Toll CollectionsPosted on: March 3, 2020
In the past, we’ve addressed some of the legal debates over red light cameras and who actually has the authority to levy fines, be it the police or a for-profit third party. But when it comes to those who have earned fines on the Florida Turnpike and then avoided paying those fines, a similar issue has now risen up, the question of whether unpaid fines to the state can be sent to collections, legally speaking. And the short answer is yes. If you are not the paying the fines that a state levied against you for violating laws, and you have not made a case in court, arguing the charges, then Florida Statutes allow for official officers to turn these unpaid fines over to a collections agency after 90 days. The Florida Turnpike reported earlier this year that it had in excess of $150 million unpaid tolls over the last two years. And third party collection agencies are indeed joining the conversation very soon.
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