2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:12A-58 - Payments in lieu of taxes continuous lien; recording of ordinance; termination of lien
40A:12A-58. Payments in lieu of taxes continuous lien; recording of ordinance; termination of lien
10. a. Payments required to be made in accordance with an agreement for payments in lieu of taxes entered into under section 8 of this amendatory and supplementary act, P.L.1996, c.73 (C.40A:12A-56) shall be a continuous lien on the land against which the ordinance is recorded on and after the date of recordation of both the ordinance and the agreement, whether simultaneously or not, all subsequent payments in lieu of taxes thereunder, interest, penalties and costs of collection which thereafter fall due or accrue shall be added and relate back to and be a part of the initial lien. Upon recordation of the ordinance and agreement, payments in lieu of taxes shall constitute a municipal lien within the meaning, and for all purposes, of law.
b. If revenue bonds or other obligations are issued by the authority in order to finance or refinance the construction, reconstruction, repair, alteration, improvement, and development of any infrastructure, or parking or transportation facilities, or work that reduces, abates or prevents environmental pollution, or other improvements that provide a public benefit within or to a landfill reclamation improvement district in accordance with section 9 of P.L.1996, c.73 (C.40A:12A-57), the municipality or the redeveloper may record, either simultaneously or at different times, any ordinance enacted by the municipality relating to the payment in lieu of taxes agreement or special assessments and, either simultaneously with the ordinance or at different times, a copy of the agreement or agreements. The ordinance, when recorded, shall contain a legend at the top of the front page substantially as follows:
"THIS ORDINANCE SECURES BONDS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE "LARGE SITE LANDFILL RECLAMATION AND IMPROVEMENT LAW" AND THE LIEN HEREOF IN FAVOR OF THE OWNERS OF SUCH BONDS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS IS A MUNICIPAL LIEN SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHER NON-MUNICIPAL LIENS HEREAFTER RECORDED."
c. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, upon recordation of both the ordinance and any accompanying agreement and upon the issuance of bonds or other obligations, the lien thereof shall be perfected for all purposes in accordance with law and the lien shall thereafter be superior to all non-municipal liens thereafter recorded or otherwise arising, without any additional notice, recording, filing, continuation filing or action, until the payment in full of the bonds or other obligations. The lien thereby established shall apply not only to the bonds and other obligations initially issued, but also to any refinancing or refunding thereof, as well as to any additional bonds and other obligations thereafter issued on a parity therewith in accordance with the provisions of the original documents securing the initial bonds and other obligations; provided, however, that in the event any ordinance or agreement is amended or supplemented in a way which increases the amount of payment in lieu of taxes or special assessments, the lien as to that increase shall be perfected and apply upon the recordation of the amended or supplemented ordinance and agreement (including the above-recited legend). Except as set forth in this section, no amendment or supplement to the ordinance or agreement thereafter recorded shall affect the perfection or priority of the lien established upon original recordation thereof.
d. Upon the final payment in full of any bonds or other obligations secured as provided in this section and section 9 of this amendatory and supplementary act, P.L.1996, c.73 (C.40A:12A-57), the lien established hereby shall terminate, and the municipality shall record a notice to that effect.