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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Municipal Law for Iowa on
Q: So my city council has an ordinance stating everyone has to have garbage service. My question is in several parts.

Is it legal for them to put my bill on my property taxes but continue to bill me for it without starting over? And if it is then is it legal for them to keep adding it to my taxes. Like lets say the first bill is 3 months late and its 300 dollars.they add that to my property taxes. Then three... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

Municipalities often have the authority to enforce ordinances requiring residents to maintain garbage service, and they can implement various measures to ensure compliance, including billing methods. The practice of adding unpaid garbage service bills to property taxes is a common approach used by... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Iowa on
Q: What do you do if a neighbor applies chemicals to your property after you have told him not to
Harley C. Erbe
Harley C. Erbe
answered on Feb 17, 2017

It depends upon the damage to your property and whether it's worth pursuing a legal claim. More information is needed.

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