Revaluation Inspections Have Begun in Long Beach Township

Nov 06, 2019

As per the Ocean County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation, Long Beach Township is required to execute a revaluation program to be implemented for tax year 2021. The township has entered into a contract with Appraisal Systems Inc. to conduct the program.

“The revaluation will ensure uniform and equitable assessments throughout the municipality and account for recent changes in the real estate market,” Appraisal Systems explains. “The first step of the revaluation process is the inspection of all properties in the township, which began last month.”

Inspectors are conducting off-season visits to all properties, where they measure and photograph the exteriors of all accessible buildings. The inspections occur Mondays through Saturdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. If property owners are home and available at the time of the visit, an interior inspection will also be completed.

Then, in March 2020, as the “high season” approaches, inspectors will begin a secondary phase of visits, at which time any properties that were unable to be inspected in the off-season will be revisited. “If the property owner is not present or available for the ‘high-season’ visit starting in March 2020, the inspector will leave a card specifying a return appointment to complete the interior inspection,” Appraisal Systems states.

“For property security reasons, no cards will be left at properties after the off-season visit,” the company points out.

The spring inspections will be conducted Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Appraisal Systems inspectors will carry photo identification, and their names will be registered with the township police department and at the municipal complex. “Do not allow anyone to enter your home without proper identification,” the company emphasizes. “You will be requested to sign the field form used by the inspector to acknowledge when an interior visit is completed. Please prepare the occupants of any rental units you may own in this regard.”

The new property values for 2021 will be determined based on their estimated market value as of Oct. 1, 2020, which is the statutory date required by law. Property owners will be notified by mail of their proposed new assessed values after Nov. 10, 2020.

Introductory letters and an informational brochure were mailed to all owners of record in the township in September of this year.

For more information visit asinj.com or call the township at 609-361-1000. —J.K.-H.

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