Monday, October 17, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
From Oct. 17 through Oct. 21, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County will be waiving collection fees related to past due fines that Cook County residents may owe to the office.
During what’s called Amnesty Week, west suburban residents can make full or partial payments to Clerk Dorothy Brown’s Daley Center office downtown, over the phone or at the locations listed below
“This is a great opportunity for customers to pay past due fines minus the collection fees that are normally attached, thereby saving themselves a substantial amount of money,” Clerk Brown told the Chicago Defender. “It is also the best time to pay any past due fines or fees owed to the Clerk’s Office to avoid the possibility of additional penalties.”
Payments can be made in cash, check, money order or credit, and either over the phone or in person. Some people who qualify may be eligible to get their drivers license reinstated if they pay all past due traffic fines during Amnesty Week, the Defender noted.
Clerk of Court Amnesty Week Locations
Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, October 21, 2016
- Richard J. Daley Center, all divisions and the Accounting Department, Room 1005: 8:30 m.– 4:30 p.m.
- All Suburban District Clerk’s Offices, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 m.
- Criminal Courthouse, 2600 S. California Ave., 5th floor: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 m.
- TO PAY BY PHONE: Call (312) 603-2933 for District 1 – Chicago, or(708) 974-6449 for Suburban Districts 2 – 6; tell the customer service representative that you are making an Amnesty payment.
For more information on the Clerk of Court Amnesty Week, visit www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org. VFP