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Relicensing Support Program  

If you have outstanding fines or fines in collections for traffic tickets or criminal traffic cases from the City of Tukwila that are preventing you from getting a valid driver's license, you may benefit from participating in Relicensing Support Program or "RSP".

The Relicensing Support Program may help you by:

  1. Reducing the amount you owe on traffic tickets you have received from the City of Tukwila;
  2. Establishing a payment plan;
  3. Finding alternative ways to pay for your tickets (work crews, community service, etc.); and, most importantly,
  4. Release the City of Tukwila "holds" you have on your license.

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Only matters heard are those from the City of Tukwila. Our court cannot hear matters from other cities or from counties.
  2. The court will hear cases involving outstanding fines, fines in collections, or FTA's (Failure to Appear) for traffic or criminal traffic matters only. The court will not address issues in non-traffic cases.
  3. You must not have a warrant for your arrest - from any jurisdiction.

Here's How It Works:

  1. Personally appear at the Tukwila Municipal Court office counter and sign up for the RSP calendar.
  2. The staff will determine your eligibility, put you on the court calendar, and gather all your Tukwila matters to be heard by the judge.
  3. The RSP calendar is heard on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10:45 a.m. You must sign up at least one week in advance of your hearing (before close of business the Friday before your hearing). You must appear at your scheduled court hearing. If you fail to appear without providing notice to the court, you may jeopardize your eligibility.
  4. On the date of your hearing, the court will consider your financial circumstances, your efforts to obtain your license, your driving record, and any other relevant information in determining a plan for you to pay your fines and release any "holds" the City has on your license.

What Could My "Plan" Include or Involve?

The judge, after considering all your circumstances, may include the following provisions in your personalized plan:

  1. To release the "hold", you will be given a deadline to enter into a payment plan with the collection agency. Upon receipt of your first payment, the "hold" or "FTA" will be removed and the ticket will not be preventing you from getting your license.
  2. If you maintain the payment plan for six consecutive months, the Court may do one or all of the following:

    - A reduction in the total fine(s) owed;
    - Community service, work crew, or other means as a payment alternative;
    - A reduction in the interest owed on the collection of the ticket.

Successful completion of the six-month program may result in a drastic reduction in the amount you owe.

What Will Happen If I Fail To Keep Up With The Program?

This program is designed to help you take control of the problems you are facing in your efforts to obtain a valid license. We understand just how important your ability to legally drive a vehicle may be. With that, we will do whatever we can to help you succeed; however, the responsibility to follow through with your program plan lies entirely with you. If you fail to keep up with your plan or default on your payments, the court may remove you from the program permanently. This could result in the suspension of your license. We will do our best to work with you.

Where Do I Go for More Information?

You can contact the Court by phone or appear in person. Our address is 6200 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila, WA 98188, and our phone number is 206 433-1840. If you know your case number(s), please have it/them available, as this will help us assist you.

 

Contact Information:

Tukwila Municipal Court
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Court Information Line:
206 433-7188
Phone: 206 433-1840
Fax: 206 433-7160

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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