City of Clairton, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Clairton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Contractor certificates of indebtedness — See Ch. 21.
Financial policies about delinquent accounts — See Ch. 34.
Taxation — See Ch. 315.
Attachment 1 - Schedule A, Legal Fees, Delinquent Tax and Municipal Claims
[Adopted 5-11-2004 by Ord. No. 1754[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Art. I, Attorney's Fees, adopted 12-28-2000 by Ord. No. 1700
This article shall be known as the "Municipal Claim and Tax Collection Ordinance."
Hereinafter, for every delinquent claim, charge, tax, assessment, levy or obligation owed to the City of Clairton, there shall be added to such claim, charge, tax, assessment, levy or obligation such attorney's fees, charges, and expenses incurred in the collection process subsequent to proper notification to taxpayers of the intent to impose attorney's fees on delinquent obligations. Such additional charges shall be collected in addition to such interest and penalties as are allowed by law. They shall further be collected in the same manner and with the full authority as other municipal claims of any nature and shall be deemed to be a municipal claim and collectable and lienable as such.
Such fees shall be reasonable, and the same are hereby established in a fee rate schedule as attached hereto and made a part hereof as Schedule A.[1] Said schedule of fees is hereby deemed to be reasonable, fair and necessary in order to allow the City to collect such sums due. This schedule may be amended by ordinance.
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Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
Any person or entity empowered to collect sums on behalf of the City is directed to add such fees as are incurred to the extent allowed and set forth on Schedule A.[1] Such sums collected pursuant to this article shall be in addition to any tax, penalty, interest, costs or fees already part of the delinquent account or assessment.
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Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
Attorney fees incurred to the extent set forth on Schedule A shall be added to all unpaid real estate tax claims of any nature arising or imposed subsequent to the date of adoption of this article, or which become delinquent or are redetermined to be delinquent subsequent to this date. Prior to the time when such fees are added to any underlying claim, the Tax Collector shall first give the taxpayer such notice as required by law. The Tax Collector or other collector shall so notify the taxpayer by sending such notice to the taxpayer's last known address by mailing notices in the manner prescribed by the Act of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, known as Act 20 of 2003.[1]
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Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
[Adopted 12-28-2000 by Ord. No. 1701]
From and after the enactment of this article, when suit is brought against any delinquent party, to each delinquent earned income tax assessment, levy or obligation owed to the City there shall be added such attorney's fees, charges and expenses incurred in the delinquent collection process. Such additional charges shall be collected in addition to all interest and penalties as are allowed by law.
Such fees shall be reasonable and the same are hereby established in a fee rate schedule as attached herein and made a part hereof as Schedule A.[1] Said schedule of fees is hereby deemed to be reasonable, fair and necessary in order to allow the City to collect such sum due. This schedule may be adjusted by amendment by the City of Clairton.
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Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
Any person or entity empowered to collect sums on behalf of the City is directed to add such fees as are incurred to the extent allowed as set forth in Schedule A.[1] Such sums collected pursuant to this article shall be in addition to any tax penalty, interest or other costs already part of the delinquent account or assessment. The sums collected pursuant to this article shall be remitted to the taxing authority in the same manner as the underlying tax obligation.
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Editor's Note: Schedule A is included as an attachment to this chapter.