Tax Assessment

2021 District-wide Annual Reassessment 

The annual district-wide reassessment to 100% market value (“True Value” 1) is complete for tax year 2021. You may find your new property assessment at: https://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/External.aspx?iId=12

If you agree with the assessed value shown, you do not need to do anything. 

If you disagree with the assessed value shown, 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 https://secure.njappealonline.com.  Assessment appeals filed with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation must be filed on or before January 15, 2021. 

Property Sales

  • Map of Filtered Sale: Click HERE
  • All Sales: Click HERE
  • Filtered Sales: Click HERE

(Non-usable 2 sales Filtered NU: #0,7,10,26,33, Excluded: #1-6,8-9,11-25, 27-32)

1 “True Value” is defined in N.J.S.A. 54:4-23 as the “…full and fair value of each parcel of real property situate in the taxing district at such price as, in his [the assessor’s] judgment, it would sell for at a fair and bona fide sale by private contract on October 1 next preceding the date on which the assessor shall complete his assessments…”

Excluded Sales not used in the Sales Ratio database for equalization calculations are called non-usable sales.  For guidelines on non-usable sales and their usability in the Sales Ratio Study visit: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/guidelines33.pdf

 

Assessment Inspections 

One week prior to the inspection, a notification card will be sent to each homeowner detailing the process. The inspections take place in groups of 1,000 and will be mailed throughout the year.  If you have not received a letter, there is no need to contact the Assessor’s Office.  The annual inspection cycle takes place in 5 year intervals and thus, your area may not be inspected this year. Appraisal Systems, Inc. will conduct the interior/exterior inspections throughout the Township. The inspectors will carry photographic identification visible at all times and wear shirts with company insignia. The inspectors will knock on the front door in an attempt to gain interior access to each property. If after repeated knocks the inspector finds the owner is not home, they are instructed to walk the property, measure the exterior and take a front and rear photo. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AN EXAMPLE OF THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENT INSPECTION LETTER.

The Assessor's Office is responsible for retaining all data that may reflect either the value or ownership of all property located in the Middletown Township. The following property information is available through the Tax Assessor's Office:
  • Block and lot, property location, assessments, deed and sales information, map information (lot sizes, lot location, streets), tax rates, and tax ratio
  • Subdivision Information - After approval by the Planning and Development Department
  • The Assessor's Office divides the bulk block and lot into the number of lots involved in the division, making new line items and assessments
  • Map corrections (street vacations, lots created)
  • Variance list (for pools, sub-divisions, additions, etc.) notification to properties within 200 feet
Please note: Applications for variances are obtained in the Planning Department. Information for the variance list is obtained in the Assessor's Office.
  • Search information regarding tax assessment: additions to property, part of search request through the Tax Collection Office

Assessment Records Search


The Monmouth County records system allows you to search for assessed value, sales data, ownership information, tax list history, property record cards, annual assessment postcards and more.

Tax Map Search

 
The Tax Map Search allows you to search Tax Map information

Deeds Search


Obtain a noncertified copy of a deed by visiting the Monmouth County Records Search page.

Tax Assessment Appeal


To file an appeal online CLICK HERE (complete appeal guide and instructions also available).



To file an appeal by paper, CLICK HERE to print the form.

  • The original petition must be filed with the County Board of Taxation (address below).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A copy should be retained by the petitioner.
  • 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

Property Tax Relief Programs

Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons: Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income (not exceeding $10,000) and residency requirements. For eligibility requirements and the claim form, CLICK HERE.  Required Supplemental Income Form, CLICK HERE.

Annual Deduction for Veterans: Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. For eligibility requirements and the claim form, CLICK HERE.  

Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans: Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. Unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners of servicepersons who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. For eligibility requirements and the claim form, CLICK HERE.

Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze): You may be eligible for a reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes you paid for the base year (the year you first became eligible) and the amount paid for the year for which you are applying for a reimbursement if you met all the following requirements for the base year and for each succeeding year, up to and including the year for which you are claiming the reimbursement. For eligibility requirements and the claim form, CLICK HERE, or call 1.800.882.6597.

Homestead Benefit Program: You may be eligible for a New Jersey homestead benefit, for eligibility requirements and the claim form, CLICK HERE, or call 1.877.658.2972

In addition to Property Tax Deduction forms, the Tax Assessor provides forms for:

Statement of Income and Expenses: