| Fort Myers News-Press
Lee County is participating in a statewide initiative to get drivers back on the road by offering a break on collection fees.
If you have overdue traffic tickets or court fees in Lee County that is affecting the status of your driver’s license, Clerk Linda Doggett offers break on collection fees during Operation Green Light.
In Lee County, the event is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 20, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21.
Customers can connect via TeleClerk video conference or call 239-533-5000 to pay by credit card. To connect to TeleClerk, click on the icon on the homepage of LeeClerk.org. Customers who wish to pay in cash or by check at the Justice Center must schedule an appointment at LeeClerk.org. Only TeleClerk services are available during extended office hours.
If customers are unable to pay in full during the event, they can benefit from the substantial savings by signing up for 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 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 Justice Center, 2075 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers.
Last year, nearly 850 customers saved more than $1 million and 545 became eligible to get their license back.
Payments must be made in counties where the fees and fines are owed.
Learn more about Operation Green Light at LeeClerk.org/ogl.