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Old 06-19-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, New Jersey
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Does anyone know of a website that I can go to to find out what the property tax rate is in a particular municipality?

Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: GA
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I don't think this is exactly what you want, but it's a useful site:

NJ Tax Records Search
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, New Jersey
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I don't think this is exactly what you want, but it's a useful site:

NJ Tax Records Search
Thanks! That's better than nothing! And at least we can compare town-to-town!
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Usually if you Google something like "tax records in Monmouth county," or whatever area you are looking in, you'll come up with a website for it, if it exists. Then you can check the towns in that county.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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I've tried my best here to make maps to construct something useful. These are the general rates by municipality for 2007. The General Tax Rate is a multiplier for use in determining the amount of tax levied upon each property. It is expressed as $1 per $100 of taxable assessed value. For example, if the town in question was 3.00 this is 3%. If the house is assessed at 200k, then you'd multiply 200,000 x 3% to arrive at a property tax bill of 6,000.

Here are the maps I made from data from the state's treasury website:


Atlantic and Cape May County area of detail:


Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester County area of detail:


Camden County area of detail:


Editor's note: Camden County is a poster child case for why the tax rates in NJ are so high. There is no earthly reason these towns have to be this divided.

Burlington County area of detail:


Ocean County area of detail:


That's Southern NJ. If anyone wants me to continue this effort on to Monmouth County and points north, and think it is useful, let me know.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I've tried my best here to make maps to construct something useful. These are the general rates by municipality for 2007. The General Tax Rate is a multiplier for use in determining the amount of tax levied upon each property. It is expressed as $1 per $100 of taxable assessed value. For example, if the town in question was 3.00 this is 3%. If the house is assessed at 200k, then you'd multiply 200,000 x 3% to arrive at a property tax bill of 6,000.

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That's Southern NJ. If anyone wants me to continue this effort on to Monmouth County and points north, and think it is useful, let me know.
great maps as usual Mike. However, it's misleading to focus your search on a town that has a lower tax rate, as it's probably more indicative of a recent reassessment rather than lower taxes. A more useful map would be one of "effective tax rate", which normalizes across townships.

In other words, my township right now is 3.50. Next month when the tax bills come out it'll be around 1.75 (guessing) because of the reassessment done last year.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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I've used, "Data Universe" which gives all types of public records in NJ. You can get the property tax, salaries, etc. I found this on the newspaper, Courier-Post published out of Cherry Hill Twp., NJ. Check it out, you may find everything there.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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great maps as usual Mike. However, it's misleading to focus your search on a town that has a lower tax rate, as it's probably more indicative of a recent reassessment rather than lower taxes. A more useful map would be one of "effective tax rate", which normalizes across townships.

In other words, my township right now is 3.50. Next month when the tax bills come out it'll be around 1.75 (guessing) because of the reassessment done last year.
Hi Tahiti,
Thanks for that explanation, made me realize I know nothing of how tax rates work. Can you please further explain what you mean by general and effective and how reassessments play part in this?
Thanks,
Sam
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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The best --> NJ.com: New Jersey by the numbers
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Just in case anyone's still looking, I found this....

State of New Jersey Division of Taxation (http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/index.html?lpt/taxrate.htm%7EmainFrame - broken link)

I still cant make sense of it.... The effective is what the going tax rate is? So whats the general there for? Why such a big gap between the 2 (in some localities?)


Sam
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