Knowledgebase-Overdue Parking Violations Notice Letter and Statute

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Title:Overdue Parking Violations Notice Letter and Statute
Summary:MTAS was asked about the procedure for turning over unpaid parking tickets to a collection agency.
Original Author:Beyke, Karen
Product Create Date:12/07/2011
Last Reviewed on::06/26/2017
Subject:Fines and court costs; Parking--Laws and regulations; Motor vehicles--Laws and regulations
Original Document: Overdue Fine Notice Parking Violation.pdfParking collections statute.pdf

Reference Documents: Overdue Fine Notice Parking Violation.docxParking collections statute.docx

Text of Document: 6-54-513. Notice to owner of motor vehicle before forwarding unpaid parking tickets to collection agency. —

A municipality shall have no authority to forward to a collection agency unpaid parking tickets for collection without notifying the owner of record of the motor vehicle for which the parking ticket was issued. The notification shall be sent by postal mail to the owner of record of such motor vehicle that such action will occur unless the owner pays the unpaid tickets within thirty (30) days from the date the letter is mailed to the owner. The municipality shall also include in the notification a statement that, if the ticket is forwarded to a collection agency for collection, the agency may notify the credit bureau or credit agency of such fact, which could affect the owner's credit rating.

[Acts 2009, ch. 577, 1.]