Certificate of Debt (COD). A tax lien is filed against you with the Clerk of the New Jersey Superior Court. CODs are filed to secure tax debt and to protect the interests of all taxpayers.
Docketed Judgment. A judgment entered in court that is available for public view.
Its purpose is to give official notice that liens or judgments exist.
Once we file a Certificate of Debt/Docketed Judgment, we will conduct a bank levy.
This means we will request your bank turn over funds from your bank account to pay off your tax debt.
Contact your assigned caseworker if you have questions about your levy.
You can satisfy a docketed Judgment by:
Once you pay off your judgment, there may be a waiting period until you can receive a Warrant for Satisfaction of Judgment.
Contact your assigned caseworker with any questions.
If you do not have a caseworker, call the Judgments Unit at 609-292-7331.
If you need a Release or Subordination of Tax Lien for refinance or foreclosure of real estate:
If you need a certified copy of a Certificate of Judgment, showing your tax judgment is satisfied, you must submit your request in writing along with a $10.00 payment to:
Superior Court of New Jersey
Office of the Clerk
PO Box 971
Trenton, NJ 08625-0971