Sioux Center police partner with treasurer

The Sioux Center Police Department recently established an agreement that allows the Sioux County Treasurer’s Office to collect unpaid parking tickets before the violator may renew their vehicle registration.

SIOUX CENTER—A new agreement is in place to help the Sioux Center Police Department collect overdue parking ticket fees.

The 28E agreement with the police department and the Sioux County Treasurer’s Office, which was recently approved by the Sioux County Board of Supervisors, allows the treasurer’s office to collect any unpaid parking tickets before it will allow a person to renew their vehicle registration.

No parking is allowed 2 a.m.-6 a.m. year round in Sioux Center. A ticket is $20.

City parking tickets that are unpaid within 30 days of the first statement to violators are eligible for a fine.

The list of those who have a fine are sent to the county treasurer’s office, which will accept payment for the delinquent parking tickets.

The county collects $5 per ticket. The remaining balance goes back to the city of Sioux Center.

“It’s just a little thing that can add up and having this agreement in place would provide a good assistance to our department,” Sioux Center police chief Mike Halma told the Sioux Center City Council at its May 10 meeting.

The agreement did not take affect until the supervisors approved the agreement at its May 18 meeting.

“This is one way we can provide a service to and support our county communities,” said county treasurer Dan Zomermaand.

The supervisors approved the same agreement for the treasurer’s office with the city of Ireton at its June 1 meeting.

The treasurer’s office has already had the agreement in place with the cities of Hawarden, Orange City and Rock Valley.