§ 40A:9-1.1 Director of safety; appointment of non-resident; ordinance
§ 40A:9-1.2 Municipal treasurer; appointment of nonresident; ordinance
§ 40A:9-1.3 Bona fide residents of local unit; officers and employees; resolution or ordinance
§ 40A:9-1.4 Eligibility of applicants in local units subject to civil service
§ 40A:9-1.5 Nonresident appointees to become bona fide residents; failure to maintain; grounds for removal or discharge
§ 40A:9-1.6 Unavailability of qualified residents for available specific positions or employments; appointment of other qualified applicants; preference schedule; conditions of employment; notice to and classification by civil service commission
§ 40A:9-1.7 Specific positions and employments requiring special talents or skills; filling without reference to residency
§ 40A:9-1.8 Preference in promotion
§ 40A:9-1.9 Application of act on and after effective date
§ 40A:9-1.10 Preemption of order of court or of state or federal agency to eliminate discrimination
§ 40A:9-1.11 Definitions
§ 40A:9-1.12 Local elective office; residency requirement; vacancy upon cessation of residency
§ 40A:9-1.13 Eligibility for candidacy or appointment to local elective office
§ 40A:9-1.14 Inapplicability of s. 40A:9-1.13 to special municipal charters
§ 40A:9-1.15 Residency requirement waiver.
§ 40A:9-1.16 Hiring preferences for veterans.
§ 40A:9-2 Appointees to have the required qualifications in cases of scientific engineering skill
§ 40A:9-2.1 Criminal history record background checks for certain employees of local government agencies.
§ 40A:9-3 Discrimination by reason of age; exceptions
§ 40A:9-4 Dual office holding.
§ 40A:9-5 Rights of certain employees transferred to other positions
§ 40A:9-6 De facto officers and employees; right to compensation
§ 40A:9-7 Leaves of absence with pay to certain officers and employees
§ 40A:9-7.1 Leaves of absence; athletic competition on world, Pan American or Olympic level; reimbursement by state
§ 40A:9-7.2 Leave of absence for members of legislature
§ 40A:9-7.3 Unpaid leaves of absence for union officers, representatives of certain public employees.
§ 40A:9-8 Salaries; power of Civil Service Commission
§ 40A:9-9 Appointments; permanent and temporary
§ 40A:9-9.1 Oath of office administered.
§ 40A:9-9.2 Directory of local authorities, boards, commissions.
§ 40A:9-10 Compensation; exceptions
§ 40A:9-10.1 Contracts for lesser salaries, wages or compensation
§ 40A:9-10.2 Payment for accumulated sick leave by political subdivision, noncivil service.
§ 40A:9-10.3 Use of accumulated vacation leave by political subdivision, noncivil service.
§ 40A:9-10.4 Cap on compensation for unused sick leave not covered by Title 11A.
§ 40A:9-10.5 Use of accrued vacation leave by employee not covered under Title 11A.
§ 40A:9-10.6 Leave of absence for employee of political subdivision for purpose of donating organ, bone marrow.
§ 40A:9-11 Vacancy due to change to nonresident status or upon resignation; filling; municipal offices open to nonresidents
§ 40A:9-12 Vacancy from any cause other than expiration of term or filing of petition for recall
§ 40A:9-12.1 Vacancy deemed on resignation, incapacity, death, residence, absence, or removal; filling unexpired term.
§ 40A:9-17 Deductions for payment to credit unions, or to insurance companies or banks, savings banks or savings and loan associations for individual retirement annuity or account
§ 40A:9-17.1 Individual retirement accounts; establishment for employees and their spouses
§ 40A:9-17.2 Transmittal, crediting of funds to purchase annuity for employees.
§ 40A:9-18 Awards program; appropriations
§ 40A:9-19 Section 40:11-17 of the Revised Statutes saved from repeal
§ 40A:9-20 Chapter 181 of the laws of 1940 saved from repeal
§ 40A:9-22 Statutes repealed
§ 40A:9-22.1 Short title
§ 40A:9-22.2 Findings, declarations
§ 40A:9-22.3 Definitions.
§ 40A:9-22.4 Local Finance Board to have jurisdiction
§ 40A:9-22.5 Provisions requiring compliance by local government officers, employees
§ 40A:9-22.6 Annual financial disclosure statement.
§ 40A:9-22.7 Powers of Local Finance Board
§ 40A:9-22.8 Request for advisory opinion from Local Finance Board
§ 40A:9-22.9 Response by Local Finance Board to written complaint
§ 40A:9-22.10 Violations, penalties.
§ 40A:9-22.11 Disciplinary actions against officer, employee found guilty of violation
§ 40A:9-22.12 Conducting of hearings
§ 40A:9-22.13 Establishment of county ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.14 Provision of offices to county ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.15 County code of ethics established
§ 40A:9-22.16 Powers of county ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.17 Request for advisory opinion from county ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.18 Response by county ethics board to written complaint
§ 40A:9-22.19 Establishment of municipal ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.20 Provision of offices to municipal ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.21 Municipal code of ethics established
§ 40A:9-22.22 Powers of municipal ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.23 Request for advisory opinion from municipal ethics board
§ 40A:9-22.24 Response by municipal ethics board to written complaint
§ 40A:9-22.25 Written materials to be preserved for at least five years
§ 40A:9-23 Eligibility of members of the board of chosen freeholders for other offices or positions; conditions; exceptions
§ 40A:9-23.1 Term of appointment of member of county governing body to other public entity
§ 40A:9-24 Resignation of officers
§ 40A:9-25 Removal of officers and employees; procedure; review
§ 40A:9-26 Clerk of board of chosen freeholders; term; duties; tenure; removal
§ 40A:9-27 Treasurer; term; duties
§ 40A:9-28 Comptroller; term; duties
§ 40A:9-28.1 Definitions
§ 40A:9-28.2 Annual examinations; certificates; fees
§ 40A:9-28.3 Renewal of certificates; fee; continuing education; mitigating circumstances.
§ 40A:9-28.4 Appointment of chief financial officer
§ 40A:9-28.5 Interim officers appointed by director
§ 40A:9-28.6 Revocation, suspension of certificate
§ 40A:9-28.7 Regulations, forms, procedures
§ 40A:9-29 Auditor; term; duties
§ 40A:9-30 Purchasing agent; term, duties.
§ 40A:9-30.1 Definitions
§ 40A:9-30.2 Certified county purchasing official; application for certification
§ 40A:9-30.3 Certificate; issuance; fee
§ 40A:9-30.4 Revocation or suspension of certificate; request for review by board of chosen freeholders or executive
§ 40A:9-31 General storekeeper; term; duties
§ 40A:9-32 Superintendent of buildings and grounds; appointment; bond
§ 40A:9-34 Superintendent of child welfare; tenure of office in certain cases
§ 40A:9-35 Executive director of department of institutions of county of fifth class; tenure
§ 40A:9-42 County administrator
§ 40A:9-43 Counsel; engineer; appointment; term
§ 40A:9-44 Road supervisor; appointment; term
§ 40A:9-46 Medical examiners.
§ 40A:9-47 Assistant medical examiners.
§ 40A:9-48 Appointment of licensed physician to act in certain cases.
§ 40A:9-49 Payment for burial of unidentified, unclaimed bodies.
§ 40A:9-49.1 Burial expenses of indigents
§ 40A:9-51 Morgues, morgue keepers; appointments.
§ 40A:9-52 Morgue keepers; duties; burial certificates; fees and expenses.
§ 40A:9-53 Delivery of unidentified, unclaimed dead bodies for placing in the morgue
§ 40A:9-54 Unidentified, unclaimed dead bodies in morgues; disposition.
§ 40A:9-55 Delivery of identified dead bodies to proper persons; records.
§ 40A:9-56 Disposition of unidentified, unclaimed dead bodies, no morgue keeper.
§ 40A:9-57 Police to report finding of dead body.
§ 40A:9-58 Disposition of personal property of unknown decedent.
§ 40A:9-63 County clerk; bond
§ 40A:9-63.1 Commission; effective date; term of office
§ 40A:9-64 County clerk’s oath
§ 40A:9-65 Performance of duties before giving bond; misdemeanor
§ 40A:9-66 Seals of county clerks
§ 40A:9-67 Supreme Court rules governing county clerks who are attorneys at law
§ 40A:9-68 Duties of county clerk for the courts
§ 40A:9-69 Temporary clerks of courts
§ 40A:9-70 Vacancy in office of county clerk other than by expiration of term
§ 40A:9-71 Moneys received by county clerk; depositories
§ 40A:9-72 Transfer of records and moneys of county clerk to successor in office
§ 40A:9-74 Personnel in office of county clerk
§ 40A:9-75 County clerk in certain counties may establish court division and registry division
§ 40A:9-76 Salary of county clerk in certain counties.
§ 40A:9-77 Compensation of deputy county clerks; chief clerks and other personnel
§ 40A:9-77.1 Chapter 260 of the laws of 1969 saved from repeal
§ 40A:9-77.2 Preparation of annual budget request by county clerk.
§ 40A:9-78 Section 4 of chapter 96 of the laws of 1959 saved from repeal
§ 40A:9-78.1 Short title.
§ 40A:9-78.2 “Veteran” defined.
§ 40A:9-78.3 Veteran identification card program.
§ 40A:9-78.4 Issuance of card.
§ 40A:9-78.5 Violations relative to veteran identification card.
§ 40A:9-78.6 Card not deemed proof of status.
§ 40A:9-78.7 Violations, disorderly persons offense.
§ 40A:9-78.8 Short title.
§ 40A:9-78.9 “Gold Star Parent” defined.
§ 40A:9-78.10 Gold Star Parent identification card program.
§ 40A:9-78.11 Issuance of Gold Star Parent identification card.
§ 40A:9-78.12 Application for issuance.
§ 40A:9-78.13 Unlawful actions.
§ 40A:9-78.14 Identification card not deemed official for certain purposes.
§ 40A:9-78.15 Violations, disorderly persons offense.
§ 40A:9-80 Existing offices of register of deeds and mortgages, confirmed, continued; exceptions
§ 40A:9-81 Establishment of office of register of deeds and mortgages in certain counties; referendum
§ 40A:9-82 Transfer of records and papers upon the establishment of office of register of deeds and mortgages
§ 40A:9-83 Term of office of register of deeds and mortgages
§ 40A:9-84 Register of deeds and mortgages; bond
§ 40A:9-85 Register of deeds and mortgages; oath
§ 40A:9-86 Performance of duties before giving bond; misdemeanor
§ 40A:9-87 Certain statutory provisions applicable to county clerk where no register of deeds and mortgages
§ 40A:9-88 Vacancy in office of register of deeds and mortgages other than by expiration of term
§ 40A:9-89 Board of chosen freeholders to furnish accommodations and equipment for register of deeds and mortgages
§ 40A:9-89.1 Preparation of annual budget request by county register of deeds and mortgages.
§ 40A:9-90 Register of deeds and mortgages is the county recording officer
§ 40A:9-91 Personnel in the office of register of deeds and mortgages
§ 40A:9-92 Salary of register of deeds and mortgages.
§ 40A:9-93 Compensation of deputy register of deeds and mortgages, chief clerks and employees
§ 40A:9-94 Eligibility for office of sheriff
§ 40A:9-95 Sheriff’s bond
§ 40A:9-96 Sheriff’s oath
§ 40A:9-97 Certificate for commission
§ 40A:9-98 Sheriff not to perform duties of office before giving bond and taking oath; misdemeanor
§ 40A:9-99 Sheriff may act in certain cases where commission delayed
§ 40A:9-100 Effective date of commission and expiration of term of office
§ 40A:9-101 Failure of sheriff elect to qualify; effect
§ 40A:9-102 Vacancy in office, other than by expiration of term
§ 40A:9-103 Bond and oath of appointee to fill vacancy
§ 40A:9-104 Salary of sheriff.
§ 40A:9-105 Expenses payable to sheriffs
§ 40A:9-106 Uncollected fees credited to account of former sheriff
§ 40A:9-107 Sheriff to deliver to his successor moneys and papers
§ 40A:9-108 Sheriff not to hold other civil office; exceptions
§ 40A:9-109 Amercement of sheriff, acting sheriff
§ 40A:9-110 Amercement; court to designate enforcement officer
§ 40A:9-111 Bonds taken by sheriffs
§ 40A:9-113 Acting sheriff or newly appointed or elected sheriff to execute uncompleted writs and processes
§ 40A:9-114 Exercise of office pending new appointment or election
§ 40A:9-115 Undersheriffs; appointments; oaths
§ 40A:9-116 Limitations on number of undersheriffs
§ 40A:9-117 Undersheriffs, chief clerks and other personnel; compensation
§ 40A:9-117a Sheriff’s investigators
§ 40A:9-117b Appointment, transfer of certain law enforcement officers permitted.
§ 40A:9-117.1 Retirement upon pension; certain sheriff’s secretaries
§ 40A:9-117.2 Appointment of unpaid deputy sheriffs.
§ 40A:9-117.3 Deputy sheriffs; rights, privileges and immunities
§ 40A:9-117.4 Deputy sheriffs; identification and badges
§ 40A:9-117.5 Chief warrant officer
§ 40A:9-117.5a Inapplicability of act to tenure attained prior to effective date
§ 40A:9-117.6 Sheriff’s officers; appointment; duties
§ 40A:9-117.6a Applicability of “45-day” rule for violation of internal rules to sheriff’s officers.
§ 40A:9-117.7 Person appointed to perform duties listed in s. 40A:9-117.6 as sheriff’s officer
§ 40A:9-117.8 Court attendants; application for appointment as sheriff’s officer
§ 40A:9-117.9 Seniority; inclusion of permanent time in grade in former titles; reclassification of provisional civil service status
§ 40A:9-117.10 Duties, benefits and powers; compensation
§ 40A:9-117.11 Decrease of compensation on appointment; prohibition
§ 40A:9-117.12 Person over 35 appointed as sheriff’s officer; continuance as member of retirement system
§ 40A:9-117.13 Person under 35; transfer of membership in public employees’ retirement system or county pension fund to police and firemen’s retirement system
§ 40A:9-117.14 Sheriff’s officers; eligibility for permanent appointment without civil service open competitive examination
§ 40A:9-117.15 Sheriff’s officer chief; creation of position permitted
§ 40A:9-117.16 Candidates for sheriff’s officer chief; requirements
§ 40A:9-117.17 Appointment, term
§ 40A:9-117.18 Sheriff to prescribe duties
§ 40A:9-117.19 Continuation of position of sheriff’s officer chief, reappointment
§ 40A:9-118 Compensation of criminal identification bureau personnel
§ 40A:9-119 Status of criminal identification bureau personnel
§ 40A:9-119.1 Field representative of narcotic education; permanent appointment with competitive examination
§ 40A:9-119.2 Director of bureau of narcotics; appointment
§ 40A:9-120 Constables; appointment
§ 40A:9-121 Constables; terms of office
§ 40A:9-122 Annual charges payable by constables; badges
§ 40A:9-123 Constables; vacancy
§ 40A:9-124 Constable’s oath
§ 40A:9-125 Constable’s bond
§ 40A:9-126 Actions on constable’s bond
§ 40A:9-126.1 Constable’s reports
§ 40A:9-127 Actions for money payable to or by constables; jurisdiction
§ 40A:9-128 Statutes repealed
§ 40A:9-128.1 County not to issue badge to elected official which may be mistaken for law enforcement badge.
§ 40A:9-129 Officials; facsimile of signatures; seal; statement of terms of office to be filed with Secretary of State
§ 40A:9-130 Mayor; term; town certain, mayor, council terms
§ 40A:9-131 Acting mayor
§ 40A:9-132 Mayor to vote in certain cases
§ 40A:9-133 Municipal clerk, appointment, duties.
§ 40A:9-133.1 Municipal clerks, appointment, continuation, tenure
§ 40A:9-133.2 Application for examination; qualifications
§ 40A:9-133.3 Certification; fee
§ 40A:9-133.5 Revocation, suspension
§ 40A:9-133.6 Certificate necessary for reappointment
§ 40A:9-133.7 Reappointment, removal, dismissal.
§ 40A:9-133.8 Tenure starting in 1986
§ 40A:9-133.10 Renewal of certificates; conditions; fee.
§ 40A:9-133.11 Rules, regulations
§ 40A:9-133.12 Costs of complying with requirements; “costs” defined
§ 40A:9-134 Tenure for municipal clerks.
§ 40A:9-134.1 Municipality to provide clerk with means of defense in certain actions, legal proceedings
§ 40A:9-135 Deputy municipal clerk
§ 40A:9-136 Administrator; powers and duties
§ 40A:9-137 Administrator; appointment; term of office
§ 40A:9-138 Administrator; removal from office
§ 40A:9-139 Attorney; appointment; term
§ 40A:9-140 Engineer; appointment; compensation; term
§ 40A:9-140.1 Definitions.
§ 40A:9-140.2 Certification as municipal finance officer
§ 40A:9-140.3 Issuance of certificate; fee
§ 40A:9-140.4 Issuance of certificate to registered municipal accountant; fee
§ 40A:9-140.6 Membership on governing body prohibited
§ 40A:9-140.8 Tenure of office.
§ 40A:9-140.9 Complaint; filing; hearing; representation; jurisdiction of Superior Court
§ 40A:9-140.10 Municipality required to have chief financial officer; exceptions.
§ 40A:9-140.11 Issuance of municipal finance officer certificate, interim basis
§ 40A:9-140.12 Revocation, suspension of municipal finance officer certificate
§ 40A:9-140.13 Municipal finance officer certificate required; tenure; vacancies.
§ 40A:9-140.14 Prior holders of municipal finance officer certificate continue to hold certificate, issuance of certificate to newly-qualified applicants
§ 40A:9-140.15 Renewal of municipal finance officer certificates.
§ 40A:9-140.16 Regulations
§ 40A:9-141 Appointment of tax collector; compensation; work hours.
§ 40A:9-142 Tax collector; term of office
§ 40A:9-143 Collector of arrears of taxes
§ 40A:9-144 Tenure of tax collector; grant prior to December 31, 1981
§ 40A:9-145 Tenure for tax collectors completing certain courses of instruction; inapplicability after December 31, 1981
§ 40A:9-145.1 Definitions
§ 40A:9-145.2 Certification as tax collector.
§ 40A:9-145.3 Tax collector certificate; issuance; additional fee
§ 40A:9-145.3a Uncertified tax collector, application for certificate; issuance
§ 40A:9-145.3b Expiration, renewal of outstanding, lapsed certificates; fee.
§ 40A:9-145.3c Regulations, forms, procedures
§ 40A:9-145.5 Revocation, suspension of certificate
§ 40A:9-145.6 Prohibitions
§ 40A:9-145.7 Appointment or reappointment
§ 40A:9-145.8 Tenure; removal from office; dismissal; procedure.
§ 40A:9-145.9 Acquisition of tenure after Jan. 1, 1982
§ 40A:9-145.10 Holding office after effective date of act; appointment
§ 40A:9-145.11 Continuation in office of persons in office on effective date of act
§ 40A:9-145.12 Right to tenure of tax collector in office prior to and appointment after effective date of act
§ 40A:9-146 Appointment of tax assessor, deputies.
§ 40A:9-146.1 Boards of assessors; abolishment; secretary and members to be municipal tax and deputy assessors; salary and tenure rights
§ 40A:9-146.2 Reference to board of assessors or assessment to mean and refer to municipal tax assessor
§ 40A:9-146.3 Municipal tax assessors; appointment; terms of office; powers and duties
§ 40A:9-146.4 Appointment in more than one municipality
§ 40A:9-146.5 Inapplicability of act to agreements on hours of work
§ 40A:9-147 Chapter 205 of the laws of 1968 saved from repeal
§ 40A:9-148 Tax and deputy assessors; term of office; vacancies
§ 40A:9-148.1 Tax and deputy assessors; qualifications and duties
§ 40A:9-149 Tax assessors; appointment by Governor in certain cases
§ 40A:9-150 Chapter 211 of the laws of 1966 saved from repeal
§ 40A:9-152 Tenure of municipal treasurer.
§ 40A:9-152.1 Removal of municipal treasurer; complaint; hearing; review
§ 40A:9-153 Chapter 190 of the laws of 1943 saved from repeal
§ 40A:9-154 Poundkeepers
§ 40A:9-154.1 Adult school crossing guards; appointment; term; revocation; qualifications; supervision and direction
§ 40A:9-154.2 Training of adult school crossing guards
§ 40A:9-154.3 Uniform provided to adult school crossing guard; exemption
§ 40A:9-154.4 Stations; time period
§ 40A:9-154.5 Municipal superintendent of public works; defined
§ 40A:9-154.6 Tenure of office; continuous holding of office for 5 years; ordinance; dismissal.
§ 40A:9-154.6a Definitions
§ 40A:9-154.6b Public Works Advisory Board, appointment, terms; certification requirements for managers
§ 40A:9-154.6c Issuance of public works manager certificate without examination; requirements
§ 40A:9-154.6d Application fee, examination
§ 40A:9-154.6e Application for certificate
§ 40A:9-154.6f Revocation, suspension of certificate
§ 40A:9-154.6g Certificate required after January 1, 1997; exemptions, penalties.
§ 40A:9-154.6h Renewal of certificates.
§ 40A:9-154.6i Fees established
§ 40A:9-154.7 Parking enforcement officers
§ 40A:9-154.8 Limitations
§ 40A:9-154.9 Minimum qualifications for appointment as parking enforcement officer.
§ 40A:9-154.10 Fingerprints; investigation
§ 40A:9-154.11 Training course
§ 40A:9-154.12 Uniform; insignia
§ 40A:9-154.13 Fees
§ 40A:9-154.14 Designation
§ 40A:9-154.15 Exclusion
§ 40A:9-155 Members of governing body eligible for certain offices; exceptions
§ 40A:9-156 Elective and appointive officers; commencement of term of office; exceptions
§ 40A:9-157 Temporary appointments
§ 40A:9-158 Temporary leave of absence; substitute
§ 40A:9-159 Leave of absence for certain officers and employees entering the armed forces of the United States
§ 40A:9-160.1 Compensatory time off for employees who are members of certain volunteer organizations
§ 40A:9-161 Removal of officers and employees; procedure; exceptions
§ 40A:9-163 Change in government; effect on officers
§ 40A:9-164 Delegates to certain conventions
§ 40A:9-165 Salaries, wages or compensation of mayor or other chief executive; officers and employees; exceptions; referendum
§ 40A:9-165.1 Compensation of members of governing body and chief executive; determination; effective date and procedure for protest
§ 40A:9-167 Referendum on ordinance fixing salaries, wages or compensation
§ 40A:9-168 Petition for referendum on salaries, wages or compensation
§ 40A:9-171 Compensation for services notwithstanding statute declared unconstitutional
§ 40A:9-172 Judicially determined illegal suspension or dismissal; officer or employee entitled to recover salary; proviso
§ 40A:9-173 Hospital service or medical service group insurance; authorization for deductions from salaries
§ 40A:9-174 Compensation for injury or death to member of governing body or other officer in performance of duty
§ 40A:9-175 Statutes repealed
§ 40A:9-176 Municipality not to issue badge to elected official which may be mistaken for law enforcement badge.

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes > Title 40A > Chapter 9

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assessor: when used in relation to the assessment of taxes or water rents or other public assessments, includes all officers, boards or commissions charged with the duty of making such assessments, unless a particular officer, board or commission is specified. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • census: means the latest Federal census effective within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • clerk: means the clerk of a municipality or of a board of chosen freeholders. See New Jersey Statutes 40A:1-1
  • collector: when used in relation to the collection of taxes or water rents or other public assessments, includes all officers charged with the duty of collecting such taxes, water rents or assessments, unless a particular officer is specified. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • director: means the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs. See New Jersey Statutes 40A:1-1
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • fiscal year: means the period for which a local unit adopts a budget, as required pursuant to the "Local Budget Law" N. See New Jersey Statutes 40A:1-1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • local finance board: means the Local Finance Board in the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs. See New Jersey Statutes 40A:1-1
  • local unit: means a county or municipality. See New Jersey Statutes 40A:1-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • municipal corporation: include cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs, and any municipality governed by a board of commissioners or an improvement commission. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • oath: includes "affirmation. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies as well as individuals, unless restricted by the context to an individual as distinguished from a corporate entity or specifically restricted to one or some of the above enumerated synonyms and, when used to designate the owner of property which may be the subject of an offense, includes this State, the United States, any other State of the United States as defined infra and any foreign country or government lawfully owning or possessing property within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Personal property: includes goods and chattels, rights and credits, moneys and effects, evidences of debt, choses in action and all written instruments by which any right to, interest in, or lien or encumbrance upon, property or any debt or financial obligation is created, acknowledged, evidenced, transferred, discharged or defeated, in whole or in part, and everything except real property as herein defined which may be the subject of ownership. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • population: when used in any statute, shall be taken to mean the population as shown by the latest Federal census effective within this State, and shall be construed as synonymous with "inhabitants. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • State: extends to and includes any State, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia and the Canal Zone. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • State fiscal year: means the period commencing on July 1 and ending on June 30 in any municipality in which the fiscal year has been changed pursuant to section 2 or 3 of P. See New Jersey Statutes 40A:1-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • sworn: includes "affirmed. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.