How do I pay off a lien?
You must request in writing to the Collector a statement of redemption. At no time should you approach the lien holder. The request must include the date that you anticipate making payment and a statement of your legal interest in the property. The Collector will provide you with a payoff figure that is computed to the date of redemption. You may be required to provide proof of identity. New Jersey Tax Sale Law only allows “interested parties” the right to redeem.

The only forms of payment are cash, certified check or money order. The Collector will notify the lien holder that payment has been received, and request the lien certificate from the lien holder. This certificate will be forwarded to you and you will then have the lien removed at the county.

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1. When will I receive a new tax bill?
2. How are taxes computed?
3. I need to change my address, or mortgage information. What should I do?
4. I don’t have a tax bill. Why am I charged interest?
5. What is a tax sale? Can I buy property at the tax sale?
6. How do I pay off a lien?
7. What programs are available to reduce taxes?
8. How should I make out my check?
9. How should I pay my tax / utility bill?
10. What happens if I do not pay the utility bill?
11. What is the tax bill interest rate?
12. My mortgage company pays my taxes, what are my responsibilities?
13. What do I need to do if I refinance or sell my home?
14. I receive a senior citizen deduction on my property, is there anything I need to do to maintain this deduction?
15. What happens if I do not pay the property taxes?
16. Who buys these liens? (If I do not pay the property taxes.)
17. What happens once a lien has been sold on the property?