2018 Accelerated Tax Lien Sale

In New Jersey, all municipalities are required to hold at least one tax sale per year. The properties sold at the tax sale are those with delinquent property taxes and/or municipal charges. (Pursuant to N.J.S.A 54:5-19). The Township of Livingston will hold its annual online accelerated tax lien sale on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM.  

Due to the observance of Veteran’s Day, the November due date for taxes was extended to Tuesday, November 13, 2018. All delinquencies as of the close of business on November 13, 2018, are now subject to the tax sale process. 

Per this process, delinquencies will be subject to a 2% cost of tax sale (up to $100). In addition, delinquencies will be subject to a mailing fee of $25 for each mailing. Two mailings are scheduled during this process.  

After November 13, 2018, the amount owed is calculated as follows:

Delinquent Taxes/Other Municipal Charges   +   Interest   +   Cost of Sale   +   Mailing Fees   = 

Total Amount Owed

To receive the exact amount owed, please contact the Tax Office at 973-992-5000 ext. #5121, #5122, #5123, or #5124, or email us at tax@livingstonnj.org

All payments received after November 16, 2018, MUST be made using guaranteed funds: cash, cashier’s check or money order. Any other forms of payment WILL NOT be accepted. All other checks -- attorney, business, lender and personal – WILL be returned. In addition, the credit/debit card payment options WILL NOT be available after November 16, 2018. 

The statute also requires a Public Notice of Tax Sale. If payment is not received by November 26, 2018, the property owner’s name will appear in this Public Notice.  

Note: Failure of the property owner to receive a notice of tax sale properly mailed by the Tax Collector shall not constitute grounds to void the subsequent tax sale. 


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