BCATO Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law Resolution
The Bucks County Association of Township Officials (BCATO) is requesting support for the its Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law resolution passed at the 2015 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Officials (PSATS) conference.
This resolution supports legislation that would amend the Second Class Township Code and the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law to allow municipalities to impose a late fee and/or penalty interest rate on unpaid sewer, water or refuse bills 45 days after the billing date.
Explanation of Need for Resolution:
Currently, a municipality must wait 90 days before it can impose a penalty or late fee. This causes problems for municipalities that invoice for these services quarterly.