Disagree with your Toms River tax increase? Mayor Hill says you have until Friday to schedule a review

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Maurice "Mo" Hill.

TOMS RIVER, NJ – After thousands of residents in Toms River were shocked to learn their taxes were going up as much as 50%, including many senior citizens, Mayor Maurice Hill said residents have until this Friday, February 4th to schedule a review.

“Mayor Hill is reminding residents who disagree with the new property valuation to contact the appraiser, Professional Property Appraisers to schedule a review by Friday, February 4,” said Art Gallagher, secretary to the mayor.

If you do not schedule a meeting with the firm that conducted the controversial reassessment, the Ocean County Board of Taxation allows for a formal appeal process.

“Taxpayers may file an appeal if they want to dispute the assessed value of their property. Appeals must be filed by April 1st of the current year with the County Board of Taxation,” the township said. “Appeals for added or omitted assessments must be filed by December 1st of the current year. Appeal forms and information is available from The Ocean County Board of Taxation, Ocean County Courthouse, located at the corner of Washington Street and Hooper Avenue in Toms River. You may call the office of the Board of Taxation at 732-929-2008.”