Rates, rentals, connection fees or other charges levied in accordance with N.J.S.40A:26A-10 and 40A:26A-11, shall be a first lien or charge against the property benefited therefrom. If any part of the amount due and payable in rates, rentals, connection fees or
other charges remain unpaid for 30 days following the date for the payment thereof,
interest upon the amount unpaid shall accrue at a rate of interest to be determined
in accordance with N.J.S.40A:26A-17. The governing body or bodies of the local unit or units may authorize payment of
delinquent assessments on an installment basis in accordance with R.S.54:5-19. Liens levied in accordance with this section shall be enforceable in the manner
provided for real property tax liens in chapter 5 of Title 54 of the Revised Statutes.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the right of a local unit or local
units to discontinue service of any property for the failure to pay any amount owing
within 30 days after the date the amount is due and payable, if written notice of
the proposed discontinuance of service and of the reasons therefor has been given,
within at least 10 days prior to the date of discontinuance, to the owner of record
of the property. In the event that notice is provided by mail, the notice requirements shall be satisfied
if the mailing is made to the last known address of the owner of record and is postmarked
at least 10 days prior to the date of discontinuance.
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