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Garbage Fee Scofflaws Could Lose Property

June 17, 2019

An agency contracted with the city of Scranton to collect delinquent garbage fees says it has an idea that could help the city recoup some money owed to City Hall.

That agency says residents who haven't paid their garbage fees owe Scranton about $7 million.

City officials started a serious discussion about...

The Times-Tribune: Collector of Scranton delinquent trash fees urges sheriff's sales of top 10 scofflaw properties

June 04, 2019

Under the gun on its collections of city delinquent trash fees, Northeast Revenue Service issued a statement defending itself and detailing its work.


In a news release issued late last month, the firm also urges the city to take a more aggressive enforcement step of holding a sheriff’s sale of the 10 largest scofflaw trash-fee bills that have had liens placed on them.

The firm sent a letter May 22 expressing similar sentiments to Mayor Bill Courtright and city council, but has not heard back, principal Sean Shamany said.

May 24, 2019

In the past few weeks, delinquent taxpayers have paid more than $400,000 in arrears to avoid losing their properties in the city’s next annual tax sale.

Many of those payments came after the compilation of a public notice published in the May 17 edition of The Times-Tribune that listed all the delinquent properties in the tax sale, according to collection firm Northeast Revenue Service.

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