The City of Carrollton will soon begin cracking down on residents who fail to pay their personal property taxes. Council approved an ordinance Monday night that would allow city officials to collect the unpaid fees. Vehicle stickers will be issued, at no charge, when residents pay their taxes. Administrative Assistant Terry Bell estimates that the city has lost about $50,000 in uncollected taxes over the last five years. Click to hear Bell:
Residents will receive a ticket for an ordinance violation if they do not have a sticker on their vehicle when they are stopped by police. Citations would be voided if a resident resolves their unpaid taxes at City Hall, according to Bell.
The new policy will go into effect when the 2013 tax notices are sent.