The City endeavors to make payment as rapidly as possible after an agreement is signed. In every case, we will try to make payment before the contractor has to enter upon your property. Typically, you can expect to receive your check six to eight weeks after City Council approves the transaction. However, if your parcel needs to be sent to a closing attorney it may take longer, due to lender releases, liens, etc. The real estate representative will explain this to you in greater detail. The sooner a settlement is reached and all the necessary documents executed, the sooner the transaction can be processed and full payment made.