Such accounting shall be made on or before the fifteenth day of each month on form blanks supplied by the county treasurer. The statement of account shall clearly set forth all sums charged or taxed or which shall have accrued or become payable during the preceding month. Such statements shall be made under oath and filed in the office of the county treasurer as public records.
Such statements when received by the county treasurer shall be forthwith audited by the county auditor or other proper officer.
On or before the twentieth day of each month surrogates, county clerks, registers of deeds and mortgages, and sheriffs shall pay over the amount of such fees and moneys to the county treasurer and such officers shall be personally liable to the county for such fees and moneys.
The penalty for each day's neglect to file the required statement of account or to pay over such moneys shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) to be recovered in the name of the board of chosen freeholders of the county in a civil action in the Superior Court, and said officers may also be proceeded against by proceeding in lieu of prerogative writ.
N.J.S. § 22A:4-17