DEARBORN — The 19th District Court announced its 2019 Amnesty Program for all delinquent civil infraction tickets, which began on Monday and runs through June 28.
Unpaid tickets can accumulate additional late fees, default fees and warrant fees, increasing the original amount of the ticket. The program will allow individuals an opportunity to settle their old court financial obligations by paying the original amount of the ticket. In addition, the program helps the court by clearing up a backlog of files without additional court resources and collection costs.
“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.
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 the court without the fear of being arrested for their voluntary appearance.
During the period of amnesty, the ticket will be reduced to the original fine plus the $45.00 driver’s license clearance fee, if applicable.
Amnesty applies to individuals who present themselves at the 19th District Court, 16077 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn Michigan 48126.
The court is open for business Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All payments must be by cash, certified check, money order or credit card. For more information, contact the clerk’s office at (313) 943-2060 and press the number 1 for the traffic division.