Chapter 3.30
DEBT COLLECTION

Sections:

3.30.010    Collection costs recoverable.

3.30.020    Requirement for debt assignment.

3.30.010 Collection costs recoverable.

In all instances where the City assigns to a collection agency for a collection of any debt owed to the City, including but not limited to past due utility charges, fines, assessments, and permit and license fees and charges, the costs involved in the collection of the debt through use of the collection agency are costs that shall be added to and included in the debt to be paid by the debtor. (Ord. 188 § 1, 1997)

3.30.020 Requirement for debt assignment.

No debt may be assigned to a collection agency unless:

(1) There has been an attempt to advise the debtor (a) of the existence of the debt, and (b) that the debt may be assigned to a collection agency for collection if the debt is not paid; and

(2) At least 30 days have elapsed from the time notice was attempted. (Ord. 188 § 1, 1997)