Wilmington and the state tag team scofflaws

    With local governments trying to do the most with dwindling resources, the city of Wilmington is teaming up with the state of Delaware to get all of the money it’s due. City officials are now cracking down on overdue parking tickets and red light violations in an effort to bring more dollars into the state’ s coffers.

    With local governments trying to do the most with dwindling resources, the city of Wilmington is teaming up with the state of Delaware to get all of the money it’s due. City officials are now cracking down on overdue parking tickets and red light violations in an effort to bring more dollars into the state’ s coffers.

    That crack down in conjunction with the state means anyone with an outstanding parking ticket or red light violation for more than six months will not be able to register their cars until those tickets are paid up. City officials say Wilmington is owed an estimated $14-million in unpaid fines.

    As part of the deal, the city will get 65% of the money collected through the program, the state will get 27%, and the company that manages the delinquent fine program will get 8%. The program is projected to generate millions for both the city and the state.

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