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Tax Department

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and reporting of taxes for all non-exempt Borough properties. Additionally, we bill, collect and report sewer user fees for all properties within the Borough of Sea Bright.

Patricia M. Spahr, Tax/Sewer Collector
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 732-842-0099 ext.11
Email: pspahr@seabrightnj.org

All payments should be mailed to:

Borough of Sea Bright
1167 Ocean Avenue
Sea Bright, NJ 07760

Pay your Sea Bright Taxes and/or Utilities Online

SEA BRIGHT TAX MAP


Important Dates

Real estate taxes are due quarterly, on the first of February, May, August and November. There is a ten-day grace period where no interest is charged. If not paid by the 10th calendar day, interest reverts back to the due date. The Borough of Sea Bright does not honor a postmark when mailing a tax payment. Please make sure that the block number and lot number of the property is put on your payment for account identification.

Sewer bills are mailed quarterly March, June, September, and December. There is a ten day grace period from the due date on the sewer bill. The Borough of Sea Bright does not honor a postmark when mailing a sewer payment. Please make sure the account number is put on your sewer payment.

Receipts

Remittances requiring receipts must be accompanied by the entire tax bill and a self addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise, detach the appropriate stub and mail with your payment to the Office of the Tax Collector. Your cancelled check will be your receipt.

Rebates and Deductions

The State of New Jersey has instituted several rebate programs regarding property taxes. For information on the Property Tax Rebate Program (“tax freeze”), you may call 1-800-882-6597. For information on the Homestead Rebate call 1-877-658-2972. You may also qualify for the $250 senior citizen deduction or $250 veteran deduction. For information on these deductions, you may call either the Tax Collector’s or Assessor’s Office.

Added Assessment Bills

If improvements are made to your home, you may receive an “added assessment” bill in October. This bill must be paid in addition to your regular tax bill. If your mortgage company is paying your taxes, a copy of the assessment bill will be mailed to them. However, not all mortgage companies pay added assessments. It is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to find out if the mortgage company will pay or if the homeowner must submit payment directly to the tax office.

New Homeowners

Tax bills are only mailed once a year and are not always transferred at closing. It is the new homeowner’s responsibility to obtain tax information. A copy of your tax bill is always available at our office per your request.

Deduction Information And Forms:

Senior Citizen Property Tax Deduction

A property owner may apply for a Senior Citizen property tax deduction at any time during the year. Applications are made to the Assessor, and must be applied for by December 31st of the tax year in which it is claimed. A deduction of $250 will be granted, as long as all of the following State of New Jersey requirements are met, and the supplemental paperwork is supplied:

  • Must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year.
  • Hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Residence in New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Must reside in dwelling house as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Claimant must reasonably anticipate an annual income will not exceed $10,000 after a permitted exclusion of Social Security Benefits, or Federal Railroad Retirement, Federal Pensions and State Pensions of disability programs.
  • Senior Citizen Age 65 or more as of December 31st of the pretax year.

To print an application for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Deduction click on the following link:  http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/ptd.pdf

All applicants must supply the following paperwork:

  • Application
  • Verification of Citizenship and Residency (Copy of Driver’s License, Voter’s registration, or Vehicle registration)
  • Verification of Age (Copy of Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, etc.)
  • Verification of Yearly Income (Copy of most recent tax return)

Disabled Person Property Tax Deduction 

A property owner may apply for a Disabled person property tax deduction at any time during the year. Applications are made to the Assessor, and must be applied for by December 31st of the tax year in which it is claimed. A deduction of $250 will be granted, as long as all of the following State of New Jersey requirements are met, and the supplemental paperwork is supplied:

  • Must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year
  • Hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed as of October 1st of the pretax year.residence in New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Must reside in dwelling house as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Claimant must reasonably anticipate an annual income not to exceed $10,000 after a permitted exclusion of Social Security Benefits, or Federal Railroad Retirement, Federal Pensions and State Pensions of disability programs.
  • Permanent & Total Disability as of December 31st of the pretax year.

To print an application for the Disabled Person Property Tax Deduction click on the following link:  http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/ptd.pdf

All applicants must supply the following paperwork:

  • Application
  • Verification of Citizenship and Residency (Copy of Driver’s License, Voter’s registration, or Vehicle registration)
  • Verification of Disability (Copy of Physician’s Certificate, Social Security document, or NJ Commission for Blind Certificate).
  • Verification of Yearly Income (Copy of most recent tax return)

Surviving Spouse of Senior Citizen or Disabled Person Property Tax Deduction 

A property owner may apply for a Surviving Spouse of Senior Citizen or Disabled Person property tax deduction at any time during the year. Applications are made to the Assessor, and must be applied for by December 31st of the tax year in which it is claimed. A deduction of $250 will be granted, as long as all of the following State of New Jersey requirements are met, and the supplemental paperwork is supplied:

  • Must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Residence in New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Must reside in dwelling house as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Claimant must reasonably anticipate an annual income not to exceed $10,000 after a permitted exclusion of Social Security Benefits, or Federal Railroad Retirement, Federal Pensions and State Pensions of disability programs.
  • Deceased spouse must have been receiving a deduction at the time of their death, and the Surviving Spouse has not remarried.
  • Surviving spouse must be age 55 or more as of December 31st of the year prior to the tax year and at the time of the of the Spouse’s death.

To print an application for the Disabled Person Property Tax Deduction click on the following link:  http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/ptd.pdf

All applicants must supply the following paperwork:

  • Application
  • Verification of Citizenship and Residency (Copy of Driver’s License, Voter’s registration, or Vehicle registration)
  • Verification of Disability (Copy of Physician’s Certificate, Social Security document, or NJ Commission for Blind Certificate).
  • Verification of Yearly Income (Copy of most recent tax return)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate

Veteran Property Tax Deduction

At any time during the year a property owner may apply for a Veteran property tax deduction. Applications are made to the Assessor, and must be applied for by December 31 of the tax year in which it is claimed. A deduction of $250 will be granted, as long as all of the following State of New Jersey requirements are met, and the supplemental paperwork is supplied:

  • Must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Active wartime service in the United States Armed Service and been honorably discharged.

To print an application for the Veteran Property Tax Deduction click on the following link:  http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/vss.pdf

All applicants must supply the following paperwork:

  • Application
  • Verification of Citizenship and Residency (Copy of Driver’s License, Voter’s registration, or Vehicle registration)
  • Verification of wartime service (Form DD214)

Surviving Spouse of Veteran Property Tax Deduction

At any time during the year a property owner may apply for a Widow of a Veteran property tax deduction. Applications are made to the Assessor, and must be applied for by December 31 of the tax year in which it is claimed. A deduction of $250 will be granted, as long as all of the following State of New Jersey requirements are met, and the supplemental paperwork is supplied:

  • Must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Deceased Veteran must have had active wartime service in the United States Armed Service and have been honorably discharged or died on active wartime duty.
  • Deceased Veteran must have been a citizen and resident of New Jersey at the time of death.
  • Applicant has not remarried.

To print an application for the Surviving Spouse of Veteran Property Tax Deduction click on the following link:  http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/vss.pdf

All applicants must supply the following paperwork:

  • Application
  • Verification of Citizenship and Residency (Copy of Driver’s License, Voter’s registration, or Vehicle registration)
  • Verification of wartime service (Form DD214)(if not already supplied)
  • Marriage certificate
  • Death certificate
  • Assessment Appeals
  • Assessment Appeals must be received by the Monmouth County Tax Board on or before April 1st of the tax year. The total of all taxes and municipal charges due up to and including the first quarter must be paid.
  • Added/Omitted Assessment Appeals
  • Added/Omitted Assessment Appeals must be received by the Monmouth County Tax Board on or before December 1st of the tax year.

To print an appeal form with preparation instructions click on the following link:  http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/petitionofappeal.pdf

To print an added/omitted appeal form with preparation instructions click on the following link:  http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/petitionofappeal-added-omitted.pdf

Disabled Veteran Exemption

At any time during the year a property owner may apply for Disabled Veteran property tax exemption. Applications are made to the Assessor, and must be applied for as soon as all the requirements have been met. The exemption will only apply to the current year and years forward. Property tax exemption will be granted, as long as all of the following requirements are met, and the supplemental paperwork is supplied:

  • Must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Must reside in dwelling house as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Active wartime service in the United States Armed Service and have been honorably discharged.
  • United States Veteran Administration certification of 100% wartime service-connected disability.

To print an application for the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption click on the following link: 
http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/dvsse.pdf

All applicants must supply the following paperwork:

  • Application
  • Verification of Citizenship and Residency (Copy of Driver’s License, Voter’s registration, or Vehicle registration)
  • Verification of wartime service (Form DD214)
  • Verification of Disability (United States Veteran Administration certification.)

Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran Exemption At any time during the year a property owner may apply for Disabled Veteran property tax exemption. Applications are made to the Assessor, and must be applied for as soon as all the requirements have been met. The exemption will only apply to the current year and future years. Property tax exemption will be granted, as long as all of the following requirements are met, and the supplemental paperwork is supplied:

  • Must be a citizen and resident of New Jersey as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Hold legal title to the property for which the deduction is claimed as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Must reside in dwelling house as of October 1st of the pretax year.
  • Deceased Veteran must have had active wartime service in the United States Armed Service and have been honorably discharged or died on active wartime duty.
  • United States Veteran Administration certification of 100% wartime service-connected disability.
  • Deceased Veteran must have been a citizen and resident of New Jersey at the time of death.
  • Applicant has not remarried.

To print an application for the Surviving Spouse of a Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption click on the following link: http://oprs.co.monmouth.nj.us/oprs/includes/pdf/dvsse.pdf

All applicants must supply the following paperwork:

  • Application
  • Verification of Citizenship and Residency (Copy of Driver’s License, Voter’s registration, or Vehicle registration)
  • Verification of wartime service (Form DD214)
  • Verification of Disability (United States Veteran Administration certification.)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate

Important Links

Monmouth County website: 
http://visitmonmouth.com  

New Jersey Department of Taxation:
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/  

New Jersey Division of Government Services:
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/lgs/  

New Jersey League of Municipalities:
http://www.njslom.org