New Jersey

Real Estate Tax Assessor Search Page

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This page contains links to pages and resources dealing with real estate assessments in New Jersey using the resources located at the main page of New Jersey County Tax Boards Association, Inc located here: http://www.njactb.org

A direct link to the search page of the NJACTB can be reached by click HERE

If that link is not working, go to the main page and click on the "Search Records" link.

This is the main page: http://www.njactb.org

After reaching the search page, use the instructions below to select the county and municipality and other choices you want.

The drop down selection window is indicated by the small, downward pointing triangle. Click on the triangle to make your selection.

Step 1: Select Database:   Select as desired. [Try both.]
Step 2: Select County: Select county as desired.
Step 3: Select District: Select municipality after county choice.
Step 4: Select Search Format Selecting Advanced provides more choice. [Try both]
Step 5: Select Output Format: If you don't understand Excel, select Standard
Step 6: Select/Enter Search Criteria:     Enter as much as you know. Last name or company works well.

If you have selected "Simple Search" in Step 4 you will see the following additional entry screens.

Most users will not have enough information for Location, Block, Lot and Qualifier. If so, enter it. If not, enter owner's last name. The name must be spelled correctly. You may have to experiment with the spelling of names to get it correct.

After entering your search criteria, click on "Submit Search"

Search by One Item or by All

Location:
Owner Name:
Block: Lot: Qualifer:

Mod-IV Tax List Search

Step 7: Process Search:

As an example, I have chosen the following information for my search criteria:

Step 1: Current Tax List

Step 2: Cumberland-2004

Step 3: Downe Twp.

Step 4: Simple

Step 5: Standard

As a search example, I used the Downe Township mayor, Chester Riland. I have used his name in the "Owner Name" search criteria and after clicking on "Submit Search" I received the following search results:


Dist 04 0604
Data as of 04/02/04

Detail Block/Lot/Qual Location/Town/Class Owner/Street/C S Z Sq-Ft/Yr-Blt/Bld-Cls
6 Records Found
More
Information
12
7

 
289 LANDING RD
04 DOWNE TWP.
2
RILAND, CHESTER + B.
289 LANDING RD
NEWPORT NJ 08345
sf: 0
yb:
bc:
More
Information
17
14

 
116-124 MAIN ST
04 DOWNE TWP.
4A
RILAND, CHESTER III + BARBARA A
219 LANDING RD
NEWPORT NJ 08345
sf: 0
yb:
bc:
More
Information
37
16

 
1055 MAIN ST
04 DOWNE TWP.
2
RILAND, JUNE E
1055 MAIN ST
PORT NORRIS NJ 08349
sf: 0
yb:
bc:
More
Information
37
18

 
1051 MAIN ST
04 DOWNE TWP.
2
RILAND, WILLIAM
303 GLENSIDE ROAD
MILLVILLE NJ 08332
sf: 0
yb:
bc:
More
Information
32
11.03

 
1085 DRAGSTON RD
04 DOWNE TWP.
1
RILAND, WILLIAM T + ANNE T
303 GLENSIDE RD
MILLVILLE NJ 08332
sf: 0
yb:
bc:
More
Information
13
25

 
48 FORTESCUE RD
04 DOWNE TWP.
1
RILAND, WM L + ANNE T
303 GLENSIDE RD
MILLVILLE NJ 08332
sf: 0
yb:
bc:

All of the column headings are self-explanatory with the exception of "Detail". Notice that in the Detail column, there is a hyperlink to "More Information". I selected the first item in the list for Mr. Riland's property at Block 12, Lot 7 and received the following results:



The above information is typical of the information received for any tax search using the Search Records hyperlink.

Interesting sections of the material are:

  • Comparison of Block and Lot numbers for current information and the Prior Block and Lot from the previous tax map.
  • The property location is often different from the Owner's address such as with summer homes or business property.
  • Land Desc: shows the amount of acreage which can be compared in the "Land/Imp/Tot" section.
  • Note that for lots with buildings there are amounts listed for the building, the lot and the total assessment

Tips on how to do searches more quickly:

  1. After doing a search and reviewing the material DO NOT click on "New Search" unless you want to CHANGE the county and municipality search criteria. Selecting "New Search" will force you to re-enter all of your search criteria.
  2. Instead of selecting "New Search" select "Previous Screen" and highlight the previously entered name and change it to the new name you want to search.
  3. Get the spelling of the Owner correct. Misspellings will give the impression that no assessment exists because of zero results

REMEMBER: The information available and described here is all PUBLIC INFORMATION which can be accessed in person at the municipal tax office in which property is located. Using the Internet-based data you can snoop on your friends and neighbors without having the personnel in your local tax office know that you are curious.

Freedom of Information is one of the wonderful things about living in the United States of America!


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