[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Highland Park as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Prompt Payment of Taxes
Article II Tax Lien Payoff and Redemption Fee
[Adopted by Ord. No. 997 (§ 2-27 of the 1987 Code)]
The Mayor and Council find and determine that the welfare of the residents of the Borough will be enhanced and promoted by the enactment of reasonable measures to promote the prompt payment of real property taxes and assessments and water and sewer charges to the Borough.
Every applicant for approval, license, permit or relief who is an owner or contract purchaser of real property within the Borough shall present proof to the Borough Clerk or other Borough official with whom said application is filed and at the time of said approval, license, permit or relief is granted or issued that:
All real estate taxes assessed against property owned by such applicant have been paid through the quarter prior to that in which the application is filed;
All assessments levied against such property which are due have been paid;
All water and sewer billed for the last complete billing cycle have been paid.
This article shall not apply to:
Approvals, licenses, permits or relief applied for, sought or required by § 114-1 of this Code; or
Building permits where the value of the work for which the permit is sought, as determined by the Construction Official, does not exceed $15,000.
[Adopted 10-3-2017 by Ord. No. 17-1950]
The Tax Collector shall charge a person or entity seeking a tax sale certificate payoff or updated amount to redeem a tax sale certificate fee authorized by N.J.S.A. 54:5-54 and 54:5-97.1.