Tax Assessor

Amanda N. Karaman
Phone: (732) 446-8311
Fax: (732) 446-7998
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

The Tax Assessor is responsible for the fair assessment of all property within Manalapan Township to provide for an equitable distribution of the tax burden.  For an overview of the Tax Assessor's office, click here.

The Township of Manalapan is committed to providing clear and complete information regarding the reassessment process and its tax implications. Click the photo above to view the annual reassessment guide. This document will provide further clarification regarding the yearly reassessment process and answer taxpayers frequently asked questions.


Property Record Card Verification Inspections

The Township of Manalapan has engaged Realty Data Systems to inspect properties throughout the municipality. All RDS inspectors are easily identifiable. The inspectors wear company RDS logo shirts and vests with "PROPERTY INSPECTOR" printed on the tail. They will also be displaying a RDS photo ID in a visible location. For verification purposes, each inspector and his/her vehicle are registered with the Manalapan Township Police Department. Property owners within the current inspection cycle will receive a notification in the mail in September 2017 noticing of the upcoming inspections. Click Here to review information detailing the top questions regarding annual inspections.


The following items are available through the Monmouth County Open Public Records Search System.

Assessment Records Search: This powerful record search system allows you to search for assessed value, sales data, ownership information, tax list history, property record cards, annual assessment postcards and more, Click here.

Deeds Search: To obtain a noncertified copy of a deed, Click here.

Tax Map Search: Past and present tax maps, Click here. (Tax map PDF as of 2013 Click here)

Tax List Image Archive: Past and present tax lists, Click here.

Subdivision Maps: Past and present subdivision maps, Click here.

Monmouth County GIS:  Click here Created by the GIS Section of the County Planning Board. This Property Viewer allows you to view digital tax maps and aerial imagery from the County flyover from 1997, 2003, 2010, and 2012. 

For more records visit the Monmouth County's Open Public Records Search System (OPRS), Click here.



For eligibility requirements and claim forms regarding property tax relief programs for veterans, senior citizens and disabled persons, click here


For a change of address form, click here.




Tax Year                              2017      2016      2015      2014       2013     2012            
Fire District #1 Rate          2.066     2.042     2.064     2.120      2.070    2.041            
Fire District #2 Rate          2.075     2.054     2.076     2.130      2.078    2.053            
Ratio                                  100%     100%    100%    94.78%   96.12%  92.45%            


Non-Residential Development Fee

The Township of Manalapan is required to impose a non-residential development fee of 2.5% of the equalized assessed value pursuant to N.J. Stat. § 40:55D-8.4 , the Statewide Non-Residential Development Fee Act on developments seeking approval subsequent to July 1st, 2013. The fee is NOT collected on projects that received site plan approval prior to July 1st, 2013 provided that the construction permit is issued by January 1st, 2015.

All developers involved in the construction of non-residential development must complete Form N-RDF prior to applying for a construction permit or requesting a Certificate of Occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued without proof of payment of a non-residential development fee or proof of an exemption.

Form N-RDF- click here

Tax Assessment Appeal


To file an appeal online and review the complete appeal guide instructions visit

To file an appeal by paper, click here  to print the form. 

(a) The original petition must be filed with the County Board of Taxation (address below).

(b) A copy must be served upon the assessor of the municipality in which the property is located or, in the case of a municipal appeal, served upon the taxpayer.

(c) A copy must be served upon the clerk of the municipality in which the property is located or, in the case of a municipal appeal, served upon the taxpayer.

(d) A copy should be retained by the petitioner.

(e) Any supporting documents attached to the original petition must also be attached to the assessor’s and municipal clerk’s copies.


County Board of Taxation
Hall of Records
1 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ  07728


Separate Appeals

Separate appeals must be filed for each taxed parcel unless the county tax board administrator grants prior approval to consolidate parcels or lots into one appeal filing using form MAS (Multiple Appeal Schedule).  

Filing Fees

(Must accompany original petition of appeal)

(a) Assessed Valuation less than $150,000 $ 5.00

1. $ 150,000 or more, but less than $ 500,000 $ 25.00

2. $ 500,000 or more, but less than $ 1,000,000 $ 100.00

3. $1,000,000 or more $ 150.00

(b) Appeal on Classification $ 25.00

(c) Appeal on Valuation and Classification Sum of (a) and (b)

(d) Appeal not covered by (a), (b), and (c) $ 25.00 


No fee is required to file a petition contesting denial of application for Veteran's and Veteran's/Serviceman's/Servicewoman's/Surviving Spouse deduction, Senior Citizen's or Disabled person's deduction. Check is to be made payable to: Monmouth County Tax Administrator.


Appeal from County Board of Taxation

A local property tax appeal for review of an assessment under $1,000,000 must first be filed with your County Board of Taxation. You would then file with the Tax Court if you are unsatisfied with that judgment and wish to appeal the county Board of Taxation judgment.

Direct Appeal

If the local property tax appeal seeks to review an assessment that exceeds $1,000,000, you may bypass filing with the County Board of Taxation and file directly with the Tax Court. Your complaint must be filed with the Tax Court Management Office within 45 days of the mailing date that appears on the final judgment of the County Board of Taxation. If your assessment is greater than $1,000,000 and you are filing a direct appeal, your complaint must be received on or before April 1 of the tax year unless a municipal-wide revaluation or reassessment has been implemented.

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