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District DMV Ticket Amnesty Program Yields Close to $2 Million in Revenue for the District

Monday, October 31, 2011
Customers are Responding to Incentive to Pay Outstanding Tickets

(Washington, DC) Three months into the District Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) Ticket Amnesty Program, customers have paid 35,357 outstanding tickets and the agency has collected a total of $1,902,665 in revenue.*

The Ticket Amnesty Program began on August 1. Under the program, all penalties on outstanding tickets issued prior to January 1, 2010 are waived. Among the local jurisdictions, drivers in Maryland have paid the most tickets, 17,387, resulting in $931,024 in revenue for the District. Drivers in the District have paid 9,928 outstanding tickets, resulting in $559,311 in revenue. Also, drivers in Virginia have paid 5,968 tickets, resulting in $302,894 in revenue.

"There is still time for citizens to take advantage of this program and satisfy their old debts to DMV," said Lucinda Babers, Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles. "The fastest and most efficient way to pay amnesty tickets is online."

The amnesty period runs through January 27, 2012. For more information about the program, visit and view our archived web chat.

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* Cumulative Total through October 27, 2011