| Fort Myers News-Press
Those with overdue traffic tickets or court fees in Lee County that affect the status of your driver’s license can take advantage of a statewide initiative offering a break on collection of those fees during Operation Green Light starting Monday.
During last year’s event, nearly 850 Lee County customers saved more than $1 million and 545 were able to reinstate their license.
The in-house and virtual event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 to March 4; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 5 (virtual after 5pm) and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (virtual only) March 6.
Customers paying 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.
Customers unable to pay in full can participate via a payment plan.
Once all court fees and traffic tickets are paid in full, customers may be eligible to reinstate their driver licenses. Additional fees may be required by the Lee County Tax Collector’s office to reinstate a driver 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 Lee County Justice Center, 2075 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers and at 1039 SE 9th Place in Cape Coral.
Customers paying in person are required to undergo CDC-recommended health screenings. Temperatures are checked at security checkpoints, face coverings are required while inside the building, and social distancing is enforced.
Payments must be made in the county where the fees and fines are owed.
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