Assessor – Ellen Kelleher, Ext. 147
Office Hours 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Directions to use Barnegat Tax Map
1. Click on the above Tax Map link
2. The Master Key Map will come up
3. Click on the Key Map that would be the desired area
4. Then click on the page number of that map
ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 14, 2015, YOU AS A PROPERTY OWNER WILL BE MAILED A “NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT FOR 2015″. AT THAT TIME IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE 2015 ASSESSED VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL TO THE OCEAN COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION. INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING AN APPEAL MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE OCEAN COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION, TELEPHONE 732-929-2008, ROOM 215, COURT HOUSE, TOMS RIVER, NJ 08754-2191. YOUR 2015 TAX APPEAL MUST BE FILED WITH OCEAN COUNTY TAX BOARD ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1, 2015. BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP’S ASSESSORS OFFICE DOES NOT HAVE THE APPEAL FORMS, YOU MUST OBTAIN THE FORMS FROM THE OCEAN COUNTY TAX BOARD. REMEMBER: APRIL 1st IS THE FILING DEADLINE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CALL US AT 698-0080 EXT. 147.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR NEW PROPERTY OWNERS
You may be eligible for one of the following Tax Deductions for the current tax year. If you have not as yet applied for one of these deductions and you meet the requirements on the following checklists please contact the Barnegat Township Assessors Office, 900 West Bay Avenue or call 609 698-0080 ext. 147 for an application.
VETERAN: Active service during PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS; Vietnam, Korea, or World I or II, Citizen and resident of New Jersey. Owner of property as of OCTOBER 1st of last year. Honorable Discharge release. $250 DEDUCTION.
WIDOW OF A VETERAN: Spouse must have met the above requirements. Also he must have been a resident of New Jersey at the time of his demise. The Widow must not have remarried, and must be the owner of the property as of OCTOBER 1st of last year. $250 DEDUCTION.
SENIOR CITIZENS: Age 65 or over as of DECEMBER 31st of last year. Owner of property or have lifetime interest and residing in same as of OCTOBER 1st of last year. A resident of the State of New Jersey as of OCTOBER 1, 2013. Income less than $10,000 per year for this year including income of spouse but not including income from: 1) Social Security, 2) Railroad retirement or Government Pension (limits to maximum SS amount). $250 DEDUCTION.
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Age 55 or over of a Senior Citizen or a PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED CITIZEN
MUST MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN EXCEPT AGE REQUIREMENTS; PLUS: 1) Applicant must be 55 years of age at the time of spouse’s death and must not have remarried. 2) the deceased spouse must have been receiving a deduction on the property that the applicant is now claiming. $250 DEDUCTION.
PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED PERSON: Must meet the requirements for Senior Citizen except age requirements. You may be of any age. In addition to said requirement, the applicant must have been declared Permanently and Totally Disabled by Social Security (form SSA-30) or by a physician.
NOTE: A change in the law allows a person who qualifies for a $250 deduction and also qualifies for a $250 Veterans or Widow of a Veteran Deduction to receive both deductions for a total of $500. But only one owner is allowed to receive a $250 deduction.
DISABLED VETERAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS: Disabled Veterans and surviving spouses of Disabled Veterans who have not remarried may be exempt from paying property taxes if they meet all the requirements. Requirements include active war time in the U.S. Armed Forces, honorable discharge, ownership of and occupancy of dwelling as principal residence, be a citizen and domiciliary resident of New Jersey, wartime service connected disability that is totally disabling and 100% permanent in accordance with the VA Rating Schedule and not so evaluated because of hospitalization or surgery and recuperation. Surviving spouses of veterans who died on active wartime duty may also qualify. An application and more information may be obtained from the Assessor’s Office.