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All delinquent accounts placed by the City to a law firm or collection agency for collection shall be assessed a fee on the entire balance due equal to the contingency fee charged by each law firm or collection agency as set forth in the firm or agency's agreement with the City. The balance due prior to the assessment of the collection fee shall be the principal balance due plus any interest, penalties, late fees and charges already incurred under this chapter. The collection fee shall be assessed against all payments made on the delinquent account by the law firm or collection agency after the account has been placed for collection. Court costs shall be added to the balance due as they are incurred but shall not be assessed a collection fee.
(Ord. 24-14. Passed 10-6-2014.)