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Tax Collector
Tax Collector

Office located in Lavallette Municipal Building Directions
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735
Chrissa Sierfeld, CTC
732-793-7477 Option #2

Mailing Address: Lavallette Tax Collector
1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.
Located on the 1st floor of the Municipal Building
Corner of Grand Central Avenue (Route 35 North) and Brooklyn Avenue.

Navigation BulletAdded Assessments

Added Assessment bills were recently mailed

New construction, structural additions and improvements completed after October 1 are valued and taxed under the Added Assessment Law. This includes properties that had a reduction in value due to the storm and have now made repairs. This way property which becomes assessable after October 1 does not avoid its fair share of the tax burden for the rest of the year. A new structure, or an addition to or alteration of an old structure, completed after January 1 and before October 1, is valued as of the first day of the month following completion. If the value when completed is greater than the assessed value placed on the structure on October 1 of the pretax year (partial assessment based on the value present at that time), an added assessment based on the difference must be made. The added assessment is prorated on the number of full months remaining in the tax year. Tax exempt properties which lose their exempt status are also subject to the Added Assessment Law. Added Assessments are payable on November 1 and become delinquent if not timely paid.

Additional assessments that, through error, were not made at the proper time, may be placed on the tax rolls through the Omitted Assessment Laws. An Omitted Assessment can be made for the current year and one prior year.

The Added Assessment bill will be mailed to your mortgage holder, if you have one, and you will receive an advice only copy.

Whether you agree or do not agree with the assessment, you must pay the bill for the added assessment.

By December 1st you may appeal the added assessment. No one can appeal the added assessment after 1 December, not even the Assessor. If the taxes are not paid, the appeal will not be heard.

Navigation BulletTax Quarters

Tax Quarters

1st Quarter due February February 1, 2018

AutoPay will be withdrawn on
February 1, 2018

Taxes cover the months of
January, February & March

2nd Quarter due May 1, 2018

AutoPay Payments will be withdrawn on
May 1, 2018

Taxes cover the months of
April, May & June

3rd Quarter Due Date August 1, 2017

New tax bills for the final two quarters of 2017, and first two quarters of 2018 was mailed on July 17, 2017. Tax bills for the third quarter were due on August 11, 2017, AutoPay was also withdrawn on this date.

Past Due

Taxes cover the months ofJuly, August & September

4th Quarter due November 1, 2017

AutoPay will be withdrawn on
November 1, 2017

Taxes cover the months of
October, November & December

10 day grace period on all tax quarters except the 3rd quarter.
3rd quarter is Due 25 days from the date of mailing.
Payment must be received by the due date, postmarks not accepted.

Make Remittance To:

Borough of Lavallette
Tax Department1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Navigation BulletTax Rate & Ratio

Tax Rate and Ratio




.797 Per $100



.843 Per $100



.850 Per $100



.882 per $100



.886 per $100



.902 per $100



.921 Per $100



.933 Per $100



.929 Per $100


.949 Per $100


.981 Per $100

Navigation BulletImportant Notice for Online Banking Users

We are transitioning to receiving Online Banking Payments Electronically. To do this you must begin using your TAX ACCOUNT number not your Block and lot. Account numbers are located on the upper left of your tax bill and located on the upper left of each tax stub . Payments lacking the proper identification may be returned.

Make Remittance To:
Borough of Lavallette Tax1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Make Remittance To:
Borough of Lavallette Tax1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

The Borough of Lavallette is transitioning to receiving online banking payments electronically, incorrect Payments will create posting errors. Online Banking payments are not electronic, your bank converts these payments into a paper check that must transit through the postal system. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your payment to allow enough time to be delivered by the due date. We suggest at least 7-10 days.

Payments for Different utilities must be made as separate payments, If you are paying more than one of the same bill through online banking, pay send them as two separate payments with the proper account number for each account.  Please mail payments to the utility you are paying
(Ex. Lavallette Water, Lavallette Electric, Lavallette Tax).

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Navigation BulletRelated Links

OC Tax Building
For deed copies and online tax records visit
The Office of the Ocean County Clerk.
External Link
Phone: 732-929-2018

For online Tax Information Please Visit External Link

Property Tax Reimbursement (Tax Freeze)

Information Provided Through The State of New Jersey External Link
Forms External Link

Navigation BulletState Rebate Programs

Property Tax Reimbursement Program

This program is commonly known as the TAX FREEZE. It is designed to freeze the burden of increasing real estate taxes for qualified applicants by establishing a base year of eligibility, comparing that base year with any subsequent year and refunding the difference to the eligible homeowner. Eligibility must be continuous otherwise a new base year would have to be established.

Qualifications are as follows:

  1. Must make application to the State annually;

  2. Homeowners must be age 65 or older or receiving Federal Social Security Disability Benefits who paid property taxes on their PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE in New Jersey. Age requirements apply to the base year as well as the application year;

  3. Applicant must be a NJ resident for at least 10 years and living in their current home for the last 3 or more years;

  4. Must meet income limits as set by the State annually. Income limits apply to the base year as well as the application year;

  5. Property taxes must be paid in full by December 31st each year. Failure to pay property taxes within the year due disqualifies the applicant. A new application would have to be filed the following year that would establish a new base year.

Application booklets are mailed out by the State in late January each year. Application booklets may also be available at the Tax Collector's office beginning in mid March.

For further information or to request an application, please contact the
State of New Jersey at 1-888-238-1233 or visit the State of NJ website at External Link

Click here for form External Link

Homestead Rebate

Homestead type rebates are sent by the State of New Jersey for qualified home owners on their primary residence. The qualifications, income limitations and amounts of the rebates vary and are determined by the State each year. In a few cases your income tax return establishes eligibility; however in most cases an application is required. Applications when required are sent by the State usually in the spring. For information on Homestead type of rebates or to determine eligibility please call the State of New Jersey at 1-888-238-1233; you may email homestead rebate questions to the State at or you may visit the State website at External Link

Navigation Bullet Tax Sale Information

The Tax Collector is required by state law to hold a tax sale each year for the prior year’s unpaid municipal charges. Municipal charges include, but are not limited to, water, sewer, electric and property taxes.

A Tax Sale is held in each year for unpaid prior year(s) taxes, assessments and other Municipal liens. The tax sale list is advertised in the Asbury Park Press and on our website:


A Tax Sale List is published in the newspaper for four (4) weeks prior to the tax sale and the cost of advertising is added to the delinquent amount owed.  The amounts due may be paid in full up to the date of the sale.

The lien holder pays the debt owed to the municipality by the assessed owner of the property in return for a guaranteed interest rate on the amount paid when the lien is redeemed.

The tax sale certificate that is issued is the detailed receipt of what the lien holder purchased at the tax sale; most lien holders record their liens at the Ocean County Clerk’s Office to insure redemption of the lien if the property is sold. Clear title cannot be issued for a property with recorded liens on it.

At the tax sale most liens are sold to a third party. On occasion there is not a third party interested in purchasing the lien and the lien is struck off to the municipality. If a lien is held by The Borough of Lavallette, they may begin foreclosure proceedings six months from the date of the tax sale if the lien has not been redeemed.

If a lien is purchased by a third party, they have a right to begin foreclosure proceedings two years from the date of the tax sale. The lien holder also has the right to pay any municipal charges that are billed to the property, once they are delinquent and add them to the lien balance. Liens must be redeemed in full with guaranteed funds.  (i.e. cash, certified check or money order)

Assessed owners of property are ultimately responsible for their municipal charges even if you are escrowing for taxes through your mortgage company. New Jersey state law is quite clear; YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE IN RECEIPT OF A BILL TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING IT.

State law regarding New Jersey tax sale process can be found in New Jersey statute: NJSA 54:5-19 etc.  The New Jersey statutes can be found at your library or online at: External Link

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