Gray Urges Public to Pay Outstanding Tickets

1/11/2012, 4:09 p.m.

D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles' Ticket-Amnesty Program Ends Jan. 27

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With only two weeks left to take advantage of the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) ticket-amnesty program, Mayor Vincent Gray is urging motorists to pay up now. The program, which allows customers to pay older, outstanding tickets without extra penalti, ends on Jan. 27.

All open parking tickets, moving violations and photo-enforcement tickets issued before Jan. 1, 2010, qualify under the program.

"Time is running out for citizens to pay off many of their old tickets," said Mayor Gray. "An opportunity like this doesn't happen often, so we encourage customers to take the time to satisfy their old ticket debts to the District at a lower cost."

Customers can pay their tickets online at www.dmv.dc.gov, over the phone (866-893-5023) or in person at DMV Adjudication Services, located at 301 C Street NW, Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

To date, the District has collected $3,094,494 in total revenue through the ticket-amnesty program. Most of the revenue has come from drivers in Maryland, who have paid $1,504,599 during the amnesty period.

As a reminder, under the amnesty program:

* Hearings cannot be requested on amnesty tickets.

* Amnesty tickets may be eligible for repayment under a ticket-payment plan available to D.C. residents.

* No points will be assessed on tickets paid for moving violations.

The last time the District offered a ticket-amnesty program was in 2001. For more information about the program, visit http://dmv.dc.gov or send an e-mail to DMVTicketAmnesty@dc.gov.