Taxes & Water/Sewer

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2020 Water/Sewer Update: Ordinance 2020-13 was adotped by the Mayor and Council which established a multi-unit rate for any property that has more than one unit and does not have separate meters for each unit. There will be a $50 charge quarterly per a unit that is not metered. The July billing included the $50 charge for the April billing and July billing. In the same ordinance was a rate increase that went into effect April 1st and appears on your July billing statement. The new minimum bill for water/sewer is $88.95 which covers 0-5,000 gallons of usage. Any excess over 5,000 gallons of usage is calculated on a rate scale. If you have any questions please contact the Water/Sewer Department at 732-681-3700. Thank you.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORDINANCE DETAILING RATES

Tax Bill Information:

For tax bill information, call (732) 681-3700 from 9:00 to 4:30 – Mon to Fri.

All tax payments should be mailed to:

Borough of Belmar
PO Box A
Belmar, NJ 07719

Tax bills can also be paid in person at Borough Hall, 601 Main St. between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Tax bills are mailed once a year in the month of July. This bill has four payment stubs, with the first payment being due on August 1st. Quarterly Tax Payments are due on February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. There is a 10-day grace period for each payment due. In accordance with NJ State law, payments made after the grace period accrue interest at the rate of 8% per annum for the first $1,500 due and 18% per annum for all amount owed over $1,500.

Tax Bill Calculation

Your tax bill is calculated based on the assessment of your property, which is set by the Tax Assessor on October 1st of the previous year, which is then multiplied by the current year’s tax rate. The yearly bill is a combination of the Municipal, Board of Education and County tax rates, which are set upon the adoption of each entity’s respective budget. The February and May payments due for Property Taxes are estimated taxes and equate to ½ of the previous year’s total bill. The August and November bills are based on the total taxes due for the year less the payments made in February and May to come up with a balance due for the year that is then split into two quarterly payments.

The Tax Assessor is available on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm by appointment (contact assessor@belmar.com)

 

Property Tax Relief

 

SENIOR TAX FREEZE

Senior Tax Freeze Information 

Senior Freeze Eligibility

 

Assesor's Helpul Internet Links: 

The Monmouth County Board of Taxation website provides access to almost all assessment records. Click one of the links below.
Click here to search for assessment data, property record cards, annual assessment post card and sales information.
Click here for veteran's deduction, senior citizen/disabled person deduction, or veteran's exemption forms.
Click here for a property deed.
Click here for Demonstration Program overview.

Tax Maps

 

TAX APPEALS:

APPEAL INSTRUCTIONS:

 If you agree with the assessed value shown, you do not need to do anything.

If you disagree with the assessed value shown,  you may file an appeal with the Mo nmouth County Board of Taxatio n. Forms, instructions and a guide to the process Understanding Property Assessment Appeals for Monmouth County may be obtained at https://secure.njappealonline.com/prodappeals/login.aspx or through your municipal assessor at the address printed on the reverse of this notice.

Assessment appeals filed with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation must be filed on or before January 15 or 45 days from  the date mailed, as it appears on the front of this notice, whichever date is later.

Also, note that the Monmouth County Board of Taxation has developed an online appeal system accessed via htt ps://sec ure. njappealonline.com. Traditional "paper" appeals are also available at your municipal assessor's office.

If the assessed value exceeds $1,000,000, you  have the option of filing your appeal directly with the· Tax Court at PO Box 972, Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, New Jersey 08625. Pursuant to N.J .S.A. 54:3-21(a)(2), all assessment appeals filed directly to the Tax Court  must  be filed on  or  before April 1 or  45 days from  the  date mailed  as  it appears on  this assessment notice, whichever date is later.  Forms which you may use to file your complaint may be found at htt p://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/taxcout/dcmform.html.

This assessment  will be used  to  calculate your  pro pe rty tax bill. Do not multiply last year's property tax rate by the current year's assessment value to determine taxes for the current year.

Residential sales book 2016 for comparisons: click here

 

Water/Sewer Bill Information:

 

For water/sewer bill information, call (732) 681-3700 extension 218 from 9:00 to 4:30 – Mon to Fri

 

Belmar residents are billed quarterly for their water/sewer usage. Your meter is read by an authorized employee of the Borough of Belmar, and all bills reflect your actual water/sewer usage.

Please make sure to include your account number, which appears on the top of your water/sewer bill, on your check.

IMPORTANT: Payment must be received by the 30th day of the month. Any payment received after this grace period will be charged interest of 18% per annum.

Mail all water/sewer payments to:

Borough of Belmar

P.O. Box A
Belmar, NJ 07719

 

 

PENALTIES FOR LATE OR NON-PAYMENT

If payment is not received by the 30th day of the month in which it is due, interest will be charged from the original due date at an interest rate of 18% per annum

If payment is not made within 90 days of the original billing, it will be considered delinquent. Ten days notification about the intention to disconnect the water service will be sent to the customer’s last known address through regular mail. Water services will be terminated by the borough or authorized agent. Services will only be restored upon payment in full of all water/sewer charges, including interest accrued and an additional charge of $100 for restoration.

2020 Annual Water Quality Report