|Atlantic County Government
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Abstract of Ratables*
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The Atlantic County Board of Taxation maintains information on real estate assessments for Atlantic County and is responsible for the property tax appeal process. This office maintains the property tax list books for all real estate property in Atlantic County. The tax list books contain information such as: property owner’s names, addresses, block and lot and assessments. The office also maintains SR1A books that are records of every real estate sales transaction in Atlantic County. The Board of Taxation also tabulates the Abstract of Ratables and Equalization Tables for Atlantic County.
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How to File a tax Appeal
A property owner may appeal his tax assessment by filing a Petition of Appeal and paying a filing fee ranging from $5.00 to $150.00 based on the assessed valuation. The filing fee schedule is as follows:
A Petition of Appeal and instructions may be obtained:
Only the current tax year assessment may be appealed. The deadline for filing a property tax appeal is April 1 of each year. If April 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to the close of the next business day. For a tax appeal to be considered filed in a timely manner, it must be physically present in the Offices of the Board of Taxation on or before the April 1st deadline. A postmark by that date is not acceptable. The Atlantic County Board of Taxation does not have the authority to extend the filing deadline for individuals for any reason. The filing deadline for municipalities undergoing a Revaluation or Reassessment is May 1st. In 2013, only Absecon and Egg Harbor Township can use the May 1 deadline.
Comparable sales used as evidence must have occurred on or before October 1st of the pre tax year. Properties that have sold subsequently may be used to support value but not as direct evidence.
After an appeal is filed, a hearing will be scheduled and the property owner will be notified of the date and time to appear. The law requires only 10 days notice of the date and time of the hearing. Every effort will be made to give the petitioners as much advance notice as possible.
Petitioners must file a copy of the petition and any attached evidence with the Atlantic County Board of Taxation, the municipal assessor of the town where the property is located and with the municipal clerk of the town where the property is located. The law provides that evidence such as appraisal reports and comparable sales data be submitted to the Board and to the municipal assessor and municipal clerk at least 7 days prior to the hearing.
Adjournments will only be granted for serious reasons. Request for postponements must be made in writing and documentation must be provided for your request to be considered. All requests should be made immediately upon receipt of your hearing notice.
If a property owner is not satisfied with the decision of the Board of Taxation they may appeal to the New Jersey Tax Court. Instructions for filing a complaint with Tax Court are printed on the back of the Atlantic County Tax Board judgment.