CERTAIN TOWNS SEWER FEE COLLECTIONS (New)

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 733 (Local) Filed Monday, April 25, 2016
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PROCTORVILLE TO ATTACH PERSONAL PROPERTY, GARNISH WAGES, AND PLACE LIENS ON CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TO COLLECT UNPAID FEES FOR SEWER SERVICES.
Intro. by Smith.

Status: Re-ref Com On Finance (House Action) (Jun 15 2016)

SOG comments (1):

Change Long Title

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed long title.  Long title was AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PROCTORVILLE TO ATTACH PERSONAL PROPERTY, GARNISH WAGES, AND PLACE LIENS ON CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TO COLLECT UNPAID FEES FOR SEWER SERVICES.

S 733

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 15 2016 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes the previous provisions and now provides as follows.

    Changes the long title to AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWNS OF LA GRANGE, FAIRMONT, AND PROCTORVILLE TO BILL AND COLLECT FEES FOR SEWER SERVICES AS PROPERTY TAXES.

    Changes the short title.

    Current subsection (a1) of GS 160A-314 allows a city to establish and revise from time to time schedules of rents, rates, fees, charges, and penalties for the use of or the services furnished by any public enterprise. Current subdivision (4) authorizes a city to adopt an ordinance providing that a fee imposed under subsection (a1) may be billed as property taxes, made payable in the same manner as property taxes, and collected in any manner in which delinquent personal and real property taxes may be collected. Further, the statute allows delinquent fees to place a lien on the real property described on the bill that includes the fee if the ordinance states that delinquent fees can be collected in the same manner as delinquent real property taxes. This act adds the Towns of Fairmont, La Grange, and Proctorville to the cities and towns specifically authorized to act pursuant to subdivision (4) of GS 160A-314(a1).


  • Summary date: Apr 25 2016 - More information

    Amends SL 1913-369, the Charter of the Town of Proctorville, to allow the Town to collect a fee charged for sewer services that is unpaid for at least 90 days, in any manner by which delinquent personal or real property taxes can be collected. Specifies that if the delinquent fees are collected in the same manner as delinquent real property taxes, the fees are a lien on the property owned by the person contracting with the Town for the service. Includes provisions governing the duration of the lien, requirements for placing the lien, and an appeals process. Requires that the lien be filed after 90 days of the date of the failure to pay for the service or availability fees and within 180 days of the date of the failure to pay for the service or fees. 


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