If you've been delinquent in paying fines to Akron Municipal Court, better pay up by April 1st or that fine will become more expensive .
Akron Municipal Clerk Of Courts Jim Laria explains the process to AkronNews Now.com.
"On April 1st, those cases will be sent to collections, which will add another 30 percent on what is already due," he said.
Laria says the delinquent fines are being turned over to a collection agency because the Court is owed millions in delinquent fines and other fees.
He says this is another way to collect a growing number of delinquent fines.
Jim Laria, Clerk of Courts for Akron Municipal Court District announced that effective April 1, 2013, outstanding fines will be more expensive for delinquent cases involving criminal, traffic and parking offenses in the Akron Municipal Court.
A 30% fee increase will be added to every delinquent case. Akron Municipal Court will begin using
a collection agency to collect past due fines starting April 1, 2013. The increased cost for collections
will be passed on to the defendant per state law. It is each citizen’s responsibility to know when their
payments are due to the Court.
The Court website holds detailed information at courts.ci.akron.oh.us
Jim Laria says, “I encourage all citizens that have any past due fines with the Akron Municipal Court to get
their cases paid by the end of March or they will have an April Fools expense that will not make them happy.”
The Akron Municipal Court District includes the cities of Akron and Fairlawn; villages of Lakemore, Mogadore
and Richfield; and townships of Bath, Richfield and Springfield.