Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court to host virtual Operation Green Light event

Rose Burke

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Save on Collection Fees and Get Back on the Road

Operation Green Light is an annual driver’s license reinstatement event that allows eligible Pinellas County customers to pay overdue court and traffic fines while saving additional fees. Since 2019, the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court Operation Green Light event has helped thousands of customers become eligible for reinstatement.

This upcoming event is an opportunity for Pinellas County customers with suspended driver’s licenses to pay overdue court obligations, including traffic tickets, while saving up to 25 percent on collection fees to get their license back.

Those who pay their debts, or go on a monthly payment plan, will also be able to reinstate their suspended driver’s license in most cases. While customers will save on collections fees, a down payment is required for a payment plan, and reinstatement fees are applicable. No appointment or registration is necessary.

Payments are accepted by cash, check, money order, and credit/debit card. A 3.5 percent convenience fee will be applied to all credit/debit card payments.

The Clerk’s Online Virtual Registration Portal will be available starting Wednesday, March 30th from 8 am through noon on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Customers will be contacted 2-3 business days after registration to discuss eligibility and payment options. Virtual Processing of Requests will begin on April 4 – 9th.

Note: Customers with driver's licenses suspended due to revocation for failure to pay child support, DUI, failure to complete a driver’s course ordered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), traffic-related felony, or deemed by FLHSMV as a habitual traffic offender may not be eligible to participate.

While customers will save on collections fees, an administration fee of $25 is required for a payment plan, late fees must be paid, along with a reinstatement fee when applicable. Those who pay their debts, or go on a monthly payment plan, will also be able to reinstate their suspended driver's license in most cases. Payment options will be addressed when contacted after registering.

The event will not address the following items as they require court action:

  • Reduction or waiver of court-imposed fees
  • Grant or reinstate community service hours
  • Recalling of warrants
  • Termination of probation
  • Amending statute to a lesser charge
  • Waiver of court-ordered school
  • Setting aside defensive driving course school election
  • Suspension due to child support

Contact the Pinellas Clerk’s office for more information at (727) 464-7000 or visit www.mypinellasclerk.org.

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