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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

ATLANTIC COUNTY GOVERNMENT

BOARD OF TAXATION

Theresa Prendergast, President
William Polistina, Commissioner
John Collette Jr, Commissioner
Greg Sykora, Commissioner
Debra Lafferty, Commissioner

Margaret M. Schott - Tax Administrator
5909 Main Street
2nd Floor
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 645 5820
Fax (609) 645 5835
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tax Appeal Forms, Instructions,  & Information

Individuals

File is in PDF format.Files are in PDF format 
Frequently Asked Questions
Form A-1 Instructions
Form A-1 Complete and print*
Form A-1 Print only
How Property is Valued for Property Tax Purposes
A Guide to Tax Appeal Hearings
How to Find Comparable Sales

Attorneys, Appraisers
and Bulk filers

File is in PDF format.Files are in PDF format 
Frequently Asked Questions
Procedures for Attorneys, Appraisers and Bulk Filers
Form A-1 Instructions
Form A-1 Complete and print*
Form A-1 Print only
A-1 Schedule Complete and print
A-1 Schedule Print only
How Property is Valued for Property Tax Purposes
A Guide to Tax Appeal Hearings
How to Find Comparable Sales

*NOTE: Those without a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader may be unable to complete this form. If so, please try the "print only" version.

 
 
File is in PDF format.Atlantic County Assessors and Collectors
File is in PDF format.Amount Raised by Taxation Analysis 2012
File is in PDF format.Monies and Ratables Synopsis 2013
File is in PDF format.Monies and Ratables Synopsis 2012

 

Board of Taxation

ATTENTION!!

We are now accepting tax assessment appeal petitions from all municipalities. Petitions for properties in the following municipalities must be received by our office no later than 4:30 PM on April 1, 2014:

  • Absecon City
  • Atlantic City
  • Buena Borough
  • Buena Vista Township
  • Corbin City
  • Egg Harbor City
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Folsom Borough
  • Hamilton Township
  • Hammonton Town
  • Longport Borough
  • Margate City
  • Mullica Township
  • Northfield City
  • Pleasantville City
  • Port Republic City
  • Ventnor City
  • Weymouth Township

Petitions for properties in the following municipalities must be received by our office no later than 4:30 PM on May 1, 2014:

  • Brigantine
  • Estell Manor
  • Galloway
  • Linwood
  • Somers Point


Please see the instructions under HOW TO FILE A TAX APPEAL below, for forms, instructions and deadlines.

The Atlantic County Board of Taxation maintains information on real estate assessments for Atlantic County and is responsible for the property tax appeal process. This office maintains the property tax list books for all real estate property in Atlantic County. The tax list books contain information such as: property owner’s names, addresses, block and lot and assessments. The office also maintains SR1A books that are records of  every real estate sales transaction in Atlantic County. The Board of Taxation also tabulates the Abstract of Ratables and Equalization Tables for Atlantic County.

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How to File a tax Appeal

Property owners may appeal their tax assessments by filing a Petition of Appeal and paying a filing fee ranging from $5.00 to $150.00 based on the assessed valuation. The filing fee schedule is as follows:

If the assessment appealed is:
Less than $150,000 $5.00
$150,000 or more, but less than $500,000  $25.00
$500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000 $100.00
$1,000,000 or more $150.00

A Petition of Appeal and instructions may be obtained:

  1. by clicking the links for Form A-1 in the left column of this page.  The PDF form can be filled in on your computer and then printed on 8½ x 11inch (letter size) paper (Form A-1 Complete and print) or you can print the blank form and then fill it in (Form A-1 Print only). Please do not use forms from prior years.
  2. from the Atlantic County Board of Taxation by sending a written request along with a self addressed, stamped (66 cents postage) business size return envelope.
  3. by visiting the offices of the Atlantic County Board of Taxation during business hours that are Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Our office does not close for lunch.
  4. by visiting any branch of the Atlantic County Library.
  5. by visiting the office of your municipal assessor.  Most of them have a supply of the forms.  To check, you can obtain your assessor’s telephone number by visiting the Atlantic County Assessors and Collectors page.

Only the current tax year assessment may be appealed. The deadline for filing a property tax appeal is April 1 of each year. If April 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to the close of the next business day. For a tax appeal to be considered filed in a timely manner, it must be physically present in the Offices of the Board of Taxation on or before the April 1st deadline. A postmark by that date is not acceptable. The Atlantic County Board of Taxation does not have the authority to extend the filing deadline for individuals for any reason. The filing deadline for municipalities undergoing a Revaluation or Reassessment is May 1st. In 2014, only Brigantine, Estell Manor, Galloway, Linwood and Somers Point can use the May 1 deadline.

Comparable sales used as evidence must have occurred on or before October 1st of the pre tax year. Properties that have sold subsequently may be used to support value but not as direct evidence.

After an appeal is filed, a hearing will be scheduled and the property owner will be notified of the date and time to appear. The law requires only 10 days notice of the date and time of the hearing. Every effort will be made to give the petitioners as much advance notice as possible.

Petitioners must file a copy of the petition and any attached evidence with the Atlantic County Board of Taxation, the municipal assessor of the town where the property is located and with the municipal clerk of the town where the property is located. The law provides that evidence such as appraisal reports and comparable sales data be submitted to the Board and to the municipal assessor and municipal clerk at least 7 days prior to the hearing.

Adjournments will only be granted for serious reasons. Generally, only a serious medical condition or a vacation booked prior to the receipt of the hearing notice are sufficient. Requests for postponements must be made in writing and documentation must be provided for your request to be considered. All requests should be made immediately upon receipt of your hearing notice and addressed to the County Tax Administrator.

If a property owner is not satisfied with the decision of the Board of Taxation they may appeal to the New Jersey Tax Court. Instructions for filing a complaint with Tax Court are printed on the back of the Atlantic County Tax Board judgment.

File is in PDF format. Frequently Asked Questions for 2014 County Tax Appeals