Township of Marple, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 3-9-1992 by Ord. No. 92-4]

§ 274-107 Fee required to obtain tax certification; duplicate tax bills.

[Amended 2-10-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
A. 
From and after passage of this article, all persons or entities, including but not limited to title insurance companies, title abstract companies, attorneys and others engaged in the business or practice of holding real estate settlements and/or closings, who contact the Treasurer or Tax Collector of the Township of Marple or his or her agent for the purpose of obtaining a certification as to the status of real estate taxes for real property situated within Marple Township, shall be required, in consideration for the providing of such a service, to pay to the Township of Marple and to the Tax Collector such fee(s) as shall be established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Marple Township.
B. 
All persons or entities, including but not limited to title insurance companies, title abstract companies, attorneys and others engaged in the business or practice of holding real estate settlements and/or closings who or which either contact the Tax Collector or his or her agent and request the Tax Collector or his or her agent to provide duplicate bill(s) and/or receipt(s) for real estate taxes for real property situated within Marple Township or submit to the Tax Collector payment of real estate taxes, which payment is not accompanied by a copy of the tax bill being paid, shall be required, in consideration for the providing of such a service, to pay to the Tax Collector such duplicate tax bill fee(s) as shall be established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Marple Township, which such fee for 2014 shall be $10 per property or folio for each duplicate Township tax bill. The Tax Collector may charge and be entitled to receive a reduced fee for bulk submissions (being the combined payment of real estate taxes for 20 or more properties or folios at one time and including electronic submissions containing appropriate and compatible data in form and content acceptable to the Tax Collector), such fee(s) as shall be established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Marple Township, which such bulk duplicate tax bill fee for 2014 shall be $5 per property or folio included in such bulk payment. The Tax Collector shall retain all such fees collected.

§ 274-108 Duties of Tax Collector.

The Tax Collector of Marple Township shall have the duty to provide all certifications requested pursuant to § 274-107 of this article.

§ 274-109 Failure to make payment.

Upon failure of any person or entity as set forth above, to whom tax certification information has been provided, to make payment as required by this article, the Tax Collector shall have the right and power to proceed with all legal remedies available to it to effectuate collection of the tax certification fee. If legal action is required to effectuate such collection, the person or entity to whom the tax certification information has been provided shall be responsible for the payment of court costs and attorneys' fees incurred by the Tax Collector.