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Statutes > New-jersey > Title-54 > Section-54-5 > 54-5-45-1

54:5-45.1.  Tax sales voidable where past-due taxes omitted and municipality  is purchaser
    Whenever, prior to June twenty-ninth, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-five, a municipality has conducted a sale for unpaid taxes and assessments and has omitted certain taxes, assessments or other municipal charges, or any or all of them, which, under the provisions of this chapter should have been included in said sale and the municipality is the present holder of the tax sale certificate covering the property sold at said sale, such sale shall be considered to be voidable at the option of the municipality,  and the municipality may by resolution declare said sale to be void and without  effect.  In that event the lien of all taxes, assessments and other municipal  charges omitted from said sale, together with the taxes, assessments and other  municipal charges included in the sale, shall be and remain as a lien on said  land as though no sale had been made, and shall continue as liens until the  amount thereof, with interest, has been paid, as provided in this chapter.  The  municipality may by resolution direct the officer charged by law in the  municipality with the duty of collecting taxes, to hold another sale.  In such  case the officer shall enter said property in his tax sale list, and shall make  up a new calculation to the first day of July preceding the time of the  proposed sale, in the manner directed in this chapter, so that whenever a sale  is held to enforce municipal liens, such sale shall include all municipal liens or charges against the property in existence, by virtue of any law, on the first day of July mentioned in the notice of sale.