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File #: 2021-1940    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Enactment date: 10/12/2021 Enactment #: 37
Effective date: 10/14/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending the fee sections of the City Code at multiple locations to reflect current practices, and to bring those sections into compliance with Chapter 170: Fees.
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith
Attachments: 1. Summary 2021-1940
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Ordinance amending the fee sections of the City Code at multiple locations to reflect current practices, and to bring those sections into compliance with Chapter 170: Fees.

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Whereas, Council passed Chapter 170, which requires an annual fee book to be voted on by Council as part of the budget process, and

Whereas, Council did not remove the other sections of the Code that authorized the various directors to set the fees themselves, and

Whereas, court cases have eliminated the ability of the City to simply increase the fees by 3% or by inflation annually, yet references to the ability to do those annual increases still appear in the Code, and

Whereas, some services are no longer provided by the City of Pittsburgh, and references to charging fees for those services should be removed from the Code, and

Whereas, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh desires to clean up the City Code, and ensure that all fees are annually approved by Council,


The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:


Section 1. The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, Chapter 170: Fees, as follows:

CHAPTER 170: - FEES

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? 170.01 - FEE DETERMINATION AND COLLECTION.
(a) Authority to establish. The City Clerk and directors of all City departments are authorized to establish a schedule of fees for the use of city-owned or operated facilities or vehicles; for the furnishing or identification passes and copies of records, maps, drawings, plans, reports and any other similar materials; and for any other services furnished by any department for the benefit of any private individual or entity.
(b) Determination of fees. The fees shall be commensurate with the cost of rendering the service in the opinion of the City Clerk or Director and may be adjusted from time to time at his or her discretion.
(1) Exempt agencies. No charge shall be made for furnishing copies of records to agencies of ...

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