6:7-1. Requests for Issuance of Writs of Execution; Contents of Writs of Execution and Other Process for the Enforcement of Judgments; Notice to Debtor; Claim for Exemption; Warrant of Removal; Enforcement of Consent Judgments and Stipulations of Settlement in Tenancy Actions
- (a) Requests for Issuance; Intention to Return. All requests for issuance of writs of execution and other process for the enforcement of judgments shall be made in writing to the clerk at the principal location of the court. A request for the issuance of a writ of execution against goods and chattels shall be accompanied by a statement of the amount due. A request for the issuance of a wage execution shall be accompanied by a certification of the amount due. The statement or certification of the amount due shall include the amount of the judgment, subsequent costs that have accrued, any credits for partial payments since entry of the judgment, and a detailed explanation of the method by which interest accrued subsequent to the judgment has been calculated, taking into account all partial payments made by the judgment-debtor. The court officer shall give to the judgment-creditor or judgment-creditor's attorney at least 30 days' notice of an intention to return a wage execution or an unexpired writ of execution, marked unsatisfied or partially satisfied and may so return the writ unless further instructions are furnished within that time period.
- (b) Contents of Writs of Execution and Other Process for the Enforcement of Judgments. All writs of execution and other process for the enforcement of judgments shall provide that any levy pursuant thereto shall exclude:
- (1) all funds in an account of the debtor with a bank or other financial institution, if all deposits into the account during the 90 days immediately prior to service of the writ were electronic deposits, made on a recurring basis, of funds identifiable by the bank or other financial institution as exempt from execution, levy or attachment under New Jersey or federal law, and
- (2) all funds deposited electronically in an account of the debtor with a bank or other financial institution during the two months immediately prior to the account review undertaken by the bank or other financial institution in response to the writ that are identifiable by the bank or other financial institution as exempt from execution, levy or attachment under New Jersey or federal law.
- (c) Notice to Debtor. The provisions of R. 4:59-1(h) respecting notice to debtor, exemption claims and deferment of turnover and sales of assets shall apply to all writs of execution issued by the Law Division, Special Civil Part, except that a copy of the Notice to Debtor shall not be filed by the levying officer with the clerk of the court after a levy on a bank account. The notice to debtor shall be in the form prescribed by Appendix VI to these rules.
- (d) Warrant of Removal; Issuance, Execution. No warrant of removal shall issue until the expiration of three business days after entry of a judgment for possession, except that a warrant shall be issued within two days from the date of the judgment in the case of a seasonal tenancy subject to N.J.S.A. 2A:42-10.17. A warrant of removal shall not be executed earlier than the third business day after service on a residential tenant. If a judgment for possession is entered in a summary action for the recovery of premises and the landlord fails to apply in writing for a warrant of removal within 30 days after the entry of the judgment, or if the warrant is not executed within 30 days of its issuance, such warrant shall not thereafter be issued or executed, as the case may be, except on application to the court and written notice to the tenant served at least seven days prior thereto by simultaneously mailing same by both certified and ordinary mail or in the manner prescribed for service of process in landlord/tenant actions by R. 6:2-3(b); provided, however, that either 30 day period may be extended by court order or written agreement executed by the parties subsequent to the entry of the judgment and filed with the clerk. For purposes of this rule, entry of judgment shall be defined as the date upon which the right to request a warrant for removal accrues.
- (e) Enforcement of Consent Judgments and Stipulations of Settlement in Tenancy Actions. A request to enforce a settlement agreement or consent judgment in a tenancy action shall be by certification. It must state the facts upon which the claim of breach is based and the desired relief. The certification must be filed with the clerk and a copy must be sent to the adverse party and the adverse party's attorney, if any, by ordinary mail or alternatively, if directed to a tenant, by posting on the door of the premises.
- (f) Writs of Possession. Orders and writs of possession in summary actions for the possession of real property filed pursuant to R. 6:1-2(a)(4) shall be issued to the sheriff, except that in cases brought by a tenant against a landlord pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:39-1 et seq., orders and writs may be issued to a Special Civil Part Officer.