How Long Can A Collection Stay On Your Credit Report

Collections stay for 7 years. Learn how it works, and how to remove them early.

how long can a collection stay on your credit report

Collections will stay on your credit report for 7 years from the Date Of First Delinquency (DOFD). In layman's terms, this is the date of the first missed payment at which the account was never paid again. Once this period ends, they���re removed permanently.

So to recap:

  1. Collection accounts will stay on your report for 7 years
  2. The 7 years begins on the date of the first missed payment at which the account was ���let go���
  3. The account will automatically be deleted at the end of the 7 year period
  4. Once the account is removed due to being on your report for 7 years, it���s permanent

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