Auburn City Council members heard a presentation from Casey Vance, Government Tax Solutions, at Thursday’s meeting on the collection of delinquent property taxes for the city.
Vance told the council that his company fronts the funds to run the ads and send notification by certified mail.
“We only get paid if you collect” Vance said.
It is a two-tier process, he said. First, the owner or lien holder is notified. The parcel is researched and the information is entered into a database. On the 100th day of having the parcel in the database, the city should have payment, Vance said. The company provides legal services to the city.
Accounts of $50 or less is a $26 fee. Accounts of $51 and over is a flat fee of $50.
City administrator Ron Griffith told the council that he is familiar with the company. “They are really good and they walk you through every step,” Griffith said.
No action was taken on the proposal.
The council will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at city hall.
For more information about the Auburn City Council meeting, see the April 23 issue of The Braselton News.