Limerick tax collector seeks higher fees

LIMERICK — Limerick Tax Collector Ryan Wall requested the Board of Supervisors move forward on raising tax certification fees that have been the same for two decades.

“The fee hasn’t been raised since 1994, so this is to account for additional expenses,” Wall said at Tuesday’s board meeting.

Such a change would not affect regular taxes collected but changes what is paid by title companies when tax certification is necessary, such as during the purchase of a home or other refinancing scenarios.

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Wall asked the supervisors to raise the fee from $15 to $35 to put it more in line with surrounding municipalities. Other townships range from $25 to $35 for their fees, he said.

The fee raise would amend the township’s tax code, which requires an advertisement and a public hearing.

All five supervisors voted to move forward with advertising and scheduling a hearing.

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