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