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File #: 15-0504    Version: 0 Name: Collection of Taxes, Fees, etc. - Warning of Lien and Potential Foreclosure
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 3/23/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/25/2015
Enactment #: 15-411
Title: Collection of Taxes, Fees, etc. - Warning of Lien and Potential Foreclosure FOR the purpose of requiring certain City bills, invoices, and other statements to contain a warning of the potential consequences of a failure to pay.
Sponsors: Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, Eric T. Costello, Robert Curran, President Young, Sharon Green Middleton, Brandon M. Scott, Helen L. Holton, Bill Henry, Edward Reisinger, Mary Pat Clarke, William "Pete" Welch
Indexes: Collection, Fees, Foreclosure, Liens, Tax, Warning
Attachments: 1. 15-0504~1st Reader, 2. Environmental Control Board 15-0504, 3. City Solicitor 15-0504, 4. DPW 15-0504, 5. Finance 15-0504, 6. DOT 15-0504, 7. HCD 15-0504, 8. 2nd Reader Amendments 15-0504, 9. 15-0504~3rd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/19/20150 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20150 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20150 City Council Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20150 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/20150 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/20150 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Public Works  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20150 City Council President Refer to Environmental Control Board  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20150 City Council President Refer to Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20150 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/20150 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/20150 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
EXPLANATION: CAPITALS indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes

A BILL ENTITLED

AN ORDINANCE concerning
title
Collection of Taxes, Fees, etc. - Warning of Lien and Potential Foreclosure
FOR the purpose of requiring certain City bills, invoices, and other statements to contain a warning of the potential consequences of a failure to pay.
body

BY adding
Article 28 - Taxes
Section(s) 4-4
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

SECTION 1. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 28. Taxes

Subtitle 4. Collections

? 4-4. WARNING OF LIEN AND POTENTIAL FORECLOSURE.

(A) SCOPE OF SECTION.

THIS SECTION APPLIES TO EVERY BILL, INVOICE, OR OTHER STATEMENT ISSUED BY OR FOR THE CITY TO COLLECT A TAX, FEE, OR OTHER CHARGE THAT, BY OPERATION OF LAW, CONSTITUTES A LIEN ON REAL PROPERTY.

(B) WARNING REQUIRED.

EACH BILL, INVOICE, OR OTHER STATEMENT TO WHICH THIS SECTION APPLIES SHALL CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING WARNING, PROMINENTLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED IN BOLD FACE TYPE:


?WARNING: THESE CHARGES ARE A LIEN ON THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED. FAILURE TO TIMELY PAY THESE CHARGES CAN LEAD TO FORECLOSURE OF THE LIEN AND THE SALE AT AUCTION OF YOUR PROPERTY.?

SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, That the catchlines contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this or...

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