The deadline to file an appeal for your 2012 assessment is April 1st. If you feel your assessment (not your taxes) is incorrect we recommend that you review closed sales till December 31st 2011 in your area. Please keep in mind, not all sales indicate market value. Sales that do not indicate market value are considered NU sales (non usable). For a list of non usable sales please click on the link below. These sales may not carry the same weight when the Monmouth County Tax Board is considering the case as it may not be a sale between a willing buyer and a willing seller. Sales can be found at http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/External.aspx?iId=13
If you decide to file an appeal, you have two options. You can file your appeal directly online at https://appeals.co.monmouth.nj.us/prodappeals/login.aspx this is the preferred method. The other option is to file a paper appeal. To do this you must pick up the paper form from the Monmouth County Tax Board located in the Hall of Records (1 East Main St Freehold) the form must be filled out and then filed with the Monmouth County Tax Board, the Freehold Township Clerk and the Assessor (1 Municipal Plaza). When you file the appeal it is recommended that you provide all sales evidence (3 to 5 Comparables) and any other information you would like considered.
Once the appeal deadline (April 1st 2012) has passed, appeals will be scheduled in either May, June, July or August. Your hearing will be scheduled at either 9:00 am or 1:30 pm at the Monmouth County Tax Board. Hearings will typically go in block and lot order for each session. When your property is called you will discuss your comparable sales and why you feel your assessment is incorrect. Freehold Township will then discuss their sales and state the value they believe is fair. The Monmouth County Tax Board Commissioner will discuss your case with the other Commissioners and they will establish the value of the property. You will get a judgment by mail in about 4 weeks with either a new value or the same value if the Board feels your current assessment is accurate.
For additional information please review the “Guide for understanding property assessment appeals”