Atlanta Waiving Some Late Ticket Fees For Two Weeks

first_img Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 0:51 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Starting Friday, the City of Atlanta will waive late fees for people with some outstanding parking tickets. It’s part of the city’s “Don’t Get The Boot” program.That’s only if your citation is dated before March 24, 2017. The late fee waiver is only available from June 1 through June 15.William Johnson, commissioner with the city’s Department of Public Works, said this should help people who have waited years pay off their tickets.“A number of these citations probably go into 2016 and possibly 2015,” Johnson said. “There are just some people out there that get a citation and they think, ‘well, I’m never going to get caught.’”Johnson said there are some 460,000 unpaid parking tickets eligible for the waiver and that it adds up to more than $20 million.After the grace period ends, the city’s going to start using automatic license plate readers and plans to boot cars with at least 3 outstanding tickets or $100 in unpaid fines.Johnson said the readers are set to do more than just monitor parking violations.“They will help us to identify any vehicles that are under an amber alert,” Johnson said. “They’re going to be plugged right into Atlanta Police Department’s system; if we pop a stolen vehicle then APD can respond and deal with that.”The license plate readers will be mounted on vehicles used by parking enforcers and are set to scan cars parked on the street. Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more