Township: In Wake of Sandy, Property Tax Assessment Timeframe Unclear
Those with damaged properties should complete form and submit documentation
A timeline for completing property reassessments in Toms River in the wake of Hurricane Sandy has not yet be established, according to a statement released by the township.
A complete reassessment of all properties for the 2013 tax year was underway before Sandy battered portions of the township and any adjustments to structures damaged by the storm will be reflected next year, the statement reads.
Though the assessments typically are completed by Jan. 10 of that tax year, "due to the number of structures impacted by the storm, the Township is currently conferring with the State Division of Taxation to extend the tax list completion deadline so we can adequately address assessment reviews," the statement reads.
The results of the 2013 assessment will be mailed to "all" property owners, according to the township, and is anticipated to be completed in March though that timeframe is dependent upon extension approvals granted by the state and county.
Property owners with damaged structures on their land are required by New Jersey law to submit a written request for an assessment adjustment. A form, available online, should be submitted along with documentation and photographs of the damage before Jan. 10, 2013 to:
Toms River Township Tax Assessor
33 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Written claims made that have already been made without using the form are acceptable and the assessors office will make written notifications if more information is required, according to the township.