PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Kevin J. Burke, Acting County Attorney

March 10, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Kevin J. Burke, Acting County Attorney

 County Attorney

Topic: 

An Ordinance to Amend 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 Pursuant 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. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

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

Library

Department of Environmental Services

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport