CLEVELAND -- County officials in Cleveland are wondering how many people with unpaid court fines will take advantage of an amnesty and pay up.
Cuyahoga County has $64 million in uncollected court costs, or a quarter of the fines and fees imposed from 2002 to 2011.
Now people have until July 13 to take advantage of an amnesty and pay up before the debts are turned over to collectors.
According to The Plain Dealer, the county is signing contracts with the state to withhold court costs from state income-tax returns. During the amnesty, people can pay fines without having to pay interest or penalties.
The Associated Press