Real Estate Tax Clerk:
Municipality of Norristown
235 E. Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-270-0426
Fax: 610-270-0445

For Delinquent Real Estate Taxes:
Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau
One Montgomery Plaza
Suite 600
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-278-1216
Fax: 610-994-2881

NOTICE:  DELINQUENT TRASH COLLECTION - INFORMATION REGARDING PAST DUE ACCOUNTS

 

The Municipality of Norristown has engaged Portnoff Law Associates, LTD (PLA) to collect unpaid trash fees.  Residential property owners of single family homes or multi-family homes with four units or less are charged a fee for trash and recycling services on the annual real estate tax bill.  Residential properties with unpaid trash fees are subject to lien.  PLA is making collection efforts on behalf of the Municipality for the unpaid trash fees and property owners may receive written communication from PLA in this regard.

Unless you notify PLA within thirty (30) days of your receipt of this letter that you dispute the validity of all or any portion of this debt, PLA will assume the debt to be valid. If you notify PLA in writing within thirty (30) days of your receipt of this letter that you dispute all or any portion of this debt, PLA will obtain verification of the debt and a copy of such verification will be mailed to you by PLA.

Contact and Payment Information and Options

Contact PLA:

Website:        www.portnoffonline.com

Email:           PropertyOwner@portnoffonline.com        

Telephone:   (866) 211-9466 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday)

Electronic Payment:            

You can make an electronic payment on PLA’s website at any time.  

Balance Inquiry:                  

You can look up your outstanding balance and print out a receipt of payment on PLA’s website at any time. To access, you will need to enter your County (Montgomery County), your tax parcel number and your PLA file number.

Payment Plans:                    

To request a payment plan, contact PLA by email or telephoned

Hardship Programs are avilable, but you must reside at and own the property.  Commmercial and/or income-producing properties do not qualify for hardship consideration.

Fee Schedule

 

ACTION

COLLECTION FEES

Prepare and Provide Notice Pursuant to 53 PS §7106

$40.00 plus postage charges

Bookkeeping fee for Payment Plan up to three months

$25.00

Bookkeeping fee for Payment Plan longer than three months

$50.00

Handling fee for returned check

$25.00

Handling fee to issue refund check

$15.00

ACTION

ATTORNEY FEES

Initial review and sending first demand letter

$100.00

File Lien and mail second demand letter

$250.00

Prepare Writ of Scire Facias

$250.00

Obtain Re-Issued Writ

$30.00

Prepare and mail letter under Pa. R.C.P. §237.1

$30.00

Prepare Motion for Alternate Service

$175.00

Prepare Default Judgment

$175.00

Prepare Writ of Execution

$800.00

Attendance at Sale; Review Schedule of Distribution and Resolve Distribution Issues

$400.00

Continue Sheriff’s Sale

$50.00

Petition to Assess Damages

$50.00

Petition for Free and Clear Sale

$400.00

Prepare Bankruptcy Proof of Claim

$100.00

Services not covered above

At an hourly rate between

$60.00-$225.00 per hour

 

There may also be added to a delinquent account the costs, expenses and fees incurred in collection such as, but not limited to, postage, title searches, court fees and sheriff fees.  Additionally, should a lien be filed, interest in accordance with 53 P.S. § 7143 of the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Act will begin to accrue on the date of the filing of the lien and will continue to accrue on a daily basis, increasing the amount of the balance due.

 

The collection fees and the attorney fees listed above will be assessed only if the corresponding action is performed.

 

Municipality of Norristown

 

 

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Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

info@norristown.org


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Norristown Council Meeting held on June 5, 2018
Norristown Council Meeting held on May 1, 2018
Keep Norristown Beautiful Clean Up Day
Invitation to Small Business Workshop on April 10th


Members of Council celebrated the Grand Opening of Timshel Coffee. They are located downtown at 104 E Main Street.
From the gallery Municipal Council and Staff 2017


Councilwoman Valerie Cooper with Dan Drake, Vice President, at the Mercy LIFE Norristown Groundbreaking
From the gallery Municipal Council and Staff 2017


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