Ordinance No. 17-05

Introduced: March 13, 2017
Public Hearing: March 27, 2017
Status: Adopted

An Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey Amending and Supplementing Chapter §250 of the Township Code, Entitled “Fees and Escrows” so as to Amend and Supplement Section §250-7 Entitled “Tax Collector”

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 250 of the Township Code of the Township of Vernon, entitled “Fees and Escrows” is hereby amended and supplemented so as to amend Section 7 entitled “Tax Collector,” by the addition of the following subsection:

F. Fees for Copies.

1. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-54 the tax collector shall provide to any party entitled to redeem a certificate pursuant to this section (N.J.S.A. 54:5-54) two calculations of the amount required for redemption within a calendar year at no cost. For each subsequent calculation requested from the tax collector there shall be a $50.00 fee. A request for redemption calculation shall be made in writing to the tax collector.

2. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1 the tax collector may charge a lienholder of a tax lien $50.00 for the calculation of the amount due to redeem the tax lien as required pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1. 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 nor 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.

SECTION 2. All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof.

SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect after second reading and publication as required by law.