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Tax Sale for Delinquent Water/Sewage Charges

Discussion in 'Liens & Encumbrances' started by ChrisAnn, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. ChrisAnn

    ChrisAnn Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello. I recently received a tax sale notification because of delinquent water and sewer charges from 2008 and 2010. This is the first time I'm hearing about this and I believe it's an error. I'm meticulous about paying my bills on time so I'm sure these were paid. If not why are they are contacting me now and not years ago? My bank only keeps records for 7 years and I doubt I still have the canceled checks. What can I do? Is there a statute of limitations for these charges? Any advice is appreciated. I don't want to lose my home!
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    I don't think there is any statute of limitations. All I found was a bill that was proposed in 2016 to make a few changes for clarification. The existing provisions of the laws still stand even if the amendments weren't passed.

    https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S1500/1367_I1.PDF

    There is no mention of an SOL and it appears that arrears can accrue indefinitely.

    Unfortunately, if you cannot provide documentation of payment, you'll have to pay what they want to avoid the tax sale.

    How much money is involved?
     
  3. ChrisAnn

    ChrisAnn Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thanks for the info. It's over $1,800 including fees and interest.
     
  4. adjusterjack

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    Maybe you can get the fees and interest waived for a full cash settlement on the balance. Get it in writing.
     

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