Fail to pay a ticket from the RDCK and you will now be sent to a collection agency after 90 days.

RDCK tries collection agency

Delinquent tickets issued by the regional district’s bylaw enforcement officer will now be sent to a collection agency after 90 days.

Delinquent tickets issued by the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s bylaw enforcement officer will now be sent to a collection agency if unpaid after 90 days.

Previously, the RDCK’s main recourse was to keep sending invoices. A staff report notes: “This works in some circumstances, but in others this lack of consequence encourages non-payment.”

The board has agreed to contract with a collection agency on a one-year trial. The company will keep half of whatever money it recovers.

Tickets that still aren’t paid can be pursued through the courts.

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