Departments

Tax Assessor


Phone: (732) 446-8311
Fax: (732) 446-7998
Email: [email protected]
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.


ASSESSMENT APPEAL

If you are unable to sell your home for the value printed on your assessment postcard, you may file an appeal with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation.  Forms, Instructions, and a guide to the process Understanding Property Assessment Appeals for Monmouth County may be obtained at http://secure.njappealonline.com

Appeals must be filed on or before January 15, 2016.

Assessment Records Search: Sales data, ownership information, tax list history, property record cards, annual assessment postcards and more, CLICK HERE.

To view all sales within the Township between 10-01-2014 to 10-01-2015 see below. 

All Sales including Non Usable sales

All Usable Sales by Home Style  

(This map filters out all "nonusable" transaction like a sale between mother and child for $1.00)

 

NOTE: Regarding use of SR1A data for assessment appeals: Assessments are not acceptable as evidence of value and not all sales are usable. Only transactions that have a sale price that reflects the true market value of the property are usable as comparable sale evidence. Sales that have been marked as "nonusable" by the Assessor for purposes of determining assessment sales ratios pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:1-35.1 may be considered by the Board as evidence of true market value. When such sales are utilized, both the Assessor and the property owner must be prepared to support the inclusion or exclusion of such sales evidence as proof of true market value. 

To file an appeal online visit http://secure.njappealonline.com

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 OF PETITION

(a) The original petition must be filed with the county board of taxation. (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.  

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.

NEW JERSEY TAX COURT

Appeal from County Board of Taxation

A local property tax appeal for review of an assessment of $750,000 and under 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.

For more information see http://www.njcourtonline.com, Select Tax Court.


RECORD SEARCH

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 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.


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 2015 annual reassessment guide. This document will provide further clarification on the reassessment process and answer taxpayers frequently asked questions.


2015 Added Assessment & Property Record Card Verification Inspections

The Township of Manalapan has engaged Realty Data Systems to inspect properties throughout the municipality. RDS will perform inspections for added assessment purposes and interior/exterior inspections. All RDS inspectors are easily identifiable with each inspector wearing company insignia embossed in blue on a gray shirt or jacket, and will be displaying an RDS photo ID in a visible location. For verification purposes, each inspector and his/her vehicle are registered with the Manalapan Township Police Department. If residents have any questions regarding the inspections, the Real Property Assessment Demonstration Program, or need to verify the identity of an inspector, please contact the Assessor's office.


 

PROPERTY TAX REFLIEF PROGRAMS

For eligibility requirements and claim forms regarding property tax relief programs for veterans, senior citizens and disabled persons, CLICK HERE.

Update on the Homestead Benefit Program 

2012 Homestead Benefit. The filing deadline for 2012 Homestead Benefit Applications was January 31, 2014. Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts for 2012 will not be finalized until the completion of the State Budget for FY 2015, which must be adopted by July 1, 2014. Homestead benefits for 2012 are expected to be applied to May 2015 property tax bills. Additional information on the 2012 homestead benefit will be posted when it becomes available.

Check the Status (Amount) of Your Homestead Benefit

Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/20/14 

Above provided by NJ Division of Taxation: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml

 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

For a change of address form, CLICK HERE.

 

TAX RATE AND RATIO HISTORY

 

Tax Year 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Fire District #1 Rate 2.064 2.120 2.070 2.041 2.024
Fire District #2 Rate 2.076 2.130 2.078 2.053 2.034
Ratio 100% 94.78% 96.12% 92.45% 90.11%

 

 

 

 

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