This program was developed in 2003 to assist Arizona courts with the collection of fines assessed on civil traffic, criminal traffic, and criminal cases. It is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Supreme Court (Administrative Office of the Courts), the Motor Vehicle Division, Arizona Department of Revenue, this court, and a private vendor.
Several things happen once a case is assigned to the FARE collection program:
- The amount due increases to include collection fees.
- Court Staff are prohibited from setting payment plans.
- If the court case in question involves a civil traffic violation, your drivers license will be suspended.
- If the case involves a civil or criminal traffic violation, you may be assigned to the TTEAP program. Assignment to TTEAP will prevent any car where you are listed on the registration from being registered.
- All cases assigned to FARE can be collected via an interception of any state income tax refund due to you each year.
- Assignment to the FARE program can impact your credit history.