Suffolk Offering Traffic Ticket Amnesty


Suffolk County officials are offering drivers amnesty on all late fees and penalties for moving violations, parking tickets, and red light camera citations through February.

The Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency announced the amnesty program went into effect last week. After February 20, 2019, offenders’ vehicles with multiple outstanding fines will be subject to booting and towing.

“The amnesty period will provide significant relief to individuals that face a costly accrual of late fees or penalties,” Paul Margiotta, Executive Director of Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency, said. “I encourage residents to rectify their outstanding balances before this window period closes and they face possible enforcement action for outstanding dues.”

Amnesty will apply to Red Light Camera Safety Program citations, as well as those with moving violations and parking tickets.

It will not apply to cases where a judge has suspended the driver’s registration/privilege to register a motor vehicle in New York State or cases in which a hearing for suspension is pending.

The program will also apply to moving violations, including those which may have been pled to parking tickets.

Parking tickets with an existing judgment will be eligible for amnesty as well. For Red Light Camera citations with an existing judgment but not with a suspended registration or pending suspension hearing, the TPVA will waive late fees of $25.

Those interested in taking advantage of the amnesty program can visit Suffolk County Traffic Court in the H. Lee Dennison Building, located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, in Hauppauge, before February 20, 2019.  For any questions, call 866-637-0008 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday, except during the holidays.