order  for the public to get the map that they need.  This will eliminate the need  for a trip to Townhall, and the fee for copies, anyone can access the map of their choice online.  Stay tuned.  

As part of 
this process ALL OF THE BLOCK AND LOTS  IN THE TOWNSHIP HAVE CHANGED FOR THE 2015 TAX YEAR. This is not a mistake, effective January 1, 2015 every property located in the Township of Neptune will have a new block and lot identification number. Property Owners should be aware that it is NOT necessary to have your deeds or any other document change, new identification numbers (block & lots) will be cross referenced with the former block & lots for a smooth transition.
 

PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS OFFERED:

CLAIM FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION ON DWELLING HOUSE OF QUALIFIED NEW JERSEY RESIDENT SENIOR CITIZEN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE/SURVIVING CIVIL UNION PARTNER

Eligibility Requirements:

  • New Jersey Citizenship as of October 1 pretax year
  • Property Ownership as of October 1 pretax year
  • Residence in New Jersey and in Dwelling House as of October 1 pretax year and
  • Residence in New Jersey for 1 year immediately prior to October 1 pretax year
  • Senior Citizen Age 65 or more as of December 31 pretax year
  • Surviving Spouse/Surviving Civil Union Partner Age 55 or more as of December 31 pretax year and at the time of spouse’s/civil union partner’s death
  • Supplemental Income Statement must be completed 

 

CLAIM FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION ON DWELLING HOUSE OF QUALIFIED NEW JERSEY RESIDENT DISABLED PERSON OR SURVIVING SPOUSE/SURVIVING CIVIL UNION PARTNER

Eligibility Requirements:

  • New Jersey Citizenship as of October 1 pretax year
  • Property Ownership as of October 1 pretax year
  • Residence in New Jersey and in Dwelling House as of October 1 pretax year and
  • Residence in New Jersey for 1 year immediately prior to October 1 pretax year
  • Permanent and Total Disability as of December 31 pretax year
  • Surviving Spouse/Surviving Civil Union Partner Age 55 or more as of December 31 pretax year and at the time of spouse’s/civil union partner’s death
  • Supplemental Income Statement must be completed

 

PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION CLAIM BY VETERAN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE/SURVIVING CIVIL UNION PARTNER/SURVIVING DOMESTIC PARTNER OF VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON

Eligibility Requirements:

Veteran Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:

  • have had active wartime service in United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged;
  • own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed;
  • be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey.

Surviving Spouse/Surviving Civil Union Partner/Surviving Domestic Partner Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:

  • document that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or who died on active wartime duty;
  • not have remarried/formed a new civil union or/a new registered domestic partnership;
  • be a legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey;
  • own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed.

CLAIM FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ON DWELLING HOUSE OF DISABLED VETERAN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE/SURVIVING CIVIL UNION PARTNER/SURVIVING DOMESTIC PARTNER OF DISABLED VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON

Eligibility Requirements:

Disabled Veteran Claimant (must meet all 5 requirements)

  • have had active wartime service in United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged;
  • have a United States Veterans Administration certification of wartime service-connected disability as described under #5 on front of this DVSSE Claim;
  • wholly own or hold legal title to the dwelling house for which exemption is claimed;
  • occupy the dwelling house as the principal residence;
  • be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey.

 

Surviving Spouse/Surviving Civil Union Partner/Surviving Domestic Partner Claimant (must meet all 6 requirements)

  • document that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably
  • discharged or who died on active wartime duty;
  • document that the deceased veteran had V. A. certified wartime service-connected disability;
  • not have remarried/formed a new civil union or a new registered domestic partnership;
  • wholly own or hold legal title to the claimed dwelling house;
  • occupy the dwelling house as the principal residence;
  • be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey.

 

NEED PROPERTY INFORMATION?

Contact Your Local Assessor:
Bernard C. Haney, CTA
Phone (732) 988-5200, extension 249
Fax (732) 988-4259
Email: bhaney@neptunetownship.org