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Carroll County to offer relief for federal workers affected by shutdown

Government workers and their supporters hold signs during a protest in Boston on Jan. 11, 2019. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge President Donald Trump to put an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work.
Government workers and their supporters hold signs during a protest in Boston on Jan. 11, 2019. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge President Donald Trump to put an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work. (Michael Dwyer / Associated Press)

Residents of Carroll County who are financially impacted by the federal government shutdown will be allowed to delay payments on certain bills.

“We know we have residents affected by the federal shutdown and want to provide any assistance we can to our citizens during this difficult time,” said Commissioner Stephen Wantz, president of the Board of County Commissioners. “Carroll County has historically worked with its citizens in times of challenge and we will continue to do so.”

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The county promises to work with residents who can show proof of federal employment by developing deferrals and payment plans for water, sewer, real estate and personal property tax bills, according to a Thursday, Jan. 17, release from Carroll County government.

For water, sewer, real estate and personal property taxes, qualified residents can contact the Collections Office at 410-386-2971.

For any other type of debt collections, qualified residents can contact Department of the County Attorney at 410-386-2030.

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