Memphis City Court Clerk - Drive While You Pay & Amnesty Program

Address

201 Poplar Avenue Room 111-A
Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 636-3320

www.memphistn.gov/government/city-court-clerk/amnesty-program

AKA:

City Drive While You Pay Program for Suspended TN Drivers' License

Description:

Provides the City Drive While you Pay program, a payment plan which helps Tennessee residents to restore their driver's license while they pay off their tickets issued by the City of Memphis. Once all requirements are met, persons can take their contracts to the state of Tennessee Driver Services Center, pay their reinstatement fee and operate their vehicle as they pay off their tickets owed to the City of Memphis.

Participants must apply in person at the Memphis City Court Clerk's office. Once they agree to the monthly payment plan, down payment money is paid and contract is signed. The applicant can then take the contract paperwork from the Clerk's office to the East Shelby Driver's License Reinstatement Center at 3200 E Shelby Drive, Memphis). NOTE: All other tickets and fines in other jurisdictions MUST be paid through those jurisdictions. For Example, if you received a ticket from a Shelby County Sheriff Deputy, you must go to Shelby County in order to pay that ticket.


From July until December 31st of each year, the City Court Clerk's office also has an Amnesty program in place where Memphis traffic tickets 10 years or older can be paid off at half their face value.

Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Intake Process:

For DWYP, you must apply in person with a valid ID to check status of license and to set up payment plan; for the Amnesty program, tickets 10 years or older are automatically half price from July 1st through December 31st each year. During Amnesty Period, you may pay for tickets at 201 Poplar, Room LL-80 or an any of these five police precincts: Appling Farms, Austin Peay, Raines, Crump or Ridgeway Precinct.

Program Fees:

Fees vary by amount owed on tickets and is calculated based on each case. Each plan requires an initial downpayment which is due when you first apply; payment will include the the total of all outstanding City of Memphis traffic tickets owed; amount of payments is $50.00/payment period for persons who owe $500.00 or less or $100.00/payment period for persons who owe $501.00 or more in ticket fines

Eligibility:

Persons with suspended TN Drivers License due to non-payment of outstanding traffic tickets issued in Memphis; qualifying persons must have an outstanding balance of at least $200.00. NOTE: All other tickets and fines in other jurisdictions MUST be paid first before you can get your license back even if you are on the City of Memphis DWYP plan (for instance, those issued through Shelby County for unpaid court costs or misdemeanor citations issued in Shelby County must be paid before you are eligible for this program and can attempt to reinstate your license). Amnesty program is open to anyone with traffic tickets issued in Memphis that are more than 10 years old.

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

February 22, 2021

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

201 Poplar Avenue Room 111-A
Memphis, TN 38103

Contacts

Chynelle Coleman

Primary Contact

Program Supervisor

tvb@memphistn.gov

Phone Numbers

Main

(901) 636-3320

Alternate

(901) 636-3450

Legal Status:

City/County (Parish)

Eligibility

Residents of Memphis

Fees

Fines vary by offense.

Intake Procedure

Call for details.

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    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
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    Type:
    Other
    Name:
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        Availability

        Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

        Eligibility

        Those who have received traffic tickets written in Memphis

        Fees

        Fines vary by offense

        Intake Procedure

        Call for details; or you may lookup and pay your traffic tickets online [via Mastercard] anytime using the ePayments service: https://epayments.cityofmemphis.org/. If you wish to pay your ticket by mail: City Court Clerk's Office Traffic Violations Bureau 201 Poplar LL-80 Memphis TN 38103 Contact Traffic Violations Bureau: (901) 636-3400 or (901) 636-3450 Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Email: TVB@memphistn.gov

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

        • Tennessee
          • Shelby County

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          901-636-3450
          Type:
          Other
          Name:
          Main
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