Tax Assessor

Howard Van Salisbury
Phone: (732) 446-8311
Fax: (732) 446-7998
Email: assessor@mtnj.org
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

The Tax Assessor is responsible for the fair assessment of all properties within Manalapan Township to provide for an equitable distribution of the tax burden.

The Tax Assessor does not collect tax payments.

Manalapan Inspections for 2021:

Manalapan is under contract with Realty Data Systems (RDS) to inspect a designated portion of all properties located in the Township each year.

These inspections enable the Township to maintain accurate property records used to complete annual reassessments, which are a critical component in the fair distribution of taxes.

A notification was mailed to all property owners subject to an inspection this year, which contained instructions for contacting RDS to complete a “remote virtual” (RV) interior inspection which requires no entry.

Inspectors will also visit your property to conduct a full exterior (front and rear) inspection which includes photographs.

During that visit, an interior walkthrough will be offered (if an RV has not previously been completed), and you will again receive printed instructions for completing an RV if that is your preference.  If an adult is present during a visit, but decline an interior inspection, the inspectors will not return to your property, but you can call still call to complete a virtual inspection for a limited period.

A door hanger containing those instructions will be left at each property for which an owner/occupant is not present.

During walkthroughs inspectors will respect social-distancing and wear masks when inside any property.

Property visits will take place between 9am and dusk, Monday-Saturday, and all personnel will carry photo ID.  Our office and the Police Dept. possess all inspector background and other pertinent information.

If for any reason you would like to refuse an interior inspection, please visit www.rdsnj.com, click “INSPECTIONS” and select the REFUSAL FORM.

Please note that if an interior inspection is not completed, my office may need to make estimates that could result in an inaccurate property record or tax assessment, and Monmouth County may limit your rights during any assessment appeal.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please visit, http://mtnj.org/departments/tax_assessor/property_record_card_verification_inspections/annual_inspections_faqs/, for more information.


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.


 TAX RATE AND RATIO HISTORY

Tax Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Fire District #1 Rate 2.076 2.053 2.055 2.067 2.066 2.042 2.064
Fire District #2 Rate 2.082 2.060 2.063 2.076 2.075 2.054 2.076
Ratio 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%