City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 4-2018, 19, passed 6-25-2018]
This article shall be known as the "Municipal Claim and Tax Collection Ordinance."
[Ord. No. 4-2018, 19, passed 6-25-2018]
Hereinafter, for every delinquent claim, charge, tax, assessment, levy or obligation owed to the City of Lebanon, there shall be added to such claim, charge, tax, assessment, levy or obligation such attorneys' fees, charges, and expenses incurred in the collection process subsequent to proper notification to taxpayers of the intent to impose attorneys' 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.
[Ord. No. 4-2018, 19, passed 6-25-2018]
Such fees shall be reasonable, and the same are hereby established in a fee rate as attached hereto and made a part hereof as Schedule A. Said schedule of fees is hereby deemed to be reasonable, fair and necessary in order to allow the City to collect such sums due it. This schedule may be amended by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 4-2018, 19, passed 6-25-2018]
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. Such sums collected pursuant to this article shall be in addition to any claim, penalty, interest, costs or fees already part of the delinquent account or assessment.
[Ord. No. 4-2018, 19, passed 6-25-2018]
Attorneys' fees incurred to the extent set forth on Schedule A shall be added to all unpaid municipal 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 collector shall first give the ratepayer such notice as required by law. The collector or other collector shall so notify the ratepayer by sending such notice to the property owner'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."
[Ord. No. 4-2018, 19, passed 6-25-2018]
(a) 
Any ordinance or part of an ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this article be and the same is hereby repealed to the extent of conflict.
(b) 
If any portion of this article or schedule is deemed to be illegal or unconstitutional, then it is the intent of Council that it would have enacted the balance of this article and schedule irrespective of said invalid portion.