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.