Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Court extends collections reduction program to July 15
6/30/2011 11:00:00 AM
Gary Ireland (206) 684-8710
Court extends collections reduction program to July 15
Seattle Municipal Court’s Collection Reduction Program is extended through July 15. The waiver of collections fees and interest has enabled many individuals to pay their outstanding balances. To date, more than 5,000 cases in collections have been recalled and resolved. Extending the program will enable more individuals to clear their accounts, which can result in removal from the scofflaw list or clearing a hold on their driver’s license.
Interest and fees on parking tickets and infractions will be waived if tickets are paid in full. This does not apply to those entering into a time payment plan. The Court accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards, and money orders for payment of tickets. The program is designed to offer people with unpaid infractions in collections a significant savings if they pay off their tickets. The Court also encourages people to pay their unpaid parking tickets before the new parking scofflaw program launches. The collections reduction opportunity will not apply to booted vehicles.
To see if you have unpaid parking tickets and to pay them, go to www.seattle.gov/scofflaw (English) or call (206) 684-5600 (interpretation may be available). Payment can also be made in person at The Seattle Municipal Court at 600 Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.