I was unaware of the tollway fines, my driver's license address was current, no tollway violations appeared on my credit report and I was issues an I-pass. Suddenly, (6 months after using I-Pass) I received notification from IL Tollway authority that I owed tollway violations on 3 previously owned vehicles! I can pay the missed tolls ($.40 -$80 - fewer than a dozen missed tolls total) but I don't have thousands of dollars.. What are my options
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
The ILL Tollway has its own internal procedure. They have elected to write off these violation debts upon a debtor's filing of Chapter 7. Why does the debtor have to pay the tolls? Because it is a debt to a government entity that is in the nature of tax. Money owed to the government never gets a bankruptcy discharge.
This obligation is generally not discharged unless it is over 3 years old.
Usually most tollway tolls are less than 3 years old. In practically, your IPASS will not be reset until you pay the tolls. Negotiate the deal, get it in writing, pay the tolls and get the reset.
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