46-17-303. Deposit of fines. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), all fines imposed and collected by a city court must be paid to the treasurer of the county, city, or town, as the case may be, within 30 days of receipt. The city judge shall file a copy of any receipt given for a collected fine with the county, city, or town clerk, as the case may be.
(2) (a) If a final judgment is entered for a fine and the fine is immediately due, the city court may contract with a private person or entity for the collection of the fine.
(b) In the event that a private person or entity is retained to collect a fine, the city court is authorized to assign the judgment for the fine to the private person or entity and the private person or entity may, as an assignee, institute suit or other lawful collection procedure in its own name.
(c) The city court, after deducting the charges provided for in 46-18-236, is authorized to pay to the private person or entity a reasonable fee for collecting the fine.
History: En. 95-2008 by Sec. 1, Ch. 196, L. 1967; R.C.M. 1947, 95-2008(part); amd. Sec. 29, Ch. 557, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 63, L. 1999.