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Pueblo city council looks to add collections agency

Municipal court fines exceed $8 million
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Posted at 11:52 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 13:53:55-04

PUEBLO — More than $8 million are outstanding in municipal court fines in Pueblo, and city council wants to enlist additional help in collecting the money.

Currently the city works with a state collection agency known as the Colorado Central Collection Services (CCCS), the city is now looking at bringing on another collection agency, Integral Recoveries Inc. based in Englewood Colorado.

CCCS is responsible for collecting about half of the outstanding fines in the municipal court. With the amount of municipal court fines at $8 million- the other collection agency would be responsible for getting those fines.

According to city council, this contract wouldn't be an additional cost to taxpayers. Instead, Integral Recoveries would be compensated by keeping the collection fees from the fines.

Pueblo has held an agreement with CCCS since 2013, this contract with Integral Recoveries Inc. wouldn't stop that agreement- it would just make CCCS responsible for half of the collections instead of all of them.