DETROIT — A TV station’s review of public records has found that Detroit is owed more than $82 million in fines and late fees for unpaid parking tickets.
Reporting the figure, WDIV-TV says some of the overdue fines are more than 10 years old and can’t be collected. Some individuals owe the city more than $10,000.
The city is trying to get payments for some of what’s owed. James Canty of Detroit’s parking division says the city is putting holds on driver’s licenses when they come up for renewal, taking motorists who owe money to court and reporting them to credit agencies.
Detroit is trying to get its finances and city services in order as it goes through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.