What is a refuse lien?

A refuse lien is the amount of delinquent trash service fees, plus additional processing and administrative fees from the City, County, and Trash Company that are attached to the property owners’ property taxes.

If the trash company has been unsuccessful in collecting past due trash collection fees from a property owner, they will assign the account to the City for collection.

If this occurs, the City will mail the property owner a Notice of Past Due Charges. The Notice contains the date of a Special City Council Lien Hearing to hear any objection or protests of the property owners listed in the delinquent account report submitted by the trash company.

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1. What is a refuse lien?
2. Who has authority to attach a refuse lien on a property?
3. How is a refuse lien removed from my property?