As of Friday, Clerk'€™s office collects $21,130 from 1,574 old tickets

The City'€™s parking ticket amnesty program that waives late fees will end this week. The program runs Jan. 20 through Saturday, although the office is open through Friday. Tickets can be mailed in to avoid the late fee with a postmark from Saturday or before.

As of Friday, City Clerk Sandy Kennedy'€™s office has collected $21,130 from 1,574 tickets. The Clerk'€™s office is prepared to collect fines from tickets dating back to 1999.

“We only have a few days left of this one-time program. If you have parking tickets you need to pay, don'€™t put it off any longer,” Clerk Kennedy said. “My thanks to violators who have paid more than 1,500 tickets at face value while creating an unexpected revenue source for the City. This has been a win-win for drivers and City government.”

To waive the late fee, tickets must be paid in person in the Clerk'€™s office on the first floor of the City-County Building or by credit card over the phone at 427-1208 by Friday or mail in tickets using a money order or credit card with a postmark between Jan. 20 and Feb. 28. Tickets can be paid with cash, credit card or money orders in person. Personal checks will not be accepted for the amnesty program.

The late fees cannot be waived if people use the Web site to pay a late ticket, but people can call the Clerk'€™s office at 427-1208 and pay over the phone using a credit card.

Fines that have been filed in court are not eligible for this program, however tickets that have resulted in vehicle registration suspension are.

The City'€™s Clerk office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.