If you have unpaid parking or ordinance violation tickets, you're in luck. But only for a few months.
In an effort to help individuals improve their credit score rating, as well as avoid the possibility of vehicle immobilization or driver’s license suspension, the Village of Lemont will offer a parking ticket and ordinance violation Waiver of Late fees/Amnesty Program to help clear up unpaid parking tickets and ordinance violations.
All tickets issued prior to January 24, 2013 will be eligible for a waiver of late fees. This program will be offered through March 1, 2014. All outstanding balances must be paid in full. Partial payments or payment plans will be not a part of this program. Refunds for tickets paid prior to this program will not be issued.
The Village of Lemont will be sending a notice out to those who are eligible for the Waiver of Late Fees/Amnesty Program. However, the Village is encouraging anyone interested in the program, or if you feel that you would qualify, to contact the Village of Lemont’s collection agency, Municipal Collections of America, at 708-455-4046. Payments for this program must be made directly to Municipal Collections of America. Once all outstanding fines are satisfied, an account will be considered in good standing.
The Waiver of Late Fees program will only be available from January 1, 2014 through March 1, 2014. Once the program is completed, any unpaid tickets will be subject to the standard collection process, as well as the new vehicle immobilization program.
Under the new immobilization measures, drivers with three unpaid parking tickets risk being towed or having their car booted, after the village board voted in November to reduce the total number from five, to three.