FORT MYERS, FLA (Nov. 5, 2020) –If you have overdue traffic tickets or court fees in Lee County that is affecting the status of your driver’s license, Clerk Linda Doggett is giving you a break on collection fees during Operation Green Light. The virtual event is part of a statewide initiative designed to help drivers get back on the road. In Lee County, the event will be held Nov. 9-19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To participate, customers can connect via TeleClerk video conference or call 239-533-5000 to pay by credit card. To connect to TeleClerk, click on the icon on the homepage of LeeClerk.org. Customers who wish to pay in cash or by check at the Justice Center must schedule an appointment at LeeClerk.org. Only TeleClerk services are available during extended office hours. “This year, customers have the opportunity to participate in Operation Green Light from the safety and convenience of their home,” Doggett said. “Our new video conferencing service is especially beneficial to all our customers who have suspended driver licenses and cannot drive to the Justice Center.” If customers are unable to pay in full during the event, they can still benefit from the substantial savings by signing up for a payment plan. Once all court fees and traffic tickets are paid in full, customers may be eligible to reinstate their driver licenses. Additional fees may be required by the Tax Collector’s office to reinstate a driver license. Payments by credit card are subject to a transaction fee. Customers with in-person appointments can make payments in cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card. Appointments will be held at the Justice Center, 2075 MLK Blvd. in Fort Myers. Customers who pay in person are required to undergo CDC-recommended health screenings. Temperatures are checked at security checkpoints, face coverings are required while inside the building, and social distancing is enforced. During last year’s event, nearly 850 customers saved more than $1 million and 545 became eligible to get their license back. Payments must be made in counties where the fees and fines are owed. Many other Clerk’s offices throughout Florida will be holding Operation Green Light events from Nov. 9-21. Learn more about Operation Green Light atLeeClerk.org/ogl. ABOUT THE CLERK’S OFFICE: The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Linda Doggett is directly elected by and accountable to Lee County residents. In addition to the role of Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Clerk is the County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, and the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Lee County. -XXX- Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your email communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.