Your unpaid Peoria parking ticket might come back to haunt you.
The City will begin collecting $1.9 million of unpaid parking tickets with the help of the state under the Local Debt Recovery Program.
“We need an extra heavy hammer during these difficult budget issues which council faces on a daily basis,” says Peoria City Treasurer Patrick Nichting.
More than 40 percent of the unpaid tickets are from out of state. Each ticket will cost you about 84 dollars and the money can be drawn from state tax refund, lottery winning, and retirement or payroll checks.
Anyone who owes money from an outstanding ticket will receive a letter beforehand. You will have 60 days to protest the ticket.
Anyone with questions may contact the treasurer at 309-494-8545.