The Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency today announced that the County’s amnesty program to waive all late fees and penalties for moving violations, parking tickets, and red light camera citations has been extended through February 28. Since it was launched in December, 2018, the amnesty program has helped more than 2,300 residents settle outstanding penalties. Once the amnesty program has concluded, TPVA will embark on an aggressive collection and enforcement program including the use of an outside boot and tow contractor.
Paul Margiotta, Executive Director of Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency, said: “We can think of no better Valentine’s Day gift than offering our residents an extra week to rectify their outstanding violations. Before it is too late, I urge everyone to take advantage of this program before enforcement action is taken.”
The amnesty program applies to Red Light Camera Safety Program citations, as well as those with moving violations and parking tickets. The program additionally applies to moving violations, including those that may have been pled to parking tickets. However, amnesty does not apply to cases where a judge has suspended the driver’s registration/privilege to register a motor vehicle in New York State or cases in which a hearing for suspension is pending.
Following the amnesty program’s conclusion on February 28, offenders’ vehicles with multiple outstanding fines are be subject to booting and/or towing. Parking tickets with an existing judgment on said ticket will be eligible for amnesty as well. For Red Light Camera citations with an existing judgment but not with a suspended registration or pending suspension hearing, the TPVA will waive late fees of $25.
Those interested in taking advantage of the amnesty program can visit Suffolk County Traffic Court in the H. Lee Dennison Building, located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, in Hauppauge, before February 28, 2019. For any questions, please call 866-637-0008 between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except during the holidays.