New fine collection scheme
Posted 1 year ago
Fri, Apr 27th, '12 - 8:10 am
Hastings-Quinte has come up with a way to get hold of some of the multi-millions of dollars in outstanding provincial fines.
The outstanding fines at provincial offences court have ballooned past $10m, including the $7m the province down-loaded years ago.
Hastings County treasurer Sue Horwood says Belleville, Quinte West, and the county will put the unpaid fine on the offender’s tax bill. But she says it’s not “money in the bank” since they can’t collect the money until the property is sold or goes to tax arrears.
Horwood says the “pilot project” will get underway in the next month or so.