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Statutes > New-jersey > Title-54 > Section-54-5 > 54-5-86-3

54:5-86.3.  Owner as party;  jurisdiction;  expense
    In any such action, the owner shall be made a party and the court shall have  jurisdiction fully to determine and protect the rights and interests of the  respective parties and the expense of bringing and maintaining such action may  be borne by the municipality.

     L.1953, c. 192, p. 1488, s. 3.
54:5-87.Jurisdiction of court; effect of judgment
54:5-87.  The Superior Court, in an action to foreclose the right of redemption, may give full and complete relief under this chapter, in accordance with other statutory authority of the court, to bar the right of redemption and to foreclose all prior or subsequent alienations and descents of the lands and encumbrances thereon, except subsequent municipal liens, and to adjudge an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple, to be vested in the purchaser.  The judgment shall be final upon the defendants, their heirs, devisees and personal representatives, and their or any of their heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, grantees, assigns or successors in right, title or interest and no application shall be entertained to reopen the judgment after three months from the date thereof, and then only upon the grounds of lack of jurisdiction or fraud in the conduct of the suit.  Such judgment and recording thereof shall not be deemed a sale, transfer, or conveyance of title or interest to the subject property under the provisions of the "Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act," R.S.25:2-20 et seq.

In the event that any federal statute or regulation requires a judicial sale of the property in order to debar and foreclose a mortgage interest or any other lien held by the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof, then the tax lien may be foreclosed in the same manner as a mortgage, and the final judgment shall provide for the issuance of a writ of execution to the sheriff of the county wherein the property is situated and the holding of a judicial sale as in the manner of the foreclosure of a mortgage.

Amended 1953,c.51,s.36; 1965,c.187,s.6; 1994,c.32,s.11; 1995,c.326,s.1.