- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Multnomah County will be issuing $4 checks to thousands of residents after overcharging them for filing fees.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2eMqX65 ) that the county said Monday it had incorrectly charged residents, property owners and businesses for certain filings between July 28 and Oct. 17.

The county commission had decreased the filing fee from $10 to $6, but the change wasn’t reflected in the recording office computer system until an employee noticed the discrepancy last week.

About 30,000 documents were mistakenly charged with the higher fee.

The county is reaching out to the parties eligible for a refund.

County spokesman Mike Pullen says title companies that filed documents during the affected period and passed filing costs on to property owners will be responsible for refunding their customers.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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