LEE COUNTY, Fla. — There are 5,800 Lee County drivers who, collectively, can save millions of dollars on overdue toll fine citations filed with the Clerk, prior to January 1, 2020. Overdue toll fines are now reduced to $10 per citation.
This represents approximately 36,268 citations as many drivers have multiple citations.
The toll amnesty program, which has already helped thousands of drivers get their licenses reinstated, is a partnership between Clerk of Courts Linda Doggett and the Honorable Lee County Judges.
The effort was launched last month, closing 9,300 citations within the first two weeks and saving drivers more than $1.55 million.
‘This is an excellent opportunity for anybody who has an overdue toll citation to save hundreds of dollars. Paying these overdue toll fines in full may make these individuals eligible to reinstate their driving license,” Doggett said. “Driving is an essential part of leading a productive life, especially as we navigate through the pandemic.”
To take advantage of this opportunity contact the Clerk’s Office. To make a payment, please visit LeeClerk.org to schedule an appointment or connect with a representative via TeleClerk, a new video conferencing system. Payments can also be made by calling 239-533-5000.
In addition to the toll fine reduction, all collection, delinquency, and payment plan fees are waived. However, the FL Department of Motor Vehicle’s license reinstatement fee is still required to be paid.
Customers who cannot pay their overdue fines in full may be eligible to set up a payment plan.
Only overdue toll violation citations filed with the Clerk prior to January 1, 2020 are eligible for this amnesty program.
The toll amnesty program was launched in tandem with Operation Green Light, a statewide event that gave customers with overdue court fines a break on their collection fees. Toll violation customers comprised approximately 85% of all customers during Operation Green Light.
For more information, or to make a payment, visit LeeClerk.org.