San Miguel County has a new tool at its disposal for rural residents who don’t pay their solid waste bills — liens.
This week, the San Miguel County Commission passed an ordinance allowing the county to assess liens on properties in which owners don’t pay their solid waste bills. The ordinance also increases the fine for illegal dumping from $500 to $1,000.
Officials said the county would would consult its attorney before filing any liens to make sure all laws are followed.
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