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DC Ticket Amnesty Ends Friday, Unpaid Fines Will Double

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Friday marks the end of the popular ticket amnesty program in the District.

The program, which was instituted last summer by the DC Department of Motor Vehicles, waives the late fees for any unpaid tickets.

All open parking, moving violation and photo enforcement tickets that were issued prior to January 1, 2010 qualify for amnesty. Late fees still apply for tickets issued after that date.

In the District, the fine on the ticket is doubled if it is not paid within 30 days.

The easiest way to pay amnesty tickets is online through the DMV’s ticket payment site. Tickets may also be paid in person at 301 C Street NW, Room 1157 between 8:15 a.m and 4 p.m. or over the phone at 866-893-5023.

If paying in person, the DMV warns expected wait time to be several hours due to increased customer volume.

The amnesty program ends on the same week celebrity chef Geoff Tracy warned thousands of District residents of a speeding camera location on Foxhall Road. Cameras caught the culinary wiz speeding on three consecutive days.

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