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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Original Author: Beyke, Karen
Date of Material: 12/07/2011

Fines and court costs
Parking--Laws and regulations
Motor vehicles--Laws and regulations

Overdue Parking Violations Notice Letter and Statute

Reviewed Date: 07/28/2021
MTAS was asked about the procedure for turning over unpaid parking tickets to a collection agency.

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.]

Main Document(s):
file Overdue Fine Notice Parking Violation.pdf
file Parking collections statute.pdf
Reference Document(s):
file Overdue Fine Notice Parking Violation.docx
file Parking collections statute.docx