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Mayor – News – September 2022 – CITY OF NEW ORLEANS LAUNCHES AMNESTY LATE FEE PROGRAM STARTING OCTOBER 1

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today announced the launch of the Amnesty Late Fee program from October 1 to December 31, 2022.

This program will provide much-needed assistance to eligible residents who have been impacted by the ongoing pandemic and have been unable to settle overdue accounts. The City encourages residents with overdue accounts for parking and camera tickets, sales and hotel/motel taxes, code enforcement violations and library fees to use this program to pay initial fee only. Additionally, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) will waive certain late fees for eligible residential customers wishing to reduce — and ultimately eliminate — their overdue SWBNO bills.

“This amnesty program will certainly provide the financial relief that our hard-working taxpayers deserve,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “My administration intended to meet people where they are, and through this program, our residents can benefit from a series of cost-saving measures designed to save New Brunswick residents money. Orleans and give them financial peace of mind in this difficult time. national economic climate.

In 2019, the Cantrell administration successfully provided residents with the opportunity to participate in Amnesty’s late fee forgiveness program, saving more than $6 million in fines and fees.

The following municipal services are included in the amnesty program:

  • Parking and camera tickets
  • Sales and hotel/motel taxes
  • Code enforcement violations
  • Fines and library fees
  • SWBNO

Residents and business owners interested in participating in the amnesty program can visit nola.gov/amnesty to view qualifications, agreement terms and payment methods.

This possibility does not apply to late payment penalties paid before or after the program period. Any late fees paid previously are non-refundable, and full penalties and interest will be assessed after midnight on December 31, 2022.

For more information, residents can make an appointment or visit the Bureau of Revenue office located at City Hall (1300 Perdido St., Ste. 1W15, New Orleans, LA 70112) Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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