Frequently Asked Questions, Sacramento, CA | Northern California Collection Service

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Commercial Collection FAQs

Northern California Collection Service in Sacramento, CA strives to educate our clients on the commercial collection industry. Please take the time to read our answers to the most frequently asked questions.

How old should a bill be before I consider placing it for collection?
As a general rule, you should place it if:

  • The bill is 90 days overdue. 
  • You have received returned mail. 
  • Your customer begins stalling.

You increase the likelihood of collection by assigning your debts sooner rather than later.

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Are there any up-front or setup charges when I assign a debt for collection?
There are no up-front charges or setup charges for any case assigned to us.

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What is your fee for collection?
We only charge on a contingency basis. No fee will be charged if a collection has not been made. Our fee schedule is based on a variety of factors, such as balance and age of the debt.

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Will I have to appear in court if a suit is filed on my behalf?
In most cases, a court appearance is not necessary.

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Can I assign a judgment I currently hold against a debtor?
Yes. We specialize in collecting judgments.

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What is the statute of limitations on the age of an outstanding debt?
In most cases, the limitation is 4 years from the last payment or charge. Generally, a judgment will be good for 10 years.

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Can I include the fee paid to you in my collection assignment?
No. The costs of collection are not transferable to the actual debt.

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Do you collect unpaid residential rent?
No, unless the back rent has been reduced to a judgment.

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Do you have any other questions? Call us at 916-929-7811 or send us a message.