40:48-2.14. Cost for removal; lien
2. In all cases where brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash and debris are destroyed or removed from any dwelling or lands under any ordinance adopted pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1943, c.71 (C.40:48-2.13) or section 1 of P.L.1994, c.167 (C.40:48-2.13a), by or under the direction of an officer or code enforcement officer of the municipality, such officer or code enforcement officer shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate, and if found correct shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against said dwelling or lands; the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such dwelling or lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such dwelling or lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
L.1943,c.71,s.2; amended 1968,c.94,s.2; 1994,c.167,s.3.
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