Farmland applications were mailed June 28th - DUE by AUGUST 1st. Late applications will be cause for denial of your QFARM assessment for the following year. Farmland forms and information can be found on the "Farmland" link below.
** NEW FOR 2017 ** - Electronic filing of farmland assessment is an optional feature now available (additional information is on the farmland link below).
Farmland inspections are currently in process. Your patience is appreciated while our inspectors from Realty Data Service (RDS) make on-site inspections. They will have Identification. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 609-758-7738, ext. 219, or email at email@example.com.
Please note that if a permit has been issued resulting in an additional improvement on your property, you may receive a bill in October for such improvement upon its completion for the intended use. This bill is due / payable (in full) November 1st of the current year.
NOTICE OF 2018 ASSESSMENTS / TAX APPEAL FILING
Postcards will be mailed on or about November 15, 2017 notifying each taxpayer of their 2018 assessment. It is important that each property owner review their Notice of Assessment card immediately. Any property owner that does not agree with the value shown (which is reflective of sales in the market) may contact our office to discuss. The Assessor’s Office is open Monday and Wednesday (2-4 pm or by appointment) (this office will be closed for vacation from November 27 – December 11, 2017). Please do not make the mistake of waiting until you receive your 2018 tax bill to address your concerns. It will be too late to appeal your property assessment at that time.
If you wish to meet with the Assessor to review your assessment, please be prepared to talk about your TOTAL assessment. It is also suggested that you familiarize yourself with properties that have sold in the last year that are comparable to your property, such as location, size and style (Ranch, Cape, Colonial, etc.)
Filing Deadline - January 15, 2018
If after reviewing your assessment with the Assessor’s office you are still not satisfied, you have the right to file an appeal of your assessment with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation. Appeals must be filed on or before January 15, 2018 or 45 days from the date your assessment notification was mailed, as reflected on the front of the notice. Appeals should be filed online through the Monmouth County Board of Taxation at https://secure.njappealonline.com/prodappeals/login.aspx.
If the assessed value exceeds $1,000,000, you have the option of filing your appeal directly with the Tax Court at PO Box 972, Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, NJ 08625.
REVIEW YOUR PROPERTY RECORD CARD
It is important to review your property record card (PRC) for accuracy prior to disputing your assessment. You can review your PRC on-line at the Monmouth County Open Public Records Search System at http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/External.aspx?iId=13 . (Note: Under Step 1, select Current Owners/Assmt List from the drop down list), then follow the search criteria available.)
Please note that assessments represent 100% of Market Value
Commercial properties are sent an annual letter referring them to https://taxboardportal.co.monmouth.nj.us/TaxBoardPortal/Home/Login for ELECTRONIC filing of their annual Income and Expense. Please refer to that letter for information. Should you prefer to file the "old fashioned" way, forms can be downloaded from the LOGIN screen on the link referenced above. You will see the link beneath the LOGIN field. If you choose to go the paper route, please fill it out and mail to the Assessor's Office at Upper Freehold Township, 314 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
If you require assessment information (incl. assessment post card notifications), property record cards, etc., under the drop down list for Step 1, click on Current Owners/Assmt List.
If you require sales information, click on Deed/SR1A List.