SPI Officials Urge Folks to Pay Fines

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND–There’s a new program in place on South Padre Island that won’t allow you to renew your license or get a vehicle registration tags, if you don’t pay fines for violations.

The City has entered into an Interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Cameron County to participate in the Scofflaw program.  After 60 days of a violation, a case is submitted to the Tax Assessor’s Office/Scofflaw program which adds a $20.00 fee and places a block for renewal of vehicle registration until case is settled with the court.

The City has also implemented the OmniBase Services program. OmniBase maintains and administers the central database for cities and counties contracted to use the Department of Public Safety’s Failure to Appear Program (FTA).

After 60 days of a violation, the case is submitted to the Department of Public Safety (DPS)/OmniBase program which adds a $30.00 fee and places a block for renewal of driver’s license until case is settled with the court.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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