Property tax reimbursement applications “The Blue Book” are in the process of being mailed by the State. The tax collector forms should be dropped off at the Tax Collector’s Office.
It will take two weeks to process these forms so residents can pick their forms up after the two week period.
Storm Emergency Information
Township's Office of Emergency Management facebook Page is www.facebook.com/monroeoem
Nixle Emergency Sign Up
Middlesex County Community Notification System Sign up
JCP&l - To report power outages call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
Emergency Preparedness Guide
Michael Nichols, a Monroe Township High School Senior Hockey Player, suffered a serious head injury during an ice hockey game on Saturday, January 4, 2014. He is currently recovering after recent surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael Nichols and his family.
Mayor Richard Pucci & The Township Council
Basketball Fundraising Event for Michael Nichols - Tuesday, April 22
PROPERTY REVALUATION UPDATE
As you know, the Township of Monroe was ordered by the NJ State Tax Court to complete a Township-wide revaluation of all properties. The purpose of the revaluation program is not to raise taxes, but to enable the property taxes to be more equitable. Letters from Realty Appraisal (the company hired by the Township) are in the process of being sent to all property owners in the Township as formal notification of the proposed new value of your property for tax purposes. Recent comparable sales were reviewed by the company to bring all properties as close as possible to current market value.
It is important to note that this revaluation is undertaken by a certified private company and is conducting this revaluation under the supervision of the Assessor’s Office and the New Jersey Tax Court. Your local elected officials are not permitted to intercede during this process on behalf of any resident.
The letter FROM Realty Appraisal provides you with the new proposed value of the land & improvements on your property. The fact that the value of your property has increased does not automatically mean your property taxes will go up.
In order to compare your current 2013 tax bill with the new values as presented in the letter, you must multiply your new value times the revised average (the 3 fire district rates are averaged ) rate (for 2013) of $2.311 per $100 assessed valuation. Please remember that 2014 budgets and tax rates for the school, county, municipal government & fire districts will not be known until later this Spring.
As the letter suggests, residents are encouraged to call Realty Appraisal at (732) 571-4941 to set up an appointment with them for individual meetings in the lower level of the Municipal Building. Those unavailable may also request a telephone conference. Furthermore, you will have until May 1 to file property tax appeals with the Middlesex County Tax Board if you still feel the new value is too high and exceeds market value.
Monroe Ranks 14th in NJ.com Article "Which are the 50 safest communities in New Jersey" - The ranking was published by security organization SafeWise - Link to SafeWise Report