Fines/Fees and Restitution

Enforcement Program

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 driving privileges 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 that names you as a registered owner from being registered
  • All cases assigned to FARE may be collected by intercepting any state income tax refund due to you each year
  • Assignment to the FARE program may impact your credit history