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Borough of Lavellette

Tax Assessor

After hours drop box
Mailbox
Located in the Police Department Lobby

 

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Tax Office
Borough of Lavallette Tax Office

Office located in Lavallette Borough Hall
Directions
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
Chrissa Sierfeld, CTC
732-793-7477 Option 2

Mailing Address: Lavallette Planning Board
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Tax Office - Trailer 1 Lavallette Fire House Parking Lot

Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Located on the 1st floor of the Municipal Building
Corner of Grand Central Avenue (Route 35 North) and Brooklyn Avenue.


Navigation Bullet New Tax Bills for 2014 3rd & 4th Quarters 2015 1st & 2nd Quarters

New Tax Bills will be mailed for 2014 3rd & 4th Quarters 2015 1st & 2nd Quarters on July 28, 2014. Homeowners will have until August 22, 2014 to pay without penalty. After that date interest is calculated back to August 1, 2014.

 

Navigation Bullet Tax Quarters

Tax Quarters

1st Quarter due February February 3, 2014

AutoPay Payments were withdrawn on
February 3, 2014

Past Due

Taxes cover the months of
January, February & March

2nd Quarter due May 1, 2014

AutoPay Payments will be withdrawn on
May 1, 2014

Past Due

Taxes cover the months of
April, May & June

3rd Quarter Due Date August 1, 2014

Homeowners will have until August 22, 2014 to pay without penalty. After that date interest is calculated back to August 1, 2014.

AutoPay will be withdrawn on August 22, 2014

Taxes cover the months of
July, August & September

4th Quarter due November 1, 2014

AutoPay Payments will be withdrawn on
November 3, 2014

Taxes cover the months of
October, November & December

10 day grace period on all tax quarters except the 3rd quarter.
3rd quarter is Due 25 days from the date of mailing.
Payment must be received by the due date, postmarks not accepted.

Make Remittance To:

Borough of Lavallette
Tax Department
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

 

Navigation Bullet Tax Rate & Ratio

Tax Rate and Ratio

Rate

Ratio

2007

.797 Per $100

80.48

2008

.843 Per $100

75.20

2009

.850 Per $100

75.17

2010

.882 per $100

77.25

2011

.886 per $100

81.07

2012

.902 per $100

82.76

2013

.921 Per $100

86.47

2014

.933 Per $100

88.86

 

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Navigation Bullet Related Links

OC Tax Building
For deed copies and online tax records visit
The Office of the Ocean County Clerk.
External Link
Phone: 732-929-2018

For online Tax Information Please Visit
www.tax.co.ocean.nj.usExternal Link

 

Property Tax Reimbursement (Tax Freeze)

Information Provided Through The State of New Jersey
www.nj.gov/treasury/taxation/ptrExternal Link
FormsExternal Link

 

Navigation Bullet Attention Bill Pay Users

Bill Pay Must Include Block and Lot and Qualifier (if Any).
Payments lacking the proper identification may be returned.

Bill Pay payments are not electronic, your bank converts these payments into a paper check that must transit through the postal system. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your payment to allow enough time to be delivered by the due date. We suggest at least 7-10 days.

Make Remittance To:
Borough of Lavallette Taxes
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Payments for Different utilities must be made as separate payments, If you pay two utility bills please note that on your payment.  Please mail payments to the utility you are paying
(Ex. Lavallette Water Department, Lavallette Electric Department, Lavallette Tax Department).

 

Navigation Bullet State Rebate Programs

Property Tax Reimbursement Program

This program is commonly known as the TAX FREEZE. It is designed to freeze the burden of increasing real estate taxes for qualified applicants by establishing a base year of eligibility, comparing that base year with any subsequent year and refunding the difference to the eligible homeowner. Eligibility must be continuous otherwise a new base year would have to be established.

Qualifications are as follows:

  1. Must make application to the State annually;

  2. Homeowners must be age 65 or older or receiving Federal Social Security Disability Benefits who paid property taxes on their PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE in New Jersey. Age requirements apply to the base year as well as the application year;

  3. Applicant must be a NJ resident for at least 10 years and living in their current home for the last 3 or more years;

  4. Must meet income limits as set by the State annually. Income limits apply to the base year as well as the application year;

  5. Property taxes must be paid in full by December 31st each year. Failure to pay property taxes within the year due disqualifies the applicant. A new application would have to be filed the following year that would establish a new base year.

Application booklets are mailed out by the State in late January each year. Application booklets may also be available at the Tax Collector's office beginning in mid March.

For further information or to request an application, please contact the State of New Jersey at 1-800-882-6597 or visit the State of NJ website at www.nj.gov/treasury/taxationExternal Link

ANNUAL POST-TAX YEAR INCOME STATEMENT OF QUALIFIED NEW JERSEY RESIDENT SENIOR CITIZEN, DISABLED PERSON, OR SURVIVING SPOUSE/SURVIVING CIVIL UNION PARTNER REQUIRED TO CONTINUE RECEIPT OF REAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION ON DWELLING HOUSE
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Homestead Rebate

Homestead type rebates are sent by the State of New Jersey for qualified home owners on their primary residence. The qualifications, income limitations and amounts of the rebates vary and are determined by the State each year. In a few cases your income tax return establishes eligibility; however in most cases an application is required. Applications when required are sent by the State usually in the spring. For information on Homestead type of rebates or to determine eligibility please call the State of New Jersey at 1-888-238-1233; you may email homestead rebate questions to the State at nj.homesteadrebate@treas.state.nj.us Email or you may visit the State website at www.state.nj.us/taxationExternal Link

 

Navigation BulletTax Sale Information - 2014 Tax Sale Will Be In October

The Tax Collector is required by state law to hold a tax sale each year for the prior year’s unpaid municipal charges.  Municipal charges include, but are not limited to, water, sewer, electric and property taxes.

 YOUR PROPERTY IS NOT SOLD AT THE TAX SALE; A LIEN IS PLACED UPON IT.

A Tax Sale List is published in the newspaper for four (4) weeks prior to the tax sale and the cost of advertising is added to the delinquent amount owed.  The amounts due may be paid in full up to the date of the sale.

The lien holder pays the debt owed to the municipality by the assessed owner of the property in return for a guaranteed interest rate on the amount paid when the lien is redeemed.

The tax sale certificate that is issued is the detailed receipt of what the lien holder purchased at the tax sale; most lien holders record their liens at the Ocean County Clerk’s Office to insure redemption of the lien if the property is sold.  Clear title cannot be issued for a property with recorded liens on it.

At the tax sale most liens are sold to a third party.  On occasion there is not a third party interested in purchasing the lien and the lien is struck off to the municipality.  If a lien is held by The Borough of Lavallette, they may begin foreclosure proceedings six months from the date of the tax sale if the lien has not been redeemed.

If a lien is purchased by a third party, they have a right to begin foreclosure proceedings two years from the date of the tax sale.  The lien holder also has the right to pay any municipal charges that are billed to the property, once they are delinquent and add them to the lien balance.  Liens must be redeemed in full with guaranteed funds.  (i.e. cash, certified check or money order)

Assessed owners of property are ultimately responsible for their municipal charges even if you are escrowing for taxes through your mortgage company.  New Jersey state law is quite clear;  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE IN RECEIPT OF A BILL TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING IT.