Ocean County, New Jersey Tax Assessors' Office
118 Washington Street
Ocean County Courthouse, Room 215
Toms River, New Jersey 08754
Where is the Ocean County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Ocean County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Ocean County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Ocean County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Ocean County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Ocean County Assessor's Office at (732) 929 2008 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Ocean County Facts:
The median home value in Ocean County is between $291,793.00 and $296,407.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Ocean County?
You can try contacting the Ocean County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Ocean County is located in the County Administration Building in Toms River, which is located at 101 Hooper Ave. You can direct your general inquiries to Ocean County with the contact info listed below.
Ocean County Phone Number
Ocean County Fax Number
Ocean County County Administration Building Address
County Administration Building
101 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753-7605