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Save money on overdue traffic tickets, court fees

By LEE CLERK - | Feb 24, 2021

For those with overdue traffic tickets or court fees in Lee County that are affecting their driver’s license status, Clerk Linda Doggett is offering a break on collection fees during Operation Green Light.

The in-house and virtual event is part of a statewide initiative designed to help drivers get back on the road. In Lee, the event is being held today through March 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 5 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (virtual after 5 p.m.) and March 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (virtual only).

To participate, customers can connect via TeleClerk video conference or call 239-533-5000 to pay by credit card. To connect to TeleClerk, click on the icon on the homepage of LeeClerk.org. Customers who wish to pay in cash or by check at the Justice Center or the Cape Coral Office must schedule an appointment at LeeClerk.org. Only TeleClerk services are available during extended office hours.

If customers are unable to pay in full, they can still benefit from the savings by signing up for a payment plan. Once court fees and traffic tickets are paid in full, customers may be eligible to reinstate their licenses. Additional fees may be required by the Tax Collector’s office to reinstate a license.

Payments by credit card are subject to a transaction fee. Customers with in-person appointments can make payments in cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card. Appointments will be held at the Justice Center, at 2075 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, and 1039 SE 9th Place, Cape Coral.

Customers who pay in person are required to undergo CDC-recommended health screenings. Temperatures are checked at security checkpoints, face coverings are required inside the building, and social distancing is enforced.