DEARBORN — The 19th District Court announced its 2019 Amnesty Program for all delinquent civil infraction tickets.
Unpaid tickets can accumulate additional default fees, late fees and warrant fees, which increase the original amount of the ticket. This program provides individuals with an opportunity to settle their old court financial obligations and pay the original amount of the ticket. In addition, the program assists the court in clearing up a backlog of files without additional court resources and collection costs.
The court continues to be committed to the efficient and effective collection of outstanding receivables.
“This is a great opportunity for citizens to clear up old tickets, pay their past due fines, avoid possible arrest and take advantage of the court waiving late penalties and fees, thereby saving money,” Chief Judge Gene Hunt said.
It is also an opportunity to pay any outstanding tickets that are due now to avoid the possibility of additional penalties and fees.
To take advantage of this limited time opportunity:
• The program will run June 17 to 28.
• Amnesty applies to those individuals who present themselves at the 19th District Court, 16077 Michigan Ave. The court is open for business from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Included are all payable parking and traffic civil infraction tickets issued within the city.
• Under the program, individuals with arrest warrants for failure to appear in court on a civil infraction will have their outstanding warrant cancelled. These individuals may come to court without the fear of being arrested for their voluntary appearance.
• This is a one-time effort to clear a backlog of cases. Once free from the backlog, the court will continue to move more aggressively to enforce and collect on unpaid tickets, including all penalties and late fees.
• During the period of amnesty, the ticket will be reduced to the original fine plus the $45 driver license clearance fee, if applicable. Upon full payment, the court will notify the Secretary of State to lift the suspension.
• All payments must be cash, certified check, money order or credit card.
For further information, contact the 19th District Court Clerk’s Office at 313-943-2060 and press 1 for the Traffic Division.