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Town of Fenwick Island, DE
Sussex County
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[Adopted 8-26-2016]
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance also renumbered former Articles I, II and III as Articles II, III and IV and former § 146-1 through § 146-15 to § 146-2 through § 146-16, respectively.
A. 
All real estate taxes imposed by the Town in accordance with Section 24 of the Town's Charter shall be due and payable on or before September 15 annually.
B. 
All real estate taxes that remain unpaid 30 days following the aforementioned deadline shall be subject to a penalty in an amount equal to 5% of the delinquent amount owed for each month, or fraction thereat that such taxes remain unpaid. The penalty imposed hereby shall be collected in the same manner as the original amount of the real estate tax.
C. 
All real estate taxes that remain unpaid as of the 15th day of September shall be considered delinquent.
D. 
Whenever it shall be necessary to pursue collection of delinquent real estate taxes, the Town Council shall impose a collection charge in an amount equal to 18% of the amount of the delinquent real estate tax due and the accruing penalties imposed thereon.
E. 
Whenever it shall be necessary to pursue collection of delinquent real estate taxes, the Town shall be entitled to recover, as part of the amount collected and/or any Judgment obtained, the Town's costs and expenses (to include, but not be limited to, all recording fees, filing fees, court reporting charges and/or expert witness fees) and its reasonable attorney's fees.