Executive Order Eliminating Municipal Fines, Fees, and Other Costs more than 10 years old in effect


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Relief for Montgomery residents with unpaid municipal fines and fees was automatically granted today.

Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed signed an executive order (Executive Order Number 2024–0220) earlier this year to eliminate municipal fees associated with most non-DUI traffic tickets, the misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and Class C misdemeanors. Reed’s order took effect today.

Executive Order Number 2024–0220 only applies to individuals with fines and fees assessed before Jan. 1, 2014. However, it does not eliminate all of the debt person owes. Individuals still must pay any state fines and fees associated with their case.

On average, Alabama residents with court debt owe about $2,000 from fines and fees. In Montgomery, this unpaid debt totals an estimated $40 million. This executive order can potentially waive a quarter of this debt.

Montgomery residents with questions about their eligibility and specific inquiries about what’s included in this package should contact the municipal court—either in person at 1001 Madison Ave or by calling (334) 625-2776. 

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  1. So let me get this straight, Montgomery Police Department is around 170 officers short of what it needs, our murder rate (38.2 per 100,000) is more than 7 times the national average (the 5th highest in the nation, behind St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans), our public schools are nearly all failing, our infrastructure is crumbling and half of the city lives below the poverty line, and his solution is to cancel 10 million dollars worth of revenue? Wow. Just wow.


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