Important Information Regarding Annual Reassessment in Hazlet
The real estate market in recent years has been trending upward at a steady pace which means that property values have gone up substantially. This is reflected in the reassessment for 2023 property values. An increase of an assessment does NOT correlate to an increase in taxes.
As we are sure everyone is aware by now, Monmouth County participates in the Assessment Demonstration Program. This was passed into law in 2013 and Hazlet along with other Municipalities in Monmouth County have been participating in this program since then. What this means is that Municipalities in Monmouth County must assess each property each year to 100% market value. This is determined by trending real estate market sales.
2023 Assessment postcards will be mailed out from the County around the 2nd week of November. This card will reflect your assessment for 2023. Please understand that the assessment on that card reflects 100% of the anticipated value of your home. If you agree with this assessment and feel that your property is indeed worth what the assessment states, then nothing need be done.
It is common and understandable that the new assessments may raise concerns regarding tax increases. Historically, when assessments go up significantly, our tax rate decreases. The tax rate changes each year based upon budgetary needs so there is no way to tell at this point what the tax rate for 2023 will be. That is why you cannot appeal your taxes, only your assessment. If you wish to appeal your assessment, you can do so by following the instructions on the back of the assessment postcard. Please keep in mind however that the burden of proving the assessment is incorrect is on the resident and comparable sales or appraisals are required.
2022 Hazlet Property Inspections
April 11, 2022
Hazlet Township is under contract with Appraisal Systems Inc. (ASI) to perform inspections, both interior and exterior, of all properties for the Assessor's records. This is a critical component in the fair distribution of taxes which fund municipal, county and local school budgets. This is also a way to determine if your property is being assessed correctly.
These inspections will begin this year.
This contract is a 5-year inspection cycle and will require that all properties are inspected once during this cycle. When it is time for your property to be inspected, you will be sent notification prior to your inspection, at which time there will be an option to do a remote virtual inspection if the resident chooses.
After the first attempted inspection, if the resident is not available, a notice will be affixed to the door stating that an attempt was made to inspect the premises and this notice will have contact information for ASI to return for an inspection.
The inspection routes are predetermined, but ASI will do their best to accommodate residents. Please be aware the inspectors will make a maximum of (3) visits.
The ASI personnel will carry identification. Our office and Police Dept. possess all inspector background information, NJDL#, and automobile characteristics.
The Notifications will state that if an interior inspection is not performed, then assessment data for that property will be estimated and this could result in an incorrect assessment for your property.
I would like to thank all the residents in advance for their patience and cooperation during these inspections.
Gail Scaglione, Tax Assessor
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.
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
- Annual Statement of Income and Expense (PDF)
- Application for 5 Year Tax Abatement Program (PDF)
- Certified 200 Foot List Request (PDF)
- Change of Address form (PDF)
- Changes in assessments due to Assessment Demonstration Program
- Disabled Veteran 100 Percent Property Tax Exemption (Fillable Form)
- Further Statement (PDF)
- Hazlet Township Tax Map (PDF) (14 MB)
- Initial Statement (PDF)
- Senior Citizen Surviving Spouse Disabled Persons Deduction (PDF)
- Veteran-Widow of Veteran Deduction Application 2020 (PDF)