The District Department of Motor Vehicles plans to extend a research service it has been offering to customers interested in paying past due
fines under its ticket amnesty program.
The service, which customers have been using to determine how much they owe, was scheduled to expire Monday. DMV officials said the program would be extended until Sept. 9. It takes about five days for officials to supply drivers with a list of their open tickets that qualify for amnesty, the DMV said.
“Citizens are responding to the program and recognize ticket amnesty is a great incentive to satisfy their debts to DMV,” said Lucinda Babers, director of the DMV.
Officials said the department is processing about 119 research requests a day, which are submitted using an online form.
The amnesty program, which applies to tickets issued before Jan. 1, 2010, began Aug. 1 and runs through Jan. 27.
The department has collected $393,647 in the two weeks since it began the amnesty program, officials said, with 7,400 tickets being paid.