AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Kevin J. Burke,  Acting County Attorney

February 10, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department: 

 Kevin J. Burke, Acting County Attorney

 County Attorney

Topic: 

A Resolution Directing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing on Proposed  Amendments to Article XIII, Section 8-38 of the Fauquier County Code Relating to Payment of Administrative Fees, Attorney's Fees, and Collection Agency's Fees Imposed Upon Certain Delinquent Taxpayers Pursant to Virginia Code Section 58.1-3958, and Imposition of Administrative Costs for Nuisance Abatement Liens

 

Topic Description:

 The Code of Virginia permits localities to charge an administrative fee on persons with delinquent taxes or other delinquent charges.  The Board has imposed that administrative fee by adopting Section 8-38 of the Code of Fauquier County relating only to the collection of taxes.  This fee has now been increased.  Currently Section 8-38 does not contain a provision to charge the administrative fees for collection of other delinquent charges, nor does it contain provisions to recover collection agency's fees or attorney's fees, or a provision to charge administrative costs for the collection of nuisance abatement liens.   The proposed Ordinance renames Article XIII to Court Costs and Administrative Fees and amends Section 8-38 of the Code of Fauquier County to permit the County to charge administrative fees for collection of delinquent taxes or other delinquent charges consistent with Virginia Code Section 58.1-3958; to provide for the recovery of collection agency's fees or attorney's fees; and to impose administrative costs for the collection of nuisance abatement liens. 

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The Ordinance amendments will result in an increase in the fees collected subsequent to the filing of a warrant or other appropriate legal document but prior to judgment, and a higher fee for taxes or other charges collected subsequent to judgment, allows for partial recovery for attorney's or collection agency's fees, and imposes administrative costs for collection on nuisance abatement liens. 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

County Attorney

Treasurer

Department of Environmental Services

Library

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport