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Borough of Lavellette

Tax Assessor

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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 Tax Collector
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 Tax Sale - November 19, 2014 11am Lavallette First Aid Building

Tax Sale for 2013 and prior delinquencies is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11am Lavallette First Aid Building. All payments received by the Tax Collector after September 30, 2014 MUST include the Cost of Sale and MUST BE IN THE FORM OF CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. In order to avoid being published in the newspaper, payment MUST be RECEIVED by the Tax Collector no later than close of business Friday, October 10, 2014.

See Below for Tax Sale Information

 

BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE OCEAN COUNTY NEW JERSEY
SALES OF LANDS AND BUILDINGS FOR UNPAID TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER MUNICIPAL LIENS

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I, CHRISTINE A. SIERFELD, Collector of Taxes of the Taxing District of the Borough of Lavallette, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, will at 11:00 am on November 19, 2014 expose for sale the several parcels of land herein after specified to make the amount chargeable against said lands respectively to said date, as computed in the list together with interest and costs to the date of sale.  The sale will take place at Lavallette First Aid Building, 1207 Bay Boulevard, Lavallette, NJ

Said Properties will be sold in fee to such person as will purchase the same subject to redemption at the lowest rate of interest, but in no case in excess of 18% per annum.  The payment of sale shall be made before the conclusion of the sale or the property will immediately be resold.

Industrial Properties may be subject to the Spill Compensation and Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq.), the Water Pollution Control Act (N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6 et seq.) and the Industrial Site Recovery Act.(N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6 et seq.)  In addition, the municipality is precluded from issuing a tax sale certificate to any prospective purchaser who is or may be in anyway connected to the prior owner or operator of the site.

CASH, CASHIERS CHECKS OR PRE-ARRANGED WIRE TRANSFERS ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT.  Any parcel of real property for which there shall be no other purchaser will be struck off and sold to the Borough of Lavallette in fee for redemption at 18% per annum and the municipality shall have the same remedies and rights as other purchasers, including the right to bar or foreclose the right of redemption.  The sale is made pursuant to Chapter 5 Title 54 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey as amended

AT ANY TIME BEFORE THIS SALE, THE UNDERSIGNED WILL RECEIVE PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT DUE ON ANY PROPERTY ADVERTISED WITH INTEREST AND COSTS INCURRED UP TO THE TIME OF PAYMENT.

CHRISTINE A. SIERFELD
Collector of Taxes

 

Tax Sale List

    8         20                     LORD, LAURIE & CHARLES              1,296.73 WSE      
   10         30         -C01  - -   FERNANDES, DENNIS                   551.28 WS       
   38.02      20                     CARABALLO, FRANK                    620.35 WS       
   50.01       3.16                  CARFORA, TRACY C                    1,007.81 WSE      
   59         14                     WASILEWSKI, JOSEPHINE               304.48 WS       
   71.02      12                     ROSELLINI, JOHN                     5,392.78 T        
  962         17                     JOHNSON, ANDREW & LUANNE            221.88 W        
           
T - Property Taxes  W - Water         S - Sewer         E - Electric

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Navigation Bullet Tax Quarters

Tax Quarters

1st Quarter due February February 2, 2015

AutoPay Payments will be withdrawn on
February 2, 2015

Taxes cover the months of
January, February & March

2nd Quarter due May 1, 2015

AutoPay Payments will be withdrawn on
May 1, 2015

Taxes cover the months of
April, May & June

3rd Quarter Due Date August 1, 2014

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

Past Due

AutoPay was withdrawn on August 22, 2014

Taxes cover the months of
July, August & September

4th Quarter due November 3, 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

 

Navigation Bullet Important Notice for Online Banking Users

We are transitioning to receiving Online Banking Payments Electronically. To do this you must begin using your TAX ACCOUNT number not your Block and lot.

Online Banking MUST Include Account Number located on the upper left of your tax bill and located on the upper left of each tax stub.
Payments lacking the proper identification may be returned.

Currently Online Banking 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 Tax
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Payments for Different utilities must be made as separate payments, If you are paying more than one of the same bill through online banking, pay send them as two separate payments with the proper account number for each account.  Please mail payments to the utility you are paying
(Ex. Lavallette Water, Lavallette Electric, Lavallette Tax).

 

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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 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 Bullet Tax Sale Information

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.

A Tax Sale is held in each year for unpaid prior year(s) taxes, assessments and other Municipal liens. The tax sale list is advertised in the Asbury Park Press and on our website: www.lavallette.org

 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.

State law regarding New Jersey tax sale process can be found in New Jersey statute: NJSA 54:5-19 etc.  The New Jersey statutes can be found at your library or online at: www.njleg.state.nj.usExternal Link