DUE TO THE FORECASTED STORM, THE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING IS POSTPONED.
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
Join us for a Interlaken Holiday Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 3rd.
Cookie decorating for the kids starts at 5:30 PM.
Santa comes to help light the tree around 5:45 PM!
At about 6 PM, The Traveling Literary Theater presents-A Christmas Carol Theatrical Reading!
Light snacks will be served! Come and take a picture with Santa!
MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY
Come join your neighbors under the stars for the first night of the Menorah Lighting
The event starts at 6 PM on Thursday, December 7th.
Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be served!
Bulk Pick Suspended for October, November & December
As a reminder, bulk pick in Interlaken is suspended for the months of October, November and December. Bulk pick up will resume in January 2024.
Tax Assessment Information
For the tax year 2023, the aggregate preliminary net value of the Borough will be 19.86% higher than it was in 2022. This does not mean your taxes will go up 19.86%. It means that the overall value of properties in the Borough have increased.
The valuation of all the properties within the Borough and the tax rate are proportional. If the Borough valuation increases, the tax rate decreases. We anticipate that the 2023 tax rate will be lower than the 2022 tax rate due to these increased property values. If your assessment has increased less than the baseline (less than 19.86%), you will pay a lesser proportionate share of the Borough’s tax levy in 2023.
The assessment function serves as the distribution mechanism of the property tax levy which is a combination of municipal, library, school, open space, and County taxes. Since taxes are intended to be split up amongst the property owners based on the market value of the properties, it is critical that the assessment process is uniform, accurate, fair, and transparent.
Monmouth County Property Tax Estimator and Frequently Asked Questions
Use the Monmouth County Tax Estimator to gain insight about your 2023 estimated tax bill and review the top 10 most frequently asked questions to help you better understand the reassessment process. Simply follow the instructions, input specific data related to your property, and the tool will provide you with an estimate for what you can expect to pay in property tax in 2023. Since the tool can ONLY provide an ESTIMATE, please note the qualifications included regarding the estimates generated by the tool.
For Tax Assessment questions please view the Interlaken Dashboard that is interactive and contains sales reviews and tax calculators. Also visit the Tax Assessor page on this website found under Departments & Offices
2023 Assessment Inspections- Realty Data Systems
Monmouth County requires that each property be inspected every five years. The Borough of Interlaken is under contract with Realty Data Systems (RDS) to inspect a designated portion (approximately 20%) of all properties located in the Borough each year. These inspections enable the Borough to maintain accurate property records used to complete annual reassessments, which are a critical component in the fair distribution of taxes. The assessment function serves as the distribution mechanism of the property tax levy which is a combination of municipal, library, school, open space, and County taxes. Since taxes are intended to be split up amongst the property owners based on the market value of the properties, it is critical that the assessment process is uniform, accurate, fair, and transparent.
A notification was mailed to all property owners subject to an inspection this year, which contained instructions for contacting RDS to complete a “remote virtual” (RV) interior inspection which requires no entry.
The RV is user-friendly, requires no app downloads and can be completed by calling (732) 719-2265 from your smart phone at any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday (THERE ARE NO APPOINTMENTS). Please make sure you are at your property when calling.
Inspectors will also visit your property to conduct a full exterior (front and rear) inspection which includes photographs. During that visit, an interior walkthrough will be offered (if an RV has not previously been completed), and you will again receive printed instructions for completing an RV if that is your preference. If an adult is present during a visit, but declines an interior inspection, the inspectors will not return to your property, but you can call still call to complete a virtual inspection for a limited period.A door hanger containing those instructions will be left at each property for which an owner/occupant is not present.
Property visits will take place between 9am and dusk, Monday-Saturday, and all personnel will carry photo ID. Our office and the Police Dept. possess all inspector background and other pertinent information.
If for any reason you would like to refuse an interior inspection, so the inspectors do not visit the property, please visit www.rdsnj.com, click “INSPECTIONS” and select the REFUSAL FORM.
Please note that if an interior inspection is not completed, the Tax Assessor's office may need to make estimates that could result in an inaccurate property record or tax assessment, and Monmouth County may limit your rights during any assessment appeal.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
2023 Dog License Requirements & Forms
All dogs in the Borough of Interlaken are required to be licensed. The fee for a license of a spayed/neutered dog is $10.00 and for a non-spayed/neutered dog is $15.00. This fee is in effect until February 28, 2023 after which a late fee of $8.00 will added as per Borough Ordinance.
State of New Jersey Rabies Vaccination Requirement under NJSA 4:19-15-3a requires the duration of the immunity to extend throughout the first 10 months of the 12 month licensing period. If your dog's vaccination expires on or before October 31 of the licensing year, a license cannot be issued until the dog receives a new vaccination. Proof of vaccination MUST accompany the renewal paperwork.
You may use this form for renewal by mail, please send a proof of rabies vaccination through October 31, 2023 with all appropriate documentation and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
2023 Dog Licenses & Dog Related Ordinances
Overnight Parking Ordinance
In accordance with Interlaken Ordinance No. 2020-2, the Deal Police Department has begun to use an online registration system that enables residents to submit requests for overnight parking.
This online submission form will allow residents to provide accurate information including vehicle descriptors, vehicle registration, vehicle location, and resident contact information. This information will then be available to officers during their patrol. The system will make the process of overnight parking easier and more convenient for residents.
Ordinance No. 2020-2 prohibits on-street parking for both sides of all streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. During the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., residents are prohibited from on-street parking on the north side of Bridlemere Avenue along the area contiguous to the borough recreational field.
Residents must meet the following requirements prior to submitting an overnight parking request:
TREE ORDINANCE - 2019 - 7 "PROTECTION OF TREES"
As of January 9, 2020 the newly adopted Tree Preservation Ordinance is in effect. The new ordinance is in place to prevent indiscriminate, uncontrolled, and excessive destruction, removal, and clear cutting of trees upon lots and tracts of land within the Borough of Interlaken in order to maintain the aesthetic character, prevent erosion, and control actions that will substantially change drainage patterns, and restrict actions that will cause a hazard to persons and property.
Please make yourself aware of some of the changes that include:
Please see the attached Ordinance file for all the changes and new guidelines.
Recycling May Not Be Placed In Plastic Bags
Items for recycling must be placed loose in the recycling can. Recycling MUST NOT be contained in plastic trash bags. The Borough cannot collect or drop recycling at the County Center if there are plastic bags contained in the recycling can.
DPW staff will not collect your recycling if there are plastic bags present. You can review the Recycling Guide below to find recycling resources for products that our County Recycling Center does not process.
INTERLAKEN AIR SHOW HISTORY
Please enjoy a historical video documenting the 1910 Air Show that took place in Interlaken. Please take the time to listen to the Interlaken Historian, Bob Waitt, share the very interesting and educational information about the event, the Wright Brothers attendance and Interlaken's contribution to Kitty Hawk.
Clink the link below for the full video.
Please remember that the Borough has a Noise Ordinance which prohibits the use of ALL motorized equipment, whether electric or gasoline powered, such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, etc. on Sundays, unless in the case of emergency or urgent necessity to public health and safety.
The Monday thru Saturday reference in the ordinance allows noise between 8 am to 8 pm. The ordinance applies to residents and contractors.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
YOGA CLASSES AT BOROUGH HALL
Gentle Senior Yoga
Wednesdays: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
$10.00 per person, per class
All levels are welcome
Please bring a mat
Please be aware that anyone soliciting in the Borough of Interlaken is required to obtain a permit. A copy of the issued permit must be carried with them at all times. There are exceptions for lawful and recognized religious, charitable, educational and political organizations as well as Volunteer Fire and First Aid Departments. Even in this case, these organizations are required to notify the Police Department in writing. If a solicitor does not have a permit or a resident feels suspicious of the person coming to their door, please notify the Police Department.
Dates to Remember
Pay Property Taxes Online
Use this convenient feature to check your account status and pay property taxes online using direct debit from a checking account or a credit card. CLICK HERE
Interested in having an Automated Direct Debit for property tax payments each quarter?
CLICK HERE to download the form and return to the Borough Office.
No Knock List
The office of the Administrator/Clerk shall collect and maintain a list of addresses of those premises where the owner and/or occupant has notified the Borough Clerk that soliciting, or canvassing is NOT permitted on his/her/their premises. To be included on this non-solicitation list residents shall complete a form which shall be available online or at the Clerk’s office in the municipal building. The Administrator/Clerk shall submit the non-solicitation list to the Police on a yearly basis which non-solicitation list shall be distributed to applicants seeking a license to solicit or canvass pursuant to the provisions of the solicitation and canvassing ordinance. The licensee shall not solicit or canvass at any address on the non-solicitation list.
As a reminder, the US Constitution protects the rights of religious and non-profit organizations, as well as political campaigns, to solicit; and therefore, this ordinance cannot infringe upon those protected rights.
Forms can be returned via email or Borough Hall to be included on the No Knock List.
The link to find all current municipal ordinances and land use laws can be found here.
Borough of Interlaken
100 Grasmere Avenue, Interlaken, New Jersey 07712
Hours of Operation:
Phone: (732) 531-7405 Fax: (732) 531-7099
100 Grasmere Avenue, Interlaken, New Jersey 07712
Hours of Operation:
Phone: (732) 531-7405 Fax: (732) 531-7099