§ 13-05-01 Administration
§ 13-05-01.1 Definitions
§ 13-05-02 Collection agency license required
§ 13-05-02.1 Branch offices
§ 13-05-02.2 Child support collection agencies
§ 13-05-02.3 Entities exempt from licensing requirements
§ 13-05-03 Application for a collection agency license
§ 13-05-04 Application requirements – Fee to accompany application for collection agency license
§ 13-05-04.1 Surety bond required
§ 13-05-04.2 Minimum net worth required
§ 13-05-05 Expiration and renewal of license
§ 13-05-05.1 Change of name or address
§ 13-05-06 Powers of the department of financial institutions
§ 13-05-06.1 Suspension and removal of collection agency officers or employees
§ 13-05-06.2 Investigations and subpoenas
§ 13-05-06.3 Prohibited acts and practices
§ 13-05-06.4 Confidentiality
§ 13-05-06.5 Credit card payment
§ 13-05-07 Manner in which records and funds to be kept by collection agency
§ 13-05-07.1 Response to department requests
§ 13-05-08 Revocation of license – Suspension of license – Surrender of license – Pre-existing contracts
§ 13-05-08.1 Biennial report
§ 13-05-09 Remedies not exclusive
§ 13-05-10 Penalty

Terms Used In North Dakota Code > Chapter 13-05 - Collection Agencies

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute means the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Individual: means a human being. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Partnership: includes a limited liability partnership registered under chapter 45-22. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Person: means an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Rule: includes regulation. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • written: include "typewriting" and "typewritten" and "printing" and "printed" except in the case of signatures and when the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See North Dakota Code 1-01-37
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See North Dakota Code 1-01-33