If you need information on assessment or property tax from the city you might have to pay more.
It appears as if the fees to access that information may be increasing. The city’s executive committee voted Wednesday to approve administration’s recommendation that some fees and charges related to taxation and administration, assessment and tax enforcement be increased to support the city’s cost recovery effort.
Many fees are proposed to go up by about five dollars. Fees around tax enforcement look to be taking the biggest jump, up to $55.
The city is estimating the changes could result in an increased recovery of $108,000 in costs.
The report noted property owners, lawyers and mortgage companies are typically the ones asking for these kinds of documents.
The average yearly number of requests for these documents range from just a few for something like a property diagram to several hundred for things registering a tax lien. More than 10,000 requests are made for annual tax notices pertaining to mortgages.
City council will make a final decision Dec. 18.