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Borough Hall Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone:  (732) 842-3300

80 East River Road
Rumson, New Jersey 07760



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ASSESSOR'S OFFICE

Assessor
   Peter Barnett

Assessor Assistant
   Sabine O'Connor

Office Hours

Assistant Only:
Tuesday: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Assessor: 
Friday: 8:30AM - 2:00PM

(732) 842-3300

 

Download the Rumson Borough Tax Maps here.


The Ratio of Assessed Value to Market Value is 87.38% for the 2013 tax year. The Ratio of Assessed Value to Market Value was 85.90% for the 2012 tax year.

The Assessor is governed by New Jersey State Law and regulated by the Monmouth County Board of Taxation in the establishment of property assessments.

Assessors determine the full and fair value of each parcel of property at such price as, in their judgment, it would sell for at a fair and bona fide sale by private contract on October 1st following their assessments. (excerpt NJSA 54:4-23). New Jersey State Law dictates that assessments be maintained at market value.

If you have any questions, please contact the Assessor's office.

For additional information, contact the Monmouth County Board of Taxation. Deeds and Tax Records are available for public viewing at the official Monmouth County website.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of other Useful Links. On the Monmouth County Tax Board Site, you can search for ownership, lot size, the year built and/or square footage of a home in town as well as throughout the county

Below we have compiled valuable information on deductions, exemptions, tax appeals and farmland applications. To obtain any of the necessary forms you may click on the appropriate APPLICATION FORM at the end of each segment or follow the Useful Link to download Tax Assessor Forms.


Tax Appeals

Petition of Appeal

Appeals on property assessments must be received (not merely postmarked) by the County Tax Board on or before April 1st of the tax year. Forms may be obtained by selecting Tax Assessor's Forms from the feature link above, from the Assessor's Office or the County Tax Board with instructions for preparing the petition of appeal. The total of all taxes and municipal charges due up to and including the first quarter must be paid.

Please mail the original appeal form to this address:

County Board of Taxation
Hall of Records
1 East Main Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
(732) 431-7404

A copy must be sent to the Municipal Assessor's Office and one sent to the Municipal Clerk's office.

Filing Fees (must accompany original petition of appeal)
(a) Prorated Assessed Valuation:
1. less than $150,000 $5.00
2. $150,000 or more, but less than $500,000 $25.00
3. $500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000 $100.00
4. $1,000,000 or more $150.00
(b) Appeal on Classification $25.00
(c) Appeal on Valuation and Classification Sum of (a) and (b)
(d) Appeal not covered by (a), (b), or (c). $25.00
No fee is required to file a petition contesting denial of application for Veterans and Veteran's/Serviceman's/Servicewomen's/Surviving Spouse Deduction, Senior Citizen's or Disabled Person's Deduction.

Filing of Petition

  1. The original petition must be filed with the County Tax Board
  2. A copy must be served upon the Assessor of the municipality in which the property is located, or in the event of a municipal appeal, served upon the taxpayer.
  3. A copy must be served upon the Clerk of the municipality in which the property is located, or in the event of a municipal appeal, served upon the taxpayer.
  4. A copy should be retained by the petitioner.
  5. Any supporting documents attached to the original petition shall also be attached to the Assessor and Clerk copies.

Petition of Appeal Forms may be obtained by contacting the Assessor's Office or by clicking on APPLICATION FORM here. Please call (732) 842-3300 for more information.

CLICK HERE FOR A GUIDE TO "UNDERSTANDING PROPERTY ASSESSMENT APPEALS".


Added/Omitted Petition of Appeal

Appeals on property assessments must be received (not merely postmarked) by the County Tax Board on or before December 1st of the tax year. Forms may be obtained by selecting Tax Assessor's Forms from the feature link above, from the Assessor's Office or the County Tax Board with instructions for preparing the petition of appeal.

Filing Fees (must accompany original petition of appeal)
(a) Prorated Assessed Valuation:
1. less than $150,000 $5.00
2. $150,000 or more, but less than $500,000 $25.00
3. $500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000 $100.00
4. $1,000,000 or more $150.00
(b) Appeal on Classification $25.00
(c) Appeal on Valuation and Classification Sum of (a) and (b)
(d) Appeal not covered by (a), (b), or (c). $25.00

Filing of Petition

  1. The original petition must be filed with the County Tax Board
  2. A copy must be served upon the Assessor of the municipality in which the property is located, or in the event of a municipal appeal, served upon the taxpayer.
  3. A copy must be served upon the Clerk of the municipality in which the property is located, or in the event of a municipal appeal, served upon the taxpayer.
  4. A copy should be retained by the petitioner.
  5. Any supporting documents attached to the original petition shall also be attached to the Assessor and Clerk copies.

Added/Omitted Petition of Appeal Forms may be obtained by contacting the Assessor's Office or by clicking on APPLICATION FORM here. Please call (732) 842-3300 for more information.


Tax Deduction Claim by Qualified New Jersey Resident Senior Citizen, Disabled Person, or Surviving Spouse of a Senior Citizen or Disabled Person (SEDISU)

Eligibility Dates: Eligibility for the property tax deduction is established prior to the calendar tax year for which the deduction is claimed as follows:

New Jersey Citizenship as of October 1 pretax year
Property Ownership as of October 1 pretax year
Residence in New Jersey and in Dwelling House as of October 1 pretax year and
Residence in New Jersey for 1 year immediately prior to October 1 pretax year
Senior Citizen Age 65 or more as of December 31 pretax year
Permanent and Total Disability as of December 31 pretax year
Surviving Spouse Age 55 or more as of December 31 pretax year and at the time of spouse's death

Income: Claimant must reasonably anticipate an annual income not to exceed $10,000 after a permitted exclusion of Social Security Benefits, or Federal Railroad Retirement, Federal Pensions and State Pensions of disability programs.


Deduction forms may be obtained by contacting the Assessor's Office or by clicking on APPLICATION FORM here. Please call (732) 842-3300 for more information.


Tax Deduction Claim by Veteran or Surviving Spouse of Veteran or Serviceperson

Veteran Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:

  1. Have had active wartime service in United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged; MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DD214.
  2. Own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed;
  3. Be a citizen and legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey.

Surviving Spouse Claimant as of October 1 pretax year must:

  1. Document that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or who died on active duty;
  2. Not have remarried;
  3. Be a legal or domiciliary resident of New Jersey;
  4. Own the property, wholly or in part, or hold legal title to the property for which deduction is claimed.

Deduction forms may be obtained by contacting the Assessor's Office or by clicking on APPLICATION FORM here. Please call (732) 842-3300 for more information.


Disabled Veteran Exemption or Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran or Serviceperson (DVSSE)

Eligibility Requirements

Disabled Veteran Claimant (must meet all 5 requirements):

  1. Have had active wartime service in United States Armed Forces and been honorably discharged;
  2. Have a United States Veterans Administration certification of wartime service-connected disability as described under #5 on front of DVSSE Claim;
  3. Wholly own or hold legal title to the dwelling house for which exemption is claimed;
  4. Occupy the dwelling house as the principal residence;
  5. Be a citizen and legal domiciliary resident of New Jersey.

Surviving Spouse Claimant (must meet all 6 requirements):

  1. Document that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a citizen and resident of New Jersey at death who had active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces and who was honorably discharged or who died on active wartime duty;
  2. Document that the deceased veteran had V.A. certified wartime service-connected disability;
  3. Not have remarried;
  4. Wholly own or hold legal title to the dwelling house for which exemption is claimed;
  5. Occupy the dwelling house as the principal residence;
  6. Be a citizen and legal domiciliary resident of New Jersey.

Documentary Proofs Required – Each assessor may require such proofs necessary to establish claimant's exemption entitlement and photocopies of any documents should be attached to DVSSE Claim as part of the application record.

Military Records: Certificate of Honorable Discharge or Release, Form DD214, or Military Notification of Death or Certification of United States Veterans Administration.

Disability: Veterans Administration Certificate of Disability. (please note: our office must have a certification letter from the V.A. disclosing that your wartime service-connected disability is totally disabling and a 100% permanent and total evaluation was assigned. This letter must have a raised seal to be considered acceptable.)

Surviving Spouse: Death Certificate of Decedent, marriage license.

Ownership: Real property deed, executor contract for property purchase, or Last Will and Testament if by devise, or if intestate or without a will give names and relationships of decedent's heirs-at-law.

Residency: New Jersey driver's license or motor vehicle registration, voter's registration, etc.


Petition of Appeal Forms may be obtained by contacting the Assessor's Office or by clicking on APPLICATION FORM here. Combat Zone information is available by clicking here. Please call (732) 842-3300 for more information.




Farmland Assessment Applications (FA-1)

  • Land must actively devoted to agricultural or horticultural use for at least two years preceding the tax year for which the farmland assessment is requested.
  • The area of land, exclusive of the land upon which the farmhouse is located, is not less than five (5) acres.
  • Income requirements must be met
  • Application by the owner must be filed on or before August 1st of the year immediately preceding the tax year.

For a copy of "New Jersey's Farmland Assessment Act, An Informational Guide on Basic Requirements" in PDF form please CLICK HERE.

Farmland Assessment Application Forms may be obtained by contacting the Assessor's Office or by clicking on APPLICATION FORM here. Please call (732) 842-3300 for more information.


Useful Links:

Assessment Information: "http://tax.co.monmouth.nj.us/index.asp?action=3"

New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards: "http://www.njactb.org/"

State of New Jersey Division of Taxation: "http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/"

Tax Court of New Jersey: "http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/taxcourt/"

Monmouth County Board of Taxation
County Board of Taxation
Hall of Records
1 East Main Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
(732) 431-7404

Deeds and Tax Records:
Are available for public viewing at the official
Monmouth County website

 

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