NAPLES — Do you have a suspended driver license? Past due traffic ticket or court costs? The Collier County Tax Collector’s office wants to help you save money and legally get back behind the wheel. The office of Collier County Clerk Crystal K. Kinzel will hold “Operation Green Light,” a one-day-only opportunity for those who have lost driving privileges as a consequence of unpaid fines, to pay those overdue costs without having to pay additional collection fees. Operation Green Light will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Golden Gate Government Services Center, 4715 Golden Gate Parkway in Naples.
Once overdue costs are paid, individuals who meet all eligibility requirements will be able to restore their driving privileges. The Collier County Tax Collector’s office will be on hand to process new licenses.
“For this one-day event, the extra collection agency fees won’t be assessed,” said Clerk Crystal Kinzel. “This is a great opportunity to pay your overdue bill, save some money, and get back on the road – legally. If you’re experiencing financial hardship and can’t pay the full amount at one time, please talk to us about the flexible payment plans that we have available.”
A person is not eligible for reinstatement by the Clerk’s office if his/her driver license or driving privilege has been suspended or revoked due to:
• Failure to fulfill a court-ordered child support obligation;
• Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
• Failure to complete a required driver training program, driver improvement course, or alcohol or substance abuse education or evaluation program;
• A traffic-related felony; or
• Being a habitual traffic offender as defined in Florida Statute 322.264.
For more information, contact the office of the Collier County Clerk of Court at 239-252-6879 or Mike.Sheffield@CollierClerk.com.