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§ 145A07. Payment of assessments in installments

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 145A. Assessments for Public Improvements (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 145A07
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 39507-A
§ 145A07. Payment of assessments in installments
(a) Authorization.--An ordinance providing for a public improvement, the expense of which is to be defrayed by an assessment against properties benefited by the public improvement, may authorize payment of the assessment in installments. The ordinance shall:
(1) Set a time when the installment payments shall commence.
(2) Specify the length of time over which the installments may be extended. The period during which installments may be paid shall not exceed the lesser of 10 years or the number of years equal to the period of maturity of the bonds issued to fund the public improvement.
(3) Specify whether payments are to be made by equal annual or more frequent installments.
(b) Interest rate.--The ordinance shall set forth the rate of interest for the installments, which shall not be more than 10% per year unless a bond is issued for the improvement, in which case the maximum interest rate on the installment payments shall be in accordance with section 9 of the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law.1
(c) Written agreement.--The city shall enter into a written installment agreement with each property owner that will pay the assessment in installments, subject to the requirements of the ordinance pertaining to the agreements and this chapter.
(d) Installments not paid.--If any of the installments remain unpaid for 60 days after the installments have become due and payable:
(1) The entire unpaid assessment, plus unpaid accrued interest and any costs, shall be due and payable.
(2) The city may proceed to collect the installments by filing a lien in the same manner as municipal claims are filed under the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law2 or by instituting a civil action.
(e) Advance payments.--Any property owner upon whom an assessment has been made may pay all or as many of the installments before they are due, with interest and costs, on or before the due date of the next installment.


2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].


53 P.S. § 7143.
53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 145A07, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 145A07
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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