Operation Green Light gives motorists a chance to pay unpaid court fines and fees, and get back onto the road, at a reduced price.
The event is happening in Pasco County from Nov. 18 through Nov. 20.
By paying their fines during this window of opportunity, drivers can save big on collections, penalties, and interest, according to a news release from the office of Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller Nikki Alvarez-Sowles.
“This is an important moment for drivers who have seen their licenses suspended over unpaid court obligations,” Alvarez-Sowles said, in the release. “So much of our modern lives depends on having reliable transportation, and for most of us, that means being able to drive.
“During Operation Green Light, penalties, interest, and collections fees that have been piling up can, in many cases, be waived. For those who can’t pay their obligations in total, we offer payment plans that allow driving privileges to be restored, too.”
There are three ways to participate: in person, phone, online.
Deputy Clerks will be available at both courthouses – the Robert Sumner Judicial Center (Dade City) and the West Pasco Judicial Center (New Port Richey) – during business hours, which are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for in-person assistance.
Sidelined motorists can skip the trip and get squared away by telephone: (352) 521-4542, Option 1; or (727) 847-8031, Option 2, between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
And, anytime during the three-day event, access will be offered to a special Operation Green Light web page: https://www.pascoclerk.com/856/Operation-Green-Light.
Those with licenses suspended over failure to pay child support, DUI, failure to complete a driver’s course ordered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), traffic-related felony, or deemed by FLHSMV as a habitual traffic offender may not be eligible to participate, according to the release.
Drivers wanting to get a grasp on the financial obligations pending against their license may check their status here: https://services.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/.
Published November 18, 2020
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