Some new fees may be coming to the county Treasurer's office.
Treasurer Dennis Munksgard laid out new fees for the treasurer's office and the tax claim office that will be written into a resolution and voted on during next week's Warren County Commissioners' meeting.
The resolution will increase the fees for entry of claim and satisfaction of claim for taxing bodies within the country from $15 to $45, Munksgard said.
Other counties across the state are charging $15 per taxing body, including the school district, the county and either the city, borough or township, he said.
"Delinquent real estate tax certification letter has never been collected by Warren County," Munksgard said. "The real estate tax law says I can charge $5."
Other counties also charge the $5 fee and if they have to mail or fax the letter they charge $6 with further costs for expedited service, he said.
Further fees that have not been collected include 25 cents a page for photocopies at the treasurer's office. "Those have not been charged," Munksgard said.
A $20 fee for non-sufficient fund checks that are returned will be instituted with an additional $30 charge if certified letters are ignored and the police have to begin the collection process.
Commissioner John Bortz asked Munksgard if he had checked the fees with any state agencies, such as the state treasurer.
"To be honest with you, as I talked with other treasurers or tax claim directors, they are astounded that these are not being charged," Munksgard said.