Tax Assessor

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

On or about 11/18/19, postcards were mailed out indicating Realty Data Systems (RDS) will be inspecting 20% of the township.  The purpose of these inspections is not to assess the properties but to verify the accuracy of Assessor's records.  Please allow the inspectors from RDS to complete interior and exterior inspections to ensure accurate records.  For more information, click Inspections on the menu on the left.


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.

Overview of the Tax Assessor's Office

The Assessor’s Office, under the general direction of the Monmouth County Board of Taxation and the State Director of Taxation, undertakes the assessing activities of the Township as prescribed by law.

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.

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.


Tax Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Fire District #1 Rate 2.055 2.067 2.066 2.042 2.064 2.120 2.070
Fire District #2 Rate 2.063 2.076 2.075 2.054 2.076 2.130 2.078
Ratio 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 94.78% 96.12%