Extends Suspension of Late Fees and Penalties for
Solid Waste Billings
County, WA, September 8, 2020 – This afternoon, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners
unanimously approved a resolution extending the suspension of late fees,
penalties and interest on unpaid charges for both solid waste
and sewer billings. The suspension will be in effect through the end of 2020.
Services Director Kevin Cooke made the recommendation to the BoCC, citing the
hardships confronting some county residents as a result of the COVID-19
pandemic. “Many of the families and business we serve are in the midst of a
financial crisis because of unemployment or lost business. This is an opportunity
to support the community by easing that burden,” Cooke said.
an average month, prior to the start of the suspension in March, the department
assessed approximately $55,000 in late fees and penalties. The additional
four-month suspension therefore represents a reduction in billings of up to
$220,000 for the county.
more information about Environmental Services, go to www.spokanecounty.org/es