On February 7, 2023, the City of Avalon City Council adopted a resolution establishing guidelines for a one-time amnesty program in the City of Avalon reducing fine amounts for individuals with $250 or more in outstanding Vehicle Code and City of Avalon Municipal Code infractions.
The purpose of the program is to provide relief to qualified individuals who have accumulated fines and penalties due to noncompliance with the Avalon Municipal Code and State of California Vehicle Code.
Encouraging settlement of existing, outstanding citations with the understanding that the individual will take steps to cure issues related to illegal vehicles – whether it is removal of the vehicle from the Island or complying with the State of California Vehicle Code and AMC so the vehicle may be appropriately registered – is the goal of the program.
The one-time amnesty program will operate from February 8, 2023 to March 31, 2023.
Per the guidelines established by the City Council, the City of Avalon will waive and accept full satisfaction of outstanding citations, for a sum equal to:
- Elimination of all outstanding late penalties and/or interest and 50 percent reduction of the outstanding fines; or
- Elimination of 100% of all outstanding fines and associated late penalties and/or interest IF the individual voluntarily signs over the title of the vehicle to the City of Avalon for its removal from the Island.
Depending on qualifications, an individual may choose to make installment payments under the amnesty payment plan. For more information visit the City's Vehicle Citation Amnesty Program Page.