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Ordinance Providing for the Use of a Collection Agency to Collect Unpaid Fines Owed to the City

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Reviewed Date: June 26, 2017

Original Author: 
Hardy, Pat
Date of Material: 
Aug 10, 2010


Subjects:
Fines and court costs--Municipal ordinances
Municipal ordinances

Ordinance Providing for the Use of a Collection Agency to Collect Unpaid Fines Owed to the City

Summary: 
An ordinance of the Town of White Pine, Tennessee providing for the use of a collection agency to collect unpaid fines owed to the city.

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ORDINANCE NO.


AN ORDINANCE of the Town of White Pine, Tennessee providing for the use of a collection agency to collect unpaid fines owed to the Town.

WHEREAS Tennessee Code Annotated, § 40-24-105(d) authorizes municipalities to employ the services of a collection agency to collect unpaid fines; and,

WHEREAS such collection agency shall only collect fines which are more than 60 days overdue; and,

WHEREAS the Town shall have a written contract with the collection agency which shall conform to provisions set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated, § 40-24-105(d);

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN OF WHITE PINE, TENNESSEE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Town is hereby authorized to solicit and use the services of a collection agency to collect unpaid fines.

Section 2. The contract with such collection agency shall be in writing and conform to all provisions set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated, § 40-24-105(d).

Section 3. The contract with such collection agency may also include the collection of unpaid parking fines as provided in Tennessee Code Annotated, § 6-54-513, after notices required by law are mailed to registered vehicle owners.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect 15 days from and after its final passage, the public welfare requiring it.

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