One Day Only – Save 27% On Past Due Traffic Tickets, Court Costs, Fines, Fees

March 31, 2015

If you have unpaid traffic tickets, court costs, fines, or fees, Pam Childers, the Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, is giving you a break by putting the brakes on collection fees – for one day only.

The Clerk’s office is offering convenient Saturday hours and opening to the public for “Operation Green Light” on April 18.  This special program allows anyone with unpaid traffic tickets, or misdemeanor or felony court costs, fines, or fees to make payment in full without paying the 27 percent collections surcharge.  You will also be able to restore your driving privileges which may have been suspended for non-payment once all outstanding traffic tickets, court costs, fines, and fees are paid.

There are thousands of people in Escambia County who have unpaid traffic tickets, court costs, fines, and fees.  As a result, many are driving with suspended licenses.  Operation Green Light is a chance for people to pay their traffic tickets, court costs, fines, and fees without paying the 27 percent collections surcharge and restore their driving privileges.  By opening on a Saturday, we’re making it convenient for those who need it.

Late fees will not be waived, but anyone paying traffic tickets, court costs, fines, and fees during Operation Green Light won’t have to pay collections surcharges.  That’s a savings of $55.62 on a $206 ticket.

Operation Green Light is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the main courthouse at:  M. C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 West Government Street, Pensacola.

Payments in full will be accepted by cash, personal or cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.


9 Responses to “One Day Only – Save 27% On Past Due Traffic Tickets, Court Costs, Fines, Fees”

  1. john on April 2nd, 2015 6:33 am

    This is why public whipping should be considered, because you have a small percentage of thugs that are going to do what they want and not pay their debt cause problems and be a menace to society. I say identify them then go after them with a heavy hand make them an example.

  2. Lisa Fuller on April 1st, 2015 7:16 pm

    “Felonies for non violent crimes fill our prisons at taxpayer expense…” So are you suggesting people who commit non violent felonies should not go to prison? How then, should they be punished? Maybe they should pay a fine. No, wait, you suggest all offenders are poverty stricken victims of the system. From that I infer you think people shouldn’t have any negative consequences for breaking the law. Now that’s a broken system.

  3. grandlocust on April 1st, 2015 1:43 pm

    Sorry Lisa, when folks are running government with almost 25% of revenues from traffic citations, it has nothing or very little to do with safety, but everything to do with a systematic exploitation of people in poverty to maintain huge budgets in the criminal justice system. Felonies for non violent crime fill our prisons at taxpayer expense while making tidy profits for private prison owners and the legislators who take their contributions. Our system is broken and this fire sale discount is just an indicator how pervasive this injustice has become. The tail is wagging the dog Lisa.

  4. Don on April 1st, 2015 9:13 am

    Why such an odd amount 27 %?

  5. Lisa Fuller on April 1st, 2015 7:51 am

    Grandlocust: If you can’t afford the fine for a felony or even a speeding ticket just don’t do those things. Take some personal responsibility for your actions. Don’t break the law then try to plead poverty to get out of paying the fine for what you’ve done.

  6. grandlocust on April 1st, 2015 7:18 am

    Poor people crushed by economic realities, exploited by a criminal justice system which needs fresh meat to collect fines to keep their jobs is a formula for failure……..Furgeuson Mo. At some point the Sheriff of Nottingham will recognize that people have nothing left to give……Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men should be sitting on the beach sipping wine and violent crime not revenue collections should be the focus of the criminal justice system.

  7. waterbo on March 31st, 2015 9:00 pm

    I saw same tv show

  8. c on March 31st, 2015 6:49 pm

    Exactly! I would not bother showing up if you know you have a warrant!

  9. Dan on March 31st, 2015 6:15 am

    This reminds me of a story I saw once on TV where people with outstanding warrants were sent a letter saying they were eligible to win a new car if they showed up at a certain place at a certain time. When the people showed up, the Sheriff’s office was there to arrest them.

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