Maintenance Corporations Billing
New Castle County Executive Meyer to support emergency tax relief ordinances for residents
On March 31, 2020, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced that he will support a slate of emergency ordinances that will help ease the financial burden on New Castle County residents through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Meyer will also waive certain fines and fees through County Executive administrative powers. The emergency ordinance is expected to go into effect immediately.
“We’re all searching ways to do our part,” said County Executive Meyer. “I am happy to support these emergency ordinances as well as enact the executive orders to help some of our taxpayers in a challenging time.”
The fines and fees suspended through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic enacted by the emergency ordinances include:
- Suspension of monthly penalty charges on unpaid sewer fees for residential accounts only
- Waiving returned check fees
- Waiving any library fines and fees
- Suspending collections of county accommodations tax
- Waiving any fees for building permits for signs
“I am happy we could come together and offer New Castle County residents this little bit of relief during this difficult time,” said District 11 County Councilman David Tackett. “I look forward to working with my Council colleagues and County Executive Meyer to find other ways we can help unburden our citizens in this time of uncertainty.”
The County Executive, through executive order, will waive the following taxes and fees:
- Waiving Maintenance Corporation Billing Service fees
- Waive credit card fees for all tax and sewer payments made for so long as the state emergency declaration is in place
The executive order will also suspend Sheriff sales for so long as the state emergency declaration is in place.
New Castle County currently has a program in which the county sends annual bills and processes payments on behalf of some maintenance corporations (MC) for the MC dues or assessments that residents of the subdivision are required to pay. This program is open to all maintenance corporations in New Castle County. This program is not for civic associations, condominium associations, etc. It is for maintenance corporations only.