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Posted February 12, 2021 | Ocala Gazette

The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office will hold its Operation Green Light initiative from March 1-5.

The annual program will give Marion County residents with suspended driver’s licenses an opportunity to have their driving privileges reinstated all while reaping the benefits of saving up to 20% in additional fees.

The initiative is a statewide program offered by many clerks of court between Feb. 20 and March 6.

According to the local clerk’s release, customers can get their license back by paying overdue court obligations, including traffic tickets.

The 20% break applies to those whose debts have been turned over to a collection agency, said Katie Hunnicutt, the clerk’s office spokeswoman.

In response to COVID-19, the event will be available to customers both virtually and in-person.

Payments can be made in person at the Marion County Judicial Center, located at 110 NW First Ave. Room 101 or Room 303. Payments also can be made by phone by calling the traffic division at 352-671-5599 or by calling the criminal division at 352-671-5674.

Payment plans also are available for those who qualify. The traffic payment application can be found at www.marioncountyclerk.org/traffic, while the criminal payment application can be found at www.marioncountyclerk.org/criminal1.

More than 1,300 people took advantage of the program in 2019 and 2020, according to the clerk’s office.