Residents With Structural Damage Due to Sandy Should Notify Tax Assessor

If the tax assessor isn't notified before Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, taxes will be based on the Oct. 1 value

Residents with structural damage due to Hurricane Sandy have until Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013to notify the township tax assessor, township attorney Lauren Staiger confirmed at Tuesday’s Committee meeting.

New Jersey property taxes are based on the property value on Oct. 1 of the preceding year but when there is material depreciation after that date and before Jan. 10, 2013 and the tax assessor is notified, the tax assessor must value the property as of Jan. 1.

This exception is based on the fair market value of the structure, not the land, Staiger said. There is also a certain percentage of lost for residents to qualify for this.

“You do have to put it in writing. You do have to submit it to the tax assessor by Jan. 10,” she said.

If property owners fail to notify the tax assessor of structural damage, taxes will be based on the Oct. 1 value.

Residents with structural damage should submit a letter to the tax assessor for an adjustment to be made.

John Evernham November 24, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Maybe the tax asseror needs to get out and assess the damage himself,do the job you are paid for
patricia doyle November 24, 2012 at 03:24 PM
The tax assessor is currently keeping a list of names of people who call in. However, it is also recommended that you put something in writing that your property has been "materially damaged" and include photos. An email with digital photos will also suffice.
Ann November 24, 2012 at 04:36 PM
The law states that the homeowner must notify the town. The tax assessor is not required to come out to inspect until they are notified. So the assessor is doing gather job John.
The Anti B N November 24, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Great JOb by the Tc who continue to give out raises ALL Town workers need to have a salary cap and if they dont like it feel free to LEAVE! Cant keep raising ppls taxes EVERY YEAR Funny the storm has been over for how long and this info on damage to homes is just coming out now? Great Job I think not
stretch113 November 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Uh-Oh! You know what this is going to mean . . . The burden of keeping the money flowing into the Twp. coffer will be on the 'Backs' of all the rest of us residents that knew enough NOT to live on a flood plain OR at the bottom of a hill. This is going to drive some to sell-out just to keep thier heads above 'water'. I know I'm going to be one of them. Don't need to waste my money on poor planning. move south where taxes are about 1/3 you see here...YUP! Jersey is the highest in the nation for taxes and "Lacey's Leaders" will make sure that'll stay that way!!!!! Good-Bye to high taxes . . . . . high utility bills . . . . incompetent leaders . . . . failing schools!!!


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