Chicago Parking & Red Light Ticket Amnesty
By Steven A Leahy
Here is some information you probably haven’t heard – The City of Chicago has Parking & Red Light Ticket Amnesty program in effect right now! The last time they had this offer was in 2008 (they also had one in 2002 & 2005). But don’t blink, or the program will be over. Also, it doesn’t cover ALL tickets. But the program does include other fines too, like city taxes and other fines imposed by the Department of Administrative Hearings..
So, here is the nuts and bolts: The Chicago Debt Relief Program of 2015 began November 15, 2015 and runs through December 31, 2015. To be eligible for relief, the ticket must have been issued BEFORE January 1, 2012 AND not part of a payment plan or pending legal action from the City.
To take advantage of the program simply pay amount due on the ticket, less the penalties, interest and collection costs before December 31, 2015. The tickets must be paid in full in order to qualify for the program. You can pay all outstanding tickets, or just one ticket, what ever you can afford. If you can’t pay in full, you can set up a payment plan – But the amount due reverts back to the original amount due.
The City of Chicago has Parking & Red Light Ticket Amnesty program has a short life span and limited applicability – But, it is better than nothing.
If you have questions about debt issues, including IRS, Credit Card, Mortgage Foreclosures or collection actions, call me at Opem Tax Resolutions and The Law Office of Steven A. Leahy, PC at 312-664-6649. I am here to help!