City of Houston Offering Amnesty for Citations

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City of Houston Offering Amnesty for Citations

Pay reduced rates online at Texas.gov/COHTicketPay

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beginning January 22, 2013, City of Houston traffic and non-traffic citations that were delinquent on or before October 21, 2012 can be paid online at reduced rates. This amnesty period also dismisses some Failure to Appear charges and clears some outstanding warrants, along with the associated fees. Texas.gov/COHTicketPay, the mobile-friendly online ticket payment service for the City of Houston, reflects the updated fees owed for eligible citations.


The amnesty period runs from January 22 through February 8, 2013. "We encourage everyone who has a delinquent citation with the City of Houston to take advantage of this amnesty program by paying their fines at a reduced rate during this time," said Gwendolyn Goins, spokeswoman for the Municipal Courts. "Texas.gov/COHTicketPay is an efficient way to check your eligibility and pay your fines."

The online service guides users through a simple, three-step process to pay tickets online or via a mobile device:

  • Find your ticket using the ticket number and either your last name or offense date,
  • Select the offenses you want to pay, and
  • Securely make your payment.

If a ticket payment isn't the only driving business you need to take care of, the Texas.gov/Driver page offers a quick, convenient, and fuel-efficient way to complete other driver-related tasks, including Driver License Renewal, Vehicle Registration Renewal, Driver Record Orders, and much more.

About Texas.gov

Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (http://www.texas.gov) and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov helps state and local government entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC. Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (NAS: EGOV) family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed more than 185 million financial transactions and collected more than $26.9 billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.



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jennifer.buaas@dir.texas.gov

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