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OPERATION GREEN LIGHT: SAVE $$$, GET DRIVING!

Annual Driver’s License Reinstatement Event Returns March 3-6

Operation Green Light 2021. set for March 3-6, is the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller’s annual event to help motorists idled by certain unpaid court fines and fees get back behind the wheel legally while saving big on collections, penalties, and interest.

“This is an important moment for drivers who have seen their licenses suspended over unpaid court obligations,” says Clerk & Comptroller Nikki Alvarez-Sowles. “So much of our modern lives depends on having reliable transportation, and for most of us, that means being able to drive.

“During Operation Green Light, penalties, interest, and collections fees that have been piling up can, in many cases, be waived. For those who can’t pay their obligations in total, we offer payment plans that allow driving privileges to be restored, too.”

Our Office has identified a handful of past participants who would be delighted to talk about their experiences. Contact Communications Officer Tom Jackson for details.

Deputy Clerks will be available at both courthouses – the Robert Sumner Judicial Center (Dade City) and the West Pasco Judicial Center (New Port Richey) – during business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) March 3-5 for in-person assistance. (March 6 is by phone or online only.)

All four days, sidelined motorists can skip the trip and get squared away by telephone: (352) 521-4542, Option 2; or (727) 847-8031, Option 2, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Any time leading up to and during the event, we’re offering access to a special Operation Green Light web page: https://www.pascoclerk.com/856/Operation-Green-Light.

Those with licenses suspended over 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. Drivers wanting to get a grasp on the financial obligations pending against their license may check their status here: https://services.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/.

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