Maintains the property tax list books for all real estate property and maintains information on real estate assessments for Atlantic County and is responsible for the property tax appeal process.
5909 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Mays Landing
New Jersey
08330
United States
+1 (609) 645-5820
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Margaret M. Schott - Tax Administrator
Board of Taxation
Theresa Prendergast, President
William Polistina, Commissioner
John Collette Jr, Commissioner
Greg Sykora, Commissioner
Charles E. Woolson Jr., Commissioner

Board of Taxation

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.

How to File an Added and Omitted Tax Assessment Appeals

Added assessments occur when a change is made to your property, usually because of new construction or an added improvement to an existing structure. The assessor determines how much value those changes add to the value of your property and sends a notice. Omitted assessments are added assessments that are not recognized until after the end of the year in which they occurred.

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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 on 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 (70 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.

ATTENTION!!
FILING DEADLINES

Tax Assessment Appeal Petitions may be mailed or delivered to the Atlantic County Board of Taxation. Copies must also be mailed or delivered to the municipal assessor and municipal clerk in the municipality where the property is located.  The filing deadline for the following municipalities is Monday April 3, 2017 at 4:30 PM:

  • Absecon City
  • Brigantine City
  • Buena Borough
  • Buena Vista Township
  • Corbin City
  • Egg Harbor City
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Estell Manor City
  • Folsom Borough
  • Galloway Township
  • Hamilton Township
  • Hammonton
  • Linwood City
  • Longport Borough
  • Margate City
  • Mullica Township
  • Northfield City
  • Pleasantville City
  • Somers Point City
  • Weymouth Township

Petitions for properties in the above municipalities must be received by our office before 4:30 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY FILING DEADLINE

Because assessment notices for Atlantic City were delayed, petitions for properties in Atlantic City ONLY must be received by our office before 4:30 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Port Republic City and Ventnor City Filing Deadline

Because of revaluation or reassessment, the filing deadline for properties located in these two municipalities has been extended this year. Petitions from Port Republic City and Ventnor City must be received by our office before 4:30 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017.


Comparable sales used as evidence in 2016 should have occurred between October 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016 between a willing buyer and a willing seller. Sales outside those dates will be given less weight. Please read the instructions and other documents related to tax assessment appeals  on this page before completing your petition.

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 must 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.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2017 County Tax Appeals

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