Chapter 3.48


3.48.010    User fee for processing property assessment information.

3.48.020    Check-handling fee.

3.48.030    Collection costs recoverable.

3.48.010 User fee for processing property assessment information.

The director of administration/clerk shall collect the sum of $10.00 for researching and/or reporting property assessment information. The fee shall apply to each and every piece of property researched. The director of administration/clerk may collect the fee or sum of fees at the time of request or may bill, by invoice, the requesting person or company. An invoice becomes delinquent if not collected within 20 days of the mailing date. Delinquent invoices shall be assessed a penalty of one percent per month on the principal amount. (Ord. 414 § 1, 1982).

3.48.020 Check-handling fee.

Whenever a check or draft presented to the city is dishonored by nonacceptance or nonpayment by the drawing bank or institution, the maker will be charged a check-handling fee. Any license or application paid for with such check or draft is invalid, any obligation paid with such check or draft is still outstanding, and any penalties, interest or fees specified in the Gig Harbor Municipal Code, ordinances or resolutions will continue to accrue until the city receives funds for the amount of the check or draft plus the check-handling fee.

The finance director of the city of Gig Harbor, or his/her designee, is hereby authorized and directed to assess said check-handling charge in addition to, and as a part of, the payment or obligation due or made to the city of Gig Harbor for which the dishonored check or draft was issued. (Ord. 738 § 1, 1996).

3.48.030 Collection costs recoverable.

In all instances where the city assigns to a collection agency for a collection of any debt owed to the city, including but not limited to past due utility charges, fines, assessments, and permit and license fees and charges, the costs involved in the collection of the debt through use of the collection agency are costs that shall be added to and included in the debt to be paid by the debtor. (Ord. 770 § 1, 1997).