This Unit takes collection action on overdue liabilities secured by a Certificate of Debt (COD) in New Jersey Superior Court. A Certificate of Debt has the same force and effect as a Docketed Judgment adjudicated in any court of law. Certificates of Debt are the primary vehicle for our collection process. Once a COD is secured, Warrants of Execution are utilized to conduct levy enforcement action such as bank levies or placing liens against motor vehicles. This process is in coordination with both the License Verification Unit and the Motor Vehicle Commission. The Judgment Unit can also file a COD when necessary. Additionally, the Unit is responsible for the manual filing of all judgment cancellations and amendments.
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 submitting full payment for the balance due in certified funds.
Contact your assigned caseworker with any questions.
If you do not have a caseworker, email the Judgments Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
By email: email@example.com
New Jersey Division of Taxation
PO Box 245
Trenton, NJ 08695-0245