Need a sure-fire way to get your Brigantine property taxes lowered? Hate it when the Brigantine taxman won’t decrease your home’s assessment value….but does it for your neighbor?
3-step plan that provides sweet Brigantine tax relief…pronto:
#1. Say nice things about Brigantine Mayor Guenther & Councilman Simpson
#2. Attack anyone or anything that goes against Guenther & Simpson
#3. Become a Republican candidate for Brigantine City Council
Need some proof on how this works? Check this out:
Brigantine resident Dennis Haney is a Republican candidate for City Council. He followed those 3 steps perfectly. The result? The City of Brigantine gifted Haney with a jaw-dropping, $395,000 land assessment reduction for his Brigantine beach-block property. This sweet deal happened right after the 2014 Brigantine re-valuation, when most properties were considered accurately assessed.
But wait. It gets better.
According to an ad in this week’s Beachcomber Newspaper (see ad below), Mr. Haney allegedly didn’t need a costly lawyer, or need to invest in appraisals and research of comparable sales of adjacent beach block properties.
Haney’s $395,000 assessment reduction…. just happened…. magically? Well, that’s what it looks like to our untrained eyes.
What about Haney’s neighbors with similar beach block properties? Did they enjoy assessment reductions too? Nope. They didn’t follow the 3 steps above.
The City of Brigantine did not lower assessments for Haney’s neighbors and other similar beach-block properties after the 2014 revaluation. But, it did reduce Dennis Haney’s land assessment by $395,000.
Haney Annual Brigantine Tax Bill:
- 2015 $28,003
- 2016 $23,875
- 2017 $20,372 (projected)
Have any questions about YOUR tax assessment…or your neighbors? See here:
You can also reach out to Dana Wineland, the Brigantine Tax Collector (609) 266-7600 ext. 242
You can also say hi to: Barbara Saccoccia (609) 266-7600 ext. 231