Taxpayers may file an appeal if they want to dispute the assessed value of their property. Appeals must be filed by April 1st of the current year with the County Board of Taxation. Appeals for added or omitted assessments must be filed by December 1st of the current year. Appeal forms and information is available from The Ocean County Board of Taxation, Ocean County Courthouse, located at the corner of Washington Street and Hooper Avenue in Toms River. You may call the office of the Board of Taxation at 732-929-2008.
Interest Charged on Unpaid Taxes
Any taxes remaining unpaid by the 1st day of February, May, August, and November are subject to interest at the rate of 8% per year for delinquencies up to $1,500 and 18% per year for delinquencies over $1,500. Please note that once a delinquency reaches the 18% threshold the account must be paid up to date before interest reverts back to 8%. Toms River Township provides a 10 day grace period for paying your taxes, however, on the 11th-day interest is charged from the actual due date of the 1st.
It is also important to note that the date of receipt by the Tax Collector, not the mailing postmark, is used to determine the delinquency date. Any account with a current fiscal year delinquency together with accrued interest totaling in excess of $10,000 is subject to an additional 6% year-end penalty if not paid by December 31st. Call the Tax Collector at 732-341-1000, ext. 8342 to determine the correct amount of interest to submit with any delinquent tax payment prior to sending the payment.