Tax Assessor Martin Lynch
Hours Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (732) 657-4161
Borough of Lakehurst property tax assessment information is available online at: http://tax.co.ocean.nj.us/frmTaxBoardTaxListSearch
SR1A's from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 (Click HERE)
SR1A's from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (Click HERE)
SR1A's from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 (Click HERE)
Sales information can also be searched here:
2021 Tax Rate and Ratio Information
2021 Tax Rate per $100 of assessed value
Municipal - 1.828
School - 0.936
County - 0.392
Library (county) - 0.043
Health (county) - 0.020
Open Space (county) - 0.014
Total Tax Rate - 3.233
Equalization Ratio - 84.30%
2022 Equalization Ratio - 79.54%
$250 Property Tax Deduction for Veterans or Surviving Spouses
TO QUALIFY, you must be an honorably discharged US Armed Forces veteran, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a veteran or the surviving spouse of a serviceperson who died while on active duty.
You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey.
Eligibility criteria must be met as of October 1 of the year prior to the tax year for which deduction is claimed.
The application must be filed with the municipal tax assessor or tax collector.
$250 Real Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons or Surviving Spouses
An annual $250 deduction from real property taxes is provided for the dwelling of a qualified senior citizen, disabled person or surviving spouse (widow/widower).
TO QUALIFY, you must be by December 31 of year before year deduction is requested a senior citizen, age 65 or older, or a permanently and totally disabled individual, unable to be gainfully employed, or a surviving spouse, age 55 or more and age 55 at time of spouse's death.
You must be a legal resident of New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested.
You must be an owner of and a permanent resident in the dwelling on October 1st of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested.
Income may be no more than $10,000 during the year for which the deduction is requested, excluding, with restrictions, monies received from social security, or Federal Government pension, disability and retirement programs or State, County, Municipal pension, disability and retirement programs.
The application must be filed with your municipal tax assessor or tax collector
Each form includes the qualifications and instructions.
The following property tax deduction forms are available in the Assessor’s Office. By clicking on the link, you can view a PDF version of these forms. You must have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to view them. Each form includes the qualifications and instructions.
Veterans Deduction Form (click here for form)
Senior Citizen/Disabled Person Deduction (click here for form)
Property Tax Relief Programs
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program (Senior Freeze) reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. The amount of the reimbursement is the difference between the amount of property taxes that were due and paid for the “base year” (the first year that you met all the eligibility requirements) and the amount due and paid for the current year for which you are applying for the reimbursement, provided the amount paid for the current year was greater. You must meet all the eligibility requirements for the base year and for each succeeding year, up to and including the current year to qualify for the reimbursement.
For more information on The Property Tax Reimbursement Program call the Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597 to have one mailed to you or click link http://state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/
NJ Division of Taxation - NJ Division of Taxation - Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)
This program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence.