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The MDTA is an independent State agency that finances, owns, operates and maintains the State's eight toll facilities. In their Terms and Conditions, fee disputes must be made within 120 days from the date the transaction posted to your account. Here is a link to the Terms and Conditions. That being said, if the account was sent to collections, the dispute would need to be made with the Consumer Collections Unit. The Consumer Collections Unit offers payment arrangements as well. $17K is so far off from the $700 that you said that you actually owe. There must be some mistake. If you dispute the charges with the Consumer Collection Unit, they should be able to get to the bottom of this. If they find there was an error, I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to settle the debt to something reasonable, especially in light of the fact that most of this amount is fees, rather than actual tolls. I hope this helps.
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