Got Tickets in Collection? Yakima Courts Start Amnesty Program

Got Tickets in Collection? Yakima Courts Start Amnesty Program

Officials in Yakima County are offering an amnesty program for people who owe money to the local court system.
A press release from county officials said a number of different courts are involved in the program, including the Yakima County District Court (which includes Union Gap, Moxee, Mabton, and Grandview Municipal Courts), as well as the Yakima Municipal Court, the Selah Municipal Court, and the Zillah Municipal Court.

The program could save you money and future headaches

County officials say the amnesty program is designed to help people with outstanding claims in collections. Sounds good? The courts involved and their collection agencies “agreed to waive all interest and may reduce a significant portion of collection costs on accounts in collection if the principal balance is paid in full.”

The program is designed to help pay fines in debt collection
As part of the program, you can avoid future collection fees and legal action such as wage garnishment or mortgage liens. County officials say it may also be easier to obtain or reinstate a driver’s license. County officials say while the program will help many garnishment and bankruptcy cases, they do not qualify for the program.

Would you like more information?

The district’s press release says: “You can contact the debt collection agency directly. If you are unsure of the fine amounts or which collection agency has your account, you can call the court for more information.”
The amnesty program only takes place in February.

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