EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Lakewood’s Property Tax Revaluation Process Explained

In an exclusive interview with The Lakewood Scoop, Township Tax Assessor Edward Seeger, and Jason Cohen of Appraisal Systems discussed the property tax revaluation process the Township is now undergoing upon county and state order.

tax re docAs explained in the video message introduced by Mayor Akerman, all property owners in Lakewood – whether residential, commercial or otherwise, will be receiving a visit from an inspector to reevaluate the properties.

tax assessor and as 2Will your taxes go up? Will they go down? Do I have to let an inspector into my home? What if I’m not home for the inspector? Watch the video as the professionals explain the process, which is expected to last for the next few months.



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  1. Ha HA . Thats funny. “Will my taxes go up ?” – Is that a question ? Of COURSE they’re goping up !! Property values are up so ur assessment will go up so your taxes will go up. The End. Enjoy your snow removal !!

  2. Let’s just hope that we do not go up 40%. It will renew the old fallacy that Lakewood has property wealth when we are on the cusp of change.

  3. Hmmmm, actually, I thought the question: ” Will it go down “? Was funnier. Actually I can answer that right now – um – NO !!!

  4. With all this new construction going on around town they are collecting that much more taxes, just wondering how that affects the rest of us taxpayers?

  5. #5. You might not be a business but do you neglect your civic duty as a homeowner by having your cleaning lady bring it out so that the trash is not contained and the lid shut?

  6. Rabosay,

    Do not let the inspectors in they gave us the same speech at the last tax revaluation,
    if your taxes go down or stay the same you are a lucky winner and if it goes up then go ahead and appeal it,
    been there done that!

    it worked for me any many other people,

  7. if you ever wonder why your property taxes are constantly going up, then look no further at all the tax exempt properties in Lakewood that are constantly being built along as the dual plexes and condos being built in the city, which is a huge drain on our resources.

  8. We should make a revolution!!!!! its outrageous.

    1. We should start a petition.
    2. to gain publicity – should have a poll/game guessing by how much the taxes will be going up.
    3. if TLS is here for the people then they should facilitate this.


    how much money collectively would it save us if we prevent the taxes from going up by just 1%?


  10. mezuman if you don’t let them in then appeal you have to spend money and they will still need to inspect. why not just save time and money and let them in so its done right?

  11. Firstly I would like to know how many other townships in Ocean County also have to comply with this order to have all the properties inspected, or is Lakewood being singled out…… Many others have mentioned that where is all the property tax going to, when so many new houses are being built? I am still waiting for my grand children to get bussed to school and I pay full property tax each year and no one has bussing yet.
    It is a given…..never trust a tax evaluator or collector, never in history nor now. It’s time for the people to revolt, just like the early American colonists did, ‘taxation without representation’ before the Revolutionary War with England. There’s no way I can keep my home and pay these high taxes now that I am a senior citizen and I will have to leave the state just like so many other fellow New Jerseyans, with the highest property tax in the country.

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