Will unpaid Illinois traffic camera fines be reported to credit bureaus?
March 8, 2012 12:55 PM Subscribe
What happens with unpaid traffic camera tickets issued by Harwood Heights, Illinois?
posted by dvrcthewrld to Law & Government (12 answers total)
Someone was driving my vehicle and received a red light violation from Harwood Heights. I may try contesting it, but that is probably futile. If I do not pay the exorbitant fine, what will happen?
I live out-of-state, and the car is registered where I live. Ultimately, I am concerned about two things: 1- collections reporting the unpaid fine to credit report agencies / credit bureaus, and 2- problems if I choose to move to Illinois in the future.
As I understand it, reporting to credit bureaus for camera ticket fines is forbidden in some states. Is Illinois one of those states?
NOTE: I am not advocating for or suggesting illegal activity or dismissing of all traffic camera tickets. If I was truly at fault, I wouldn't bother asking this question.
Please only address my questions.