Tickets issued for moving violations, parking and photo enforcement tickets before Jan. 1, 2010, are eligible for amnesty. (Akeya Dickson)

Dust off any pre-2010 parking tickets that have surely doubled in order to take advantage of a ticket anmesty that starts today. The District Department of Motor Vehicles will waive penalties for tickets issued before Jan. 1, 2010, for those who fill out an online form that is available through Aug. 15. The program runs through January 27, 2012.

After Aug. 15, visit this link to find out the total cost of your tickets. Payment plans are available for amnesty plans, provided you meet requirements. Those who are currently on payment plans will have the penalties dropped from the applicable tickets and a new plan will be sent in the mail.

Questions can be e-mailed to Check out more questions from a 2 p.m. live chat held today.

And before you waste your time heading to the DMV centers in Southwest, Northeast or Southeast, note that the only location where tickets can be paid in person is Adjudication Services at 301 C St. NW. Tickets can also be made over the phone by calling 866-893-5023 or online via this link. The amnesty program hasn’t been offered since 2001. And no, you can’t contest or request a hearing for amnesty tickets. That time has passed.