Mayor Vincent Gray has instituted a Ticket Amnesty Program for people who are behind on their outstanding tickets. The program has been designed to waive all the late penalty fees in order to encourage people to pay the tickets.
City officials said the program will begin on August 1, 2011, and continue through January 27, 2012. All open parking tickets, citations for moving violations and photo-enforcement tickets issued before January 1, 2010, qualify under the amnesty program.
The District has 4 million outstanding tickets eligible under the amnesty program totaling $245.7 million. Of this amount, the District expects to collect about $6.3 million during the six-month amnesty. Among the local jurisdictions, drivers in Maryland owe the most to the District in unpaid tickets.
Under the program:
• Hearings cannot be requested on amnesty tickets.
• Amnesty tickets are eligible for a ticket-payment plan.
• Payments on tickets made prior to August 1, 2011 are not eligible for a refund.
• No points will be assessed on moving-violation tickets paid.
Customers can pay their amnesty tickets online at www.dmv.dc.gov, over the phone (866-893-5023) or in person at DMV Adjudication Services, located at 301 C St. NW, Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information about the program, visit http://dmv.dc.gov or send an email to DMVTicketAmnesty@dc.gov.