You must request (PDF) in writing to the Collector a statement of redemption. At no time should you approach the lien holder. The request must include the date that you anticipate making payment and a statement of your legal interest in the property. The Collector will provide you with a payoff figure that is computed to the date of the Borough's next Council meeting. You may be required to provide proof of identity. New Jersey Tax Sale Law only allows "interested parties" the right to redeem.
The only forms of payment are cash, certified check or money order. The Collector will notify the lien holder that payment has been received and request the lien certificate from the lien holder. This certificate will be forwarded to you and you will then have the lien removed at the county.