2013 Public Debt Webinar

To Register: Click HERE or call PSATS at (717) 763-0930.

Webinar Title:

Ethical, Legal and Practical Guidelines for Collecting Public Debt

(Part of PSATS' Learning at Lunch 2013 Webinar Series)

The Governor’s Center for Local Government Services has certified this course for ONE continuing education credit for Municipal Tax Collector Qualification.


Public debt collection must be citizen-friendly and all constituents need to be treated equitably.. The presenters during this 90-minute interactive webinar will outline ethical, legal, and practical steps to recover public delinquent debt.  They will address the biggest enemies your municipality faces in collecting delinquent debt and the mistakes public agencies often make when collecting it. Presenters will cover the general and sometimes overlooked sources of municipal debt.

Participants will learn about the necessary process of imposing liens and how to create a simple, in-house procedure to do so. Understanding why liens are sometimes not sufficient and knowing other tools you can use to collect your delinquencies is important to this process. The presenters will explain how a debt collector works and give an overview of the minimum requirements a municipal debt collector should fulfill.

The presenters will also discuss implications of the PA Right-to-Know law and special considerations for bankruptcy and will provide tips on applying the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act.


  • Michael Simone, MBA/Acc, National Gov’t Accounts Mgr, NCSPlus
  • Michael G Crotty, Esquire, Siana, Bellwoar, and McAndrews, LLP


April 10, 2013


Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Registration Fee (must be paid in advance of Webinar date):

  • PSATS Member* – $30
  • PSATS Non-Member – $40

* To qualify as a PSATS member, the registrant must have paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners, and emergency management associations) or be an associate member. 

Additional Information:

  • Webinar Instructions

To view this webinar, you must have a high-speed Internet connection, a computer with speakers and access to a telephone. Depending on your bandwidth, you may experience sound quality issues. If this is the case, you will need to access the audio portion of the webinar through your phone using a long distance telephone call, the charges for which you will be responsible.

  • Log-In

Log-in information will be emailed to all PAID registrants one day prior to the webinar. Please note that those who have registered more than two days before the day of the webinar and have NOT PAID will not receive a log-in code for the webinar.

  • Cancellation/No-Show Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to cancellations@psats.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced.

To Register: Click HERE or call PSATS at (717) 763-0930.