FALL RIVER (WBSM) — There’s nothing worse than heading to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to renew your driver’s license or motor vehicle registration, or attempting to do it online, only to discover that you can’t renew because you have unpaid parking tickets.

Even worse, those tickets you forgot about have likely accumulated late fees in addition to the original ticketed amount.

Those who received a parking ticket in Fall River this year and didn’t pay it in a timely manner may want to get that payment made soon. The Fall River Traffic Department is once again recognizing its Amnesty Program, according to a release from the City of Fall River.

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Of course, the Amnesty Program only dismisses the late fees of past due parking tickets. The original ticketed amount still stands, and must be paid to avoid any issues at the Registry of Motor Vehicles with license or motor vehicle registration renewals.

The program will run from December 1, 2023 to January 5, 2024.

Payment can be mailed or it can be made in person at Fall River Government Center. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In-person payments can be made by cash, credit or money order, while mailed payments must be done by money order. No checks are accepted for either.

Anyone with questions should contact the Fall River Traffic and Parking Department at (508) 324-2577 or (508) 324-2579.

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