TUSCALOOSA OKS NEW DEBT COLLECTION METHODS

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If you owe an outstanding debt to the City Of Tuscaloosa, prepare to have that payment intercepted.

Currently, the city uses municipal collections of America to collect outstanding debt from red light camera tickets.

Tuesday, the city added water accounts and unpaid parking tickets.

The city also added an intercept program, meaning the city can collect part of your Alabama tax refund to pay for unpaid parking tickets, water bills and red light camera tickets.

“As the program grows, we expect between 65 to 70 percent of those submitted to the municipal intercept program to be collected successfully,”  said Deputy City Attorney Jimbo Woodson.

City officials said there are many students who graduate, then leave Tuscaloosa with outstanding debt.

Woodson said he believes the new program is a better way for the city gets what’s owed to them.

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