Palm Beach County to Offer 40 Percent Off Overdue Traffic Tickets for One Day

Listen up, Palm Beach County scofflaws! Got a bunch of unpaid tickets from long ago that have since been sent to collections? If so, now's your shot at being able to pay off that ticket -- or tickets -- without having to pay the 40 percent fee that comes with paying things via a collection agency.

For one day only, the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's office will be holding "Operation Green Light" to give people with overdue traffic citations a chance to pay off those tickets while waiving the extra surcharge.

And on a Saturday, no less!

According to a Clerk & Comptroller's office news release, the county will have two offices open on Saturday, November 8, for the public to come and take advantage of the special offer.

So, if you need to pay off those tickets so you can get your driver's license back, here's your chance.

"We know there are thousands of people with overdue Palm Beach County traffic tickets. As a result, many are driving with suspended licenses," said clerk Sharon Bock via the news release. "Operation Green Light is a chance for people to pay their fine without paying the 40 percent collections surcharge and the opportunity to restore their driving privileges. By opening on a Saturday, we're making it convenient for those who need it."

The clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 8, giving people ample time to come out and take advantage of the operation.

The two offices that will run Operation Green Light are the South County Courthouse office located at 200 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, and the Criminal Justice Complex located at 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.

Make note that even though the 40 percent surcharge will be waived, late fees won't. But you'll still be saving a crapton of money if you do.

According to the Clerk & Comptroller's Office, "Operation Green Light" is saving someone $82.40 on a $206 ticket for going ten to 15 mph over the speed limit.

Payments in full will be accepted in cash, check, money order, or credit card. They will also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

You can visit the Operation Green Light information page here, or call the Clerk & Comptroller's Office at 561-355-2996.

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