Local Debt Recovery Program
Dear Community Leader:
As a leader in your community, you have been entrusted with important responsibilities that include key financial duties for your unit of local government.
As Comptroller of Illinois, perhaps no other official is afforded such a unique perspective as to what difficult days these are for governments at all levels. Every day, I see local governments throughout Illinois forced to choose between raising taxes and fees or slashing budgets and vital services.
In response to these challenges, the State of Illinois has created the Local Debt Recovery Program (LDRP). LDRP offers your local government a unique opportunity to marshal the resources of the Illinois Office of the Comptroller – at no fee to your office–to collect unpaid debt such as parking tickets, water and sewer bills, traffic fines, ordinance violations, and other fines and fees. Most importantly, all funds collected will be set aside in a special fund so that they will not be subject to state payment delays.
Please take a moment to learn about LDRP and how this valuable tool can benefit your citizens. Contact us with questions or comments at (312) 814-2488, or mail to LDRP@mail.ioc.state.il.us.
Judy Baar Topinka
Illinois State Comptroller