[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 4-14-15 as Ord. No. 2015-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 4-14-15 by Ord. No. 2015-13]
As the Tax Collector is required to provide a calculation of the amount required of any party to redeem a tax lien certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54, this chapter is intended to provide that the Town of Secaucus require a fee for any calculations of said amount required for redemption if requested on more than two occasions in any one calendar year.
Fees. The Secaucus Tax Collector shall provide to any party entitled to redeem a tax certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54 two calculations of the amount required for redemption within a calendar year at no cost. If a party requires the Tax Collector to provide more than two such calculations in any one given calendar year, then the parties shall be required to pay a fee of $50 for each subsequent calculation requested of the Tax Collector. Any requests for redemption calculation must be made in writing directly to the Tax Collector.
A municipality, by ordinance, may authorize the Tax Collector to charge to a lienholder a fee not to exceed $50 for the calculation of the amount due to redeem the tax lien required to be provided pursuant to this section. Any request for a redemption calculation shall specify the date to be used for the calculation, which shall be the date of the notice. Neither the Tax Collector or the municipality shall be liable for an incorrect calculation. The fee paid to the municipality shall not become part of the lien and shall not be passed on to any party entitled to redeem pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54.
Severability. If any provision or portion of a provision of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional, preempted by federal or State law, or otherwise invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of the ordinance shall not be invalidated.
Effective date. This Ordinance shall become effective 30 days after final passage and publication as required by law.
[Added 5-12-15 by Ord. No. 2015-19]
Statutory requirements for publishing and notice of foreclosure. N.J.S.A. 54:5-26 requires the Town to post copies of the notice of any tax sale in five of the most public places in Town, and a copy of the notice shall be published in a newspaper circulating in Town, once in each of the four calendar weeks preceding the calendar week containing the day appointed for the sale. However, since N.J.S.A. 54:5-26 also provides that, in lieu of any two publications, notice to the property owner and to any person or entity entitled to notice of foreclosure pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-104.48, this chapter is intended to provide that the Town charge a fee for each mailing of notice of tax sale sent to an interested party.
Fee for mailing of notice of tax sale. The Town shall charge a fee of $25 for each mailing or notice of tax sale sent to each interested party. The cost of the mailing shall be added to the cost of the tax sale in addition to those provided in N.J.S.A. 54:5-38.