Township of Ocean, Ocean County, New Jersey


Tax Assessor
Martin W. Lynch, CTA - Tax Assessor, ext 231
Raymond Hall, CTA - Property Inspector, ext 235
50 Railroad Avenue • Waretown, NJ 08758
609-693-3302 
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The Tax Assessor is responsible for the valuing of all real and personal property in the Township for the purpose of assessment and taxation in accordance with law.

The Assessor's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The tax map assessment list, property tax deduction applications and computer access to the assessment records are available during this time.

The Tax Assessor is in the office from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Certified Property Owners List Form

Ocean Township property tax assessment information is available online at: 
*Property Tax Assessment Information 

Click here for the Ocean Township Tax Maps

           
Tax Rate and Ratio Information
2016 Tax Rate of $1.905 per $100 of assessed value
and a ratio of 94.33%

The following property tax deduction forms are available in the Assessor's Office. By clicking on the links below, you can view/download a PDF version of these forms.
You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view them.

$250 Property Tax Deduction for Veterans or Surviving Spouses

TO QUALIFY, you must be an honorably discharged US Armed Forces war veteran, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a war veteran or the surviving spouse of a serviceperson who served in time of war and died while on active duty.

You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey.

Eligibility criteria must be met as of October 1 of the year prior to the tax year for which deduction is claimed.

The application must be filed with the municipal tax assessor or tax collector.

$250 Real Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons or Surviving Spouses

An annual $250 deduction from real property taxes is provided for the dwelling of a qualified senior citizen, disabled person or surviving spouse (widow/widower).

TO QUALIFY, you must be by December 31 of year before year deduction is requested a senior citizen, age 65 or older, or a permanently and totally disabled individual, unable to be gainfully employed, or a surviving spouse, age 55 or more and age 55 at time of spouse's death.

You must be a legal resident of New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested.

You must be an owner of and a permanent resident in the dwelling on October 1st of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested.

Income may be no more than $10,000 during the year for which the deduction is requested, excluding, with restrictions, monies received from social security, or Federal Government pension, disability and retirement programs or State, County, Municipal pension, disability and retirement programs.

The application must be filed with your municipal tax assessor or tax collector

Each form includes the qualifications and instructions.

Veterans Deduction           Senior Citizen/Disabled Person Deduction

Additional State of New Jersey Property Tax Forms

Ocean County Records

Ocean County Deed Records