WEST PALM BEACH —If you’ve got an overdue Palm Beach County traffic ticket, the Clerk and Comptroller’s office will give 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 two offices to the public for “Operation Green Light” on Saturday. This special program allows anyone with a Palm Beach County traffic ticket assigned to a collection agency to pay that ticket in full without paying the 40 percent collections surcharge.
They will also be able to restore their driving privileges, which may have been suspended, once the outstanding fines and late fees are paid.
“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. “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.”
Late fees will not be waived, but anyone paying overdue tickets during Operation Green Light won’t have to pay collections surcharges. Officials estimate anyone who takes advantage of that rate would save about $82.40 on a $206 ticket for going 10 to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit.
“Operation Green Light” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at two locations: the South County Courthouse, 200 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach and the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex, 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.
Payments in full will be accepted by cash, check, money order or credit card. Learn more about Operation Green Light at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/greenlight.