Went to the tax collectorsbecause i sold my car so the buyer metme at tax collectors at that time i had to paythe 70$lost title fee so i could sell the car well i signed a paper and so did the buyer to transfer the car to there name and i said to the buyer my luck i willfindthe title now that i had to get another one and the clerk says if u find the title today and come back with the title you can get your momey back for the lost title fee so i said really she says yes i go home and rip the house apart again and guess what i find title so anyways i go back to tax collecters get a number my number has the time on it its like 4:09 pm they close @5 i get called back after a 50 minute wait and i asked to gp to the same lady and the new clerk says shes problay with a customer so i explain what the clerk told me earlier about bringing the title back before 5 and they refuse to give me back my money said they had to have reciept so i say she never mentioned anything about a reciept she said just bring back the title so by this time the clerk eho was helping me had went and explained to someone else now there are two clreks saying that lady never told me that i could have my money back
I agree with my colleague, as this is a state issue and considering the sovereign immunity the state enjoys you may have to first afford the state an opportunity to investigate. The effort as such may not be worth the notice and 180 day period for the state to investigate the charge prior to filling an action over the $70.00. Thereafter, and if the state does not accept liability, you will have to initiate an action in Court for $70.00. It will cost you more to file the case alone then what you could recover, and that does not include attorney fees and ongoing costs of litigation, if incurred up through trial. Finally, I think you will have a very hard time finding an attorney who would take this case on a contingency to litigate over $70.00 for a portion of that money, so you may ultimately spend thousands of dollars to collect $70.00 by paying an attorney hourly. Obviously, it is impractical.
As my colleague stated, this is the tax collector, and an elected official. I think you should bring this issue up with a supervisor and if that does not rectify the issue perhaps sending a letter to the tax collector might bare a fruitful result.
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