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The Department of Finance is comprised of three divisions:
Finance Administration, Tax Assessment and Tax Collection
Visit the Finance Department Calendar for important dates
DIVISION OF FINANCE ADMINISTRATION * VIEW TAX MAPS*
The Finance Division develops, maintains and enforces a uniform system of accounts including forms, standards and procedures for all departments of the municipal government. They control all receipts and disbursements of the Township and each of its departments. They also maintain a central bookkeeping and account records according to sound accounting principles in accordance with the requirements of the State Division of Local Government Services. Finance assures that all bills approved for payment have been incurred with the authority of the Township Council. Additionally, they control all expenditures and commitments to be made on behalf of any department for conformity with State law. The Division of Finance Administration also makes recommendations to the Township Manager on the sale and award of Bond Anticipation Notes and other debt instruments including the principal amount, interest rate, maturities and price.
2011 Budget Presentation 2011 Adopted Budget 2010 Adopted Budget 2009 Adopted Budget
2008 Adopted Budget
2008 Annual Audit 2009 Annual Audit 2010 Annual Audit
2011 Annual Financial Statement 2011 Annual Debt Statement 2012 Municipal Budget Presentation
DIVISION OF TAX ASSESSMENT
The Division of Assessment maintains adequate assessment records of each separate parcel of property based on market value and establishes and maintains such files, records and procedures as may be required for valuation and assessment pursuant to law and maintains a current Tax Map of the Township as public record and maintains all changes in ownership or character of the assessed properties. The Tax Assessor also defends the Township against County and State tax appeals.
DIVISION OF TAX COLLECTION
The Division of Collections performs the function of collector of taxes and also serves as the collection agent for the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority (TOSA), including the preparation and mailing of tax and sewer bills, collection of taxes levied and sewer charges through delinquency management and tax sales as well as the maintenance of tax and sewer collection accounting records. They receive and collect all current and delinquent taxes and sewer charges and receive penalties and interest according to law.