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CITY OF COATESVILLE HIRES LAW FIRM TO COLLECT DELINQUENT TRASH FEES

The City of Coatesville has hired Portnoff Law Associates Ltd. to collect its delinquent
Solid Waste or trash fees. Portnoff utilizes state law that allows the costs of collection to be imposed upon the delinquent customers creating incentive for them to pay, and reducing the burden of collection costs on the City’s paying customers.
After March 1, 2016, each delinquent property owner will receive a notice advising
him or her of the balance due. Attached to the notice will be a schedule of legal fees that
Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd. will potentially assess against the property, if the property owner
fails to respond to the notice.
Recipients of the notice will be afforded a thirty-day grace period within which to make
payment arrangements. Property owners with large balances will be permitted to enter into
payment arrangements of up to six (6) months and a hardship program allowing longer payment terms will be available to owner occupants experiencing financial difficulties.
After the grace period ends, Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd. will proceed with legal action
on the unresolved accounts. Delinquent property owners who have failed to make payment arrangements or request hardship accommodations will be assessed the legal fees and costs associated with the collection of their accounts.
Property owners who owe delinquent trash fees should contact the City for a balance and