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Operation Green Light - Miami-Dade County offers driver's license reinstatement help

Save money and get back behind the wheel with the Operation Green Light program

Miami residents with suspended driver's licenses have a chance to get back on the road legally and affordably thanks to a new initiative from the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller's office. Operation Green Light, running from April 10th to April 30th, 2024, offers a way to clear outstanding court-related financial obligations and potentially reinstate suspended licenses.

What’s in this program for the drivers? Let’s explore the details and benefits below.

Reduced fees and flexible payment options

"This program aims to ease the burden on our community members who want to resolve their court obligations," said Juan Fernandez-Barquin, Esq., Clerk of the Court and Comptroller for Miami-Dade County. During Operation Green Light, the Clerk's office will waive collection fees associated with unpaid traffic tickets, court fines, and other financial obligations. This reduction can significantly lower the total amount owed, making it easier for residents to pay what they owe and get their licenses reinstated.

Additionally, the program allows participants to establish payment plans if necessary. This flexibility provides a manageable path towards resolving outstanding debts and regaining driving privileges.

Who is eligible for Operation Green Light?

Operation Green Light is open to Miami-Dade County residents with suspended licenses due to unpaid traffic tickets, failure to appear in court, point suspensions, and other court-related financial obligations.

However, it's important to note that the program has limitations. Residents with outstanding violations in other counties or unrelated suspensions within Florida won't be eligible for this specific fee waiver program.


How to participate in Operation Green Light

For more information and to see if you qualify, visit the Miami-Dade Clerk of the Court and Comptroller's website at The website provides details on the program, along with a full list of acceptable payment methods.

Here's a breakdown of how to participate:

  • Check Eligibility: Review the program details on the Clerk's Office website to confirm if your situation qualifies for Operation Green Light.
  • Gather Documentation: Have any relevant paperwork handy, such as traffic tickets or court documents, to expedite the process.
  • Choose Your Payment Method: The Clerk's Office accepts various payment methods, including cash, personal and cashier's checks, money orders, and major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Important Note: Mailed payments won't be eligible for fee waivers and will incur additional collection charges.
  • Visit a Clerk's Office Location: In-person payments are accepted at any Miami-Dade Clerk of the Court and Comptroller office location during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm).
  • Extended Hours Available: Several courthouses offer extended hours on Thursdays (9 am to 8 pm) and Saturdays (9 am to 1 pm) to accommodate busy schedules. These locations include:
  • Coral Gables District Court
  • Hialeah District Court
  • Joseph Caleb Center Court
  • Miami Beach District Court
  • Miami-Dade Courthouse East
  • North Dade Justice Center
  • Richard E. Gerstein Justice Center

Operation Green Light offers a valuable opportunity for Miami residents to clear outstanding court-related debts and regain driving privileges. If you have a suspended license and reside in Miami-Dade County, take advantage of this program to get back on the road legally and affordably.

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