Tax Assessor

2022 Property Reassessment

 All property owners in Hazlet have been sent a Notice of Assessment.

This notice is to inform the property owner of the value for which the property has been assessed. An increase of the assessment does NOT correlate to an increase in taxes. The assessment function is only a distribution mechanism of the separately determined tax levy. In strict adherence with the New Jersey Constitution, this apportionment is based on the value of property.

Properties in Hazlet are reassessed each year to 100% market value. The real estate market has been trending upward. Property values have increased. This is reflected in the annual reassessment.

If the property owner agrees with the assessment, nothing needs be done.

If the property owner disagrees with the total assessment, the property owner may contact the Tax Assessor. A review of the property record card can be done by using the Open Public Records Search System (OPRS). The Tax Assessor, by law, is only authorized to discuss the “value” of assessed property. 

An assessment appeal may be filed with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation. A taxpayer may file an appeal online or by paper.

To file an appeal online: 

Instructions for appeal are provided on the reverse side of the “Notice of Assessment.” Assessment Information and a Guide to Filing a Tax Appeal are also available on Monmouth County’s website. Assessment appeals must be filed with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation on or before January 15, 2022.

Hazlet Tax Assessor Office

The Assessor is charged with establishing the full and fair value of each parcel of real property in the Township. Full and fair value is defined, as the price property would sell for at a fair and bona fide sale by private contract.

Real Property Taxes

Though the value of real property affects the amount of taxes paid on it, the taxes paid are determined by the budget needs of the school system, county government and the municipality. In other words, the tax is based on the millage rate, which is determined by dividing the government's budget needs by the value of all the taxable property in the municipality.

Therefore, the assessor determines the taxability of each parcel, not the taxes.

Deductions

Assessors also process and approve claims for deductions and exemptions. Senior citizen deductions are based on age and income. Disabled citizens must be totally disabled and also meet income requirements.

Veteran deductions are granted to those honorably discharged or released under honorable conditions from "active wartime service." Deductions and/or exemptions are not automatic and must be applied for.

Visit the Monmouth County Board of Taxation website