Township of West Whiteland, PA
Chester County
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[Adopted 5-12-1998 by Ord. No. 272 (Ch. 1, Part 7, of the 1983 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 4-28-2010 by Ord. No. 370]
The schedule of fees approved by the Township and found in § 33-5 of the Code shall be used for the collection of delinquent taxes.
The following collection procedures are hereby established in accordance with the Act:
A. 
At least 30 days prior to assessing or imposing attorneys fees in connection with the collection of an account, the Township shall mail, or cause to be mailed, by certified mail, return receipt requested, a notice of such intention to the taxpayer or other entity liable for the account (the "account debtor").
B. 
If, within 30 days after mailing the notice in accordance with Subsection A, the certified mail to any account debtor is refused or unclaimed or the return receipt is not received, then at least 10 days prior to the assessing or imposing such attorney fees, the Township shall mail, or cause to be mailed, by first-class mail, a second notice to such account debtor.
C. 
All notices required by this article shall be mailed to the account debtor's last known post office address as recorded in the records or other information of the Township or such other address as it may be able to obtain from the County Office of Assessment and Revision of Taxes.
D. 
Each notice, as described above, shall include the following:
(1) 
The type of tax or other charge, the date it became due and the amount owed, including penalty and interest.
(2) 
A statement of the Township's intent to impose or assess attorney fees within 30 days after the mailing of the first notice or within 10 days after the mailing of the second notice.
(3) 
The manner in which the assessment or imposition of attorney fees may be avoided by payment of the account.
(4) 
The place of payment for accounts and the name and telephone number of the Township official designated as responsible for collection matters.
The proper officials of the Township are hereby authorized and empowered to take such additional action as they may deem necessary or appropriate to implement this article.