Toms River Mayor Hill says don’t panic if you got a letter saying your taxes are going up

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – Have you received a letter from a tax assessor who you never met and never saw the inside of your home? Are you worried that your assessment skyrocketed and so did you annual Toms River Township property tax bill?

Have no fear says Toms River Mayor Maurice “Mo” Hill, he’s from the government and here to help you. Hill encourages any resident who disagrees with their new property valuation to schedule an appointment with the appraisal company, Professional Property Appraisers (PPA) by calling 800-410-5815 before February 4.

This appointment will allow the assessor to come into your home and see your improvements, additions and interior to fairly reassess your home.

“PPA can adjust your appraisal if you demonstrate that they made a mistake on your property,” said Art Gallagher, secretary to the Mayor in a press release. “If you are still not satisfied that you have an accurate appraisal after meeting with PPA, you may file an appeal with the Ocean County Tax Board by May 1.”

Gallagher said seniors, veterans and the disabled may qualify for property tax relief programs.

“Assistance in enrolling in these programs is available at the Toms River Senior Center, 652 Garfield Ave.Mayor Maurice Hill is urging residents to not panic about estimated taxes; those who feel assessments are too high have time to appeal,” Gallagher said in the statement.