Attention All Commercial & Apartment Property Owners:

The Tax Assessor recently mailed out the annual Income and Expense requests for 2016 (requesting 2015 calendar year data). The Monmouth County Tax Board has built an online portal that will allow you to create a username/password and submit the required information electronically. The system will save your information in your account so that each subsequent year’s filing will be that much easier. Please participate in this cost saving measure as it will allow the municipality to avoid expensive certified mail costs for all who respond through the portal. The certified mailing will take place during the second week of July so please file on the portal by the end of June.
Below is the link to the portal.
Please contact our Tax Assessor should you have any questions.

Erick Aguiar
732 946 2820 X 1431/1432 

2016 Property Inspections

Realty Data Systems (RDS) was contracted to perform interior and exterior property inspections for HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP.  The inspections will begin over the next few weeks and continue through the summer.

The municipality mailed notification cards to the designated property owners, and the Assessor’s Office has the complete list of properties to be inspected.

The inspectors work between 9AM and dusk (Mon - Sat) unless a homeowner has made an early evening appointment to inspect the interior.  All inspectors wear RDS high-visibility vests with “PROPERTY INSPECTOR” printed on the tail, and carry HOLMDEL and RDS photo ID badges.  The inspection consists of taking photographs (with a tablet), knocking on doors to inspect the interior with a homeowner or adult permission, walking the properties (including rear yards) to perform exterior inspection, as well as sketching the structures.  

If there is no answer at the door, a door hanger explaining the purpose of the visit and instructions to contact the inspector for an appointment is left on the door knob (or under a door mat if necessary). 

The inspector will continue the exterior inspection, including entering the rear of the property.  Inspectors will not go through locked gates, but will enter an unlocked gate/fence to access the rear of the property and verify the sketch of the structure and accessory structures. 

If you have any concerns about the inspectors, both the Assessor’s Office and Police Department have a list of Inspectors and their information

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the 2015 Property Reassessment and the Impact on Property Taxes

2015 Reassessment
Under the new 5-year Assessment Demonstration Program in Monmouth County, Holmdel will begin our reassessment for the 2015 year in the coming months. While the entire Municipality will be reassessed, only 20% of the properties will be inspected every year on a rolling plan. This new plan is intended to keep values at 100% of current value thereby making for a more stable marketplace.

You will receive a letter from Holmdel Township advising that Realty Data Systems has been engaged to inspect properties in our Municipality. The inspectors will have realty data ID as well as Holmdel Township ID and a letter of introduction. The inspector will knock on your door to let you know he is there to inspect (both exterior and interior), measure, and photograph your property. If you are not at home, the field inspector will leave a door hanger advising of his visit and request the property owner / occupant to call and make an appointment for an interior inspection. All properties will be inspected i.e. vacant land residential, commercial, farmland, exempt properties etc.

White Post Cards
Click here to read the letter from the Assessor's office regarding the 2015 property assessment process.

2015 Assessment FAQs

2015 Appeals
Assessment postcards will be mailed early November.  Please review your assessment and if you disagree with the value placed on your property you may file an appeal with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation between November 15th and January 15th.  The burden of proof is on the property owner to prove that the assessed value placed on your property is incorrect.  Tax appeals are filed directly with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation. You may file an appeal on line or download forms from the Monmouth County site (see links below).

Please read the packet attached for additional information regarding filing a Tax Appeal.
Packet: Understanding Property Assessment Appeals

Monmouth County Website Links: 
File an appeal online
Monmouth County Tax Board

Responsibilities of the Office

The Assessor's Office, under the direction of the Monmouth County Board of Taxation and the State Director of Taxation, undertakes the assessing activities of the Township of Holmdel as set by law.

The Tax Assessor's Office provides the information necessary to ensure an accurate valuation of properties and the equitable distribution of the real estate tax levy so that all taxpayers pay their fair share of the obligations of the schools, Monmouth County and the municipality of Holmdel.

The tax rate is formulated by the County Tax Board from the approved budgets of the county, the school district and the municipality. It is the Assessor's responsibility to process all changes in property status i.e. processing building permits to determine value for added assessments, add new ratables to the tax rolls, process farmland assessments, senior / disabled deductions and veteran deductions.

Filing for Deductions
You may file for a $250 veteran deduction, with no budgetary requirements, if you were a veteran during wartime years. A senior or disabled citizen, earning less than $10,000 per year (combined spousal income), excluding your social security, may file for a senior / disabled deduction. These forms are available online at the sites listed or in the Assessor's Office.

If you are over 65 years of age and have lived in New Jersey for 10 years and in your current residence for 3 years, you may apply for the reimbursement / freeze act through the State of New Jersey by calling 800-882-6597.