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Following is some important information on Wisconsin state debt recovery laws including: Wisconsin Statutes, Wisconsin Judgments, Wisconsin Garnishments, Wisconsin Interest Rates, Wisconsin Bad Check Laws and Wisconsin Collection Agency Requirements.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (IN YEARS)
Open Acct.: 6
Written Contract: 6
Domestic Judgment: 20
Foreign Judgment: 20
BAD CHECK LAWS (CIVIL PENALTY)
Amount of check plus actual damages + exemplary damages up to three times value of check. Limited to $300.
GENERAL GARNISHMENT EXEMPTIONS
80% of net pay.
COLLECTION AGENCY BOND & LICENSE
Bond: $15,000 min.
$1000 - Investigation
$200 - Annual
Exemption for out-of-state collectors: Out-of-state agencies do not need to be licensed if  collecting by interstate means (phone, fax, mail); and  collecting for an out-of-state client.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|