Toll Amnesty Program saves drivers millions
Driving is an essential part of keeping many areas of our lives on track, especially as we navigate through the challenges of this pandemic. That's why I'm excited that we are able to continue the Toll Amnesty Program! This program is an initiative we started last month as part of Operation Green Light to help thousands of Lee County drivers get their licenses reinstated.
Within two weeks of being launched, the program saved drivers more than $1.55 million and helped hundreds become eligible to get their licenses back. But there are still 5,800 citizens with overdue toll citations and who are also eligible to collectively save millions. The program is possible through a partnership between the Clerk of Courts, the Honorable Lee County Judges, and the Lee County Government.
If you are one of the 5,800 people holding one or more of the 36,268 unpaid toll citations in Lee County then this message is for you. If your citation was filed with the Clerk prior to Jan. 1, 2020, you can get the fine on each citation reduced to $10. To take advantage of this opportunity, contact the Clerk’s office at 239-533-5000, schedule an appointment, or go to www.leeclerk.org to connect with a representative via TeleClerk, our new video conferencing system.
In addition to the toll fine reduction, all collection, delinquency, and payment plan fees are waived. However, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle’s license reinstatement fee is still required to be paid. Customers who cannot pay their overdue fines in full may be eligible to set up a payment plan.