20 Year Old Debt...Is There A Statute Of Limitations?
20 years ago, when I moved from Connecticut to Oregon, I did not realize that I owned the city of New Haven a personal tax fee on an auto of about $1400 (can't remember the exact amount). about 10 years later, I received a call from a collection agency indicating that I owed about $6000 because of penalties and late payments. I called the city of New Haven and asked them about the bill and they said they have turned this over to collections and that I would have to talk with them. We were unable to resolve issue. No payment was ever made, as I did not like the threats, harassment and unwillingness to work with me. After 3 months, no calls. About 5 years later another collection agency called.
They were more abusive. Same results, nothing sent. I have not heard anything from anyone in 5 years. I have kept all paperwork and documented each phone call. My credit scores are in the 800's and my wife's are as well. There is nothing on our credit report.
Is there a statute of limitations of this bill?