Tax Assessor

Mission Statement

The mission of the Howell Tax Assessor’s Office is, and will forever be, to continue our efforts to maximize all services to the community which we are hired to serve. This includes, but is not limited to areas of deductions, exemptions, assessment appeals, and any and all inquiries about the assessment function. As statutorily stated a primary goal each year is to strive to maintain as accurate and equitable assessments as possible throughout the Township.

Howell Township 2021 20% inspections

Howell Township is under contract with Realty Data Systems (“RDS”) to perform an exterior and interior inspection of all properties for the Assessor’s records. This program requires a 5-year inspection cycle, and will require that all properties are inspected once during this cycle. Your property is scheduled to be inspected over the coming weeks, and there will not be further notice prior to your inspection. If you are not home during their visit, the exterior inspection will continue, and instructions will be left for re-scheduling an interior inspection. If the company does not gain access to your property, my office may be forced to estimate all interior information. Please be advised this may result in an error on your property record card. The municipal website contains detailed information about the inspection process.


The inspection routes are predetermined, but RDS will do their best to accommodate residents. Please be aware the inspectors will make a maximum of (2) visits. The RDS personnel will carry identification. Our office and Police Dept. possess all inspector background information, NJDL#, and automobile characteristics. If you would like to refuse the inspection, please visit; click APPOINTMENTS to select the refusal form. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • *Please note they do offer the option of a “virtual” interior inspection, as referenced in the original mailing to your property if you have would like to find out more about this option please visit

To see if you are included in the 20% for 2021 please click on the link below

Frequently Asked Questions – “Notice of Assessment” 2021


*New Offering For Assessment Review…

 If you believe your assessment records are incorrect or there is a problem with your assessed value Please see below* TIARA (Taxpayer Informal Assessment Review Application) 
If you, as a taxpayer in Monmouth County believe that the current assessment is inaccurate, TIARA provides you with the ability to register within the Tax Board Portal and submit a pre-tax year request to have your assessment reviewed by the Assessor. The system will have secure registration, property selection, email event notification and the ability to attach/upload documents/photographs in support of the claim. TIARA is meant to be a proactive public service that seeks to address assessment concerns BEFORE they become binding on the municipality.
To Access TIARA click here: Tax Board Portal
*Please note this is only available following the certification of the current tax year’s tax list (around May 5th) and before the commencement of the reassessment in September.  Any data or assessed value changes will only be applicable for the following year’s assessment.

Assessment Post Cards and Property record cards

Please select this Link to access Monmouth County Tax Board’s record search system. Please note, you have to select the proper district in Step 3 (Howell). Then you can look up by Location, Ownership, or Block and Lot. Submit search, then click on “more info” on the property, From here you will be able to see ModIV assessment data, and have tabs for Assessment Postcards, or Property Card.

Property Tax Deductions

The State of New Jersey offers a property tax deduction for qualified seniors, 100% disabled persons, veterans and their widows or widowers. Applications are available below and at the Tax Assessor's office, 4567 Route 9 North, Howell NJ. Completed applications can be mailed to the Howell Township Assessor's office, P.O. Box 580, Howell, NJ 07731.

Senior Citizens Deduction $250

Disabled Deduction $250

Veteran Deduction $250

100% Property Tax Exemption

  • The dwelling of a disabled veteran or surviving spouse / surviving civil union partner / surviving domestic partner of a disabled veteran or serviceperson may be eligible for exemption.
  • Income and ownership requirements are the same as the original deduction.
  • The deceased spouse had to be eligible for the deduction at the time of death and the surviving spouse must not have remarried.
  • Download the exemption application.

State Property Tax Benefits

There is also a brochure available from the State of New Jersey that provides an overview of property tax benefits.

General Information

  • Farmland Assessment - Filed by August 1 of the pretax year
  • Tax Assessment Appeals - Filed November 1st thru January 15th
  • Tax Collectors - (732) 938-4500 ext. 4330
  • The County Board of Taxation - (732) 431-7404 can also answer questions on your appeal
  • Tax Board Portal (for electronic filing of Income and Expense)