Minn. Citation Payment System Logs Over 1M Calls

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A cost-saving service that helps Minnesotans pay their traffic tickets and other citations by phone has now logged over 1 million calls.

The Minnesota Court Payment Call Center was created by the judicial branch to centralize and streamline the processing of more than 1 million citations filed annually. The system began operating in October of 2009. Court officials say it logged its 1 millionth call Nov. 22. It was a request for assistance with a credit card payment for a Washington County District Court citation.

Officials say the system gets about 11,000 calls per month. Common questions regard payment options, the amount owed, or how to contest a ticket.

Eight-five of Minnesota’s 87 counties are on the system. Planning is under way to add Hennepin and Ramsey counties in 2013.

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  1. Andy says:

    Know one finds this disturbing that this many tickets for mostly victimless “crimes” have been handed out since 2009? What would “law enforcement” agencies and the sate do withput stealing from the citizens! 1 million, unbelivable.

  2. HONORYOUROATH says:

    Looters!!!
    It’s amazing how government can be effective,efficient, and innovative when it comes to looting!

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