A recent review by the City of Eugene revealed a significant backlog of unpaid parking citations. The City has a fiscal responsibility to try to collect these fines before it can write it off the debt.
A typical parking citation, for parking over a time limit, is $12-$16. If it is not paid within 30 days, Municipal Court will send a letter to the vehicle owner and the fine will double. If a fine is not paid within 120 days it can be referred to a collection agency.
If you received a notice: Payments and documentation should be sent to Lineberger, Goggan Blair and Sampson. They can be reached at 1-877-251-1658.
If you were not the owner of the vehicle at the time the citation was issued: The citation can be resolved by providing a copy of the bill of sale, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) records of transfer of ownership, or insurance records that show the vehicle was dropped from an insurance policy. The DMV can be reached at 503-945-5400.
Parking tickets will NOT be turned over to the credit bureau. Vehicles with outstanding parking fines could be subject to booting. Collection/enforcement activity may continue until full payment is received or resolution is reached.