The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago is advising that by June 16, persons with unpaid traffic tickets which were issued before May 26, would be able to do so via a new electronic portal created to facilitate online payments.

According to a release issued by the Judiciary, persons would be able to make payments of 50 per cent of the fines charged, or all of the fine, where able.

It says it is awaiting final approval for the system from the Treasury Department, after having put structures in place with its bankers.

The full text of the statement from the Judiciary, follows…

ALL UNPAID TRAFFIC TICKETS ISSUED BEFORE MAY 26, 2020, MAY BE PAID WITHIN SIX MONTHS FROM THAT DATE BY PAYING 50%OF THE FIXED PENALTY.

The Judiciary wishes to inform that pursuant to the Miscellaneous Amendments Act, Act No. 10 of 2020, all traffic tickets issued before May 26, 2020, for which payment has not been made, may be paid within six months from May 26, 2020, by paying 50% of the fixed penalty.

Please be advised that the Judiciary’s Superseding Practice Direction published in Gazette No. 71 of 2020 dated May 15, 2020 extended the payment of all fines, including traffic tickets, for which payment is due, to three months from the date on which such payment is due. That Practice Direction expires on June 15, 2020.

Therefore, all individuals who wish to access the 50% payment option for traffic tickets received before May 26, 2020 will be able to make such payments with effect from June 16, 2020.

The Judiciary has developed an electronic portal to enable these payments to be made online and has worked with its bankers in this regard. It is now working with the Treasury Department towards the final approval for receiving these payments and fully anticipates being ready to do so by June 16 at which time, fines will be accepted.