17:16F-23. Written notice of property tax delinquency payment
a. The tax collector of a taxing district shall send a written notice of a property tax delinquency to the mortgagor and the applicable servicing organization within 60 days after the tax payment on the property is delinquent. However, the validity of the tax delinquency and the time it is due shall not be affected by the failure of the mortgagor or the servicing organization to receive the notice.
b. If the tax payments of the mortgagor are to be made by the mortgagee or its servicing organization from an escrow account; the mortgagee or its servicing organization has been authorized to receive and has been sent the original tax bill in time to make the property tax payment without being delinquent; the mortgagor has made escrow account payments in accordance with the schedule provided by the mortgagee or its servicing organization; the mortgagor and the mortgagee or its servicing organization have received notice pursuant to subsection a. of this section; and at least 21 days have elapsed since the mortgagor and the mortgagee or its servicing organization have received that notice, a mortgagor may:
(1) Pay the delinquent property taxes including interest using the copy of the tax bill sent him pursuant to R.S.54:4-64;
(2) Notify the mortgagee or its servicing organization in writing that payment for the mortgagor's property taxes has been made and include a copy of the paid tax bill which includes the interest paid; and
(3) Stop making scheduled payments into the escrow account until the total amount paid by the mortgagor pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection is equaled.
c. If the mortgagor makes a tax payment and notifies the mortgagee or servicing organization pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection b. of this section, the mortgagee or its servicing organization, upon receipt of the notice and a copy of the paid tax bill, shall credit the mortgagor's mortgage escrow account in an amount equal to the interest paid by the mortgagor and provide the mortgagor a notice to that effect.
L.1990,c.69,s.10; amended 1991,c.111,s.1.
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