Sec. 16.3-6. Billing, payment and penalities.
(a) The utility fee is to be paid by the owner or occupant of each lot or parcel subject to the utility fee. All properties, except as stated in Sec. 16.3-5, shall be rendered bills or statements for stormwater services. Such bills or statements shall be combined with sewer and water bills levied pursuant to chapters 34 and 39 of the City of Lynchburg Code. For properties which do not receive a water or sewer bill a separate bill for stormwater services will be issued.
(b) All payments received shall first be credited to stormwater charges, and then to the sewer charges and finally to the water charges.
(c) If any such stormwater bill is not paid within five (5) days after due date, it shall be declared delinquent and shall be subject to a penalty of five (5) percent of the amount of the bill. The penalty shall be added to the unpaid bill or subsequent bills.
(d) Whenever the city utilizes the services of an attorney or a collection agency to collect any delinquent fees, rents or charges for the use and services of the city's stormwater system, reasonable attorney's fees or collection agency's fees shall be added to the delinquent bill. The attorney's fees or collection agency's fees shall not exceed twenty (20) percent of the delinquent bill and may be recovered by the city by action at law or suit in equity. Attorney's fees shall be added only if such delinquency is collected by action at law or suit in equity. (Ord. of 12-13-2011, Ord. No. O-11-138; Ord. No. O-12-040, 4-24-12, eff. 7-1-12)
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