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Remember to pay your fines! Grace period is almost over!

Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Justice in conjunction with the Prosecutor’s Office, and the St. Maarten Police Force would like to remind the general public to pay their outstanding fines.

The grace period for payments started on September 1, 2019 and will end on September 30, 2019. Individuals with outstanding fines imposed on traffic infractions are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the next two weeks, as during this time fines can be paid without further penalty.

Notification letters along with strict controls by the St. Maarten Police Force will begin in October. Be advised that in the event you are stopped, and discovered to have outstanding fines, you will be required to settle your debts immediately. If you are not able to do so, your vehicle may be seized. Violators may be taken to the police station, where they will be given the option to either “pay or stay”.

Please note that the locations for payment are at the Prosecutor’s Office, the Police Station in Philipsburg, and the Receiver’s Office. Payments can also be made at the Public Service Center located in Simpson Bay. Cash payments are only made at the Receiver’s Office. If there is any uncertainty on the amount of your outstanding fines, please contact the Prosecutor’s Office.

The Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office, and the St. Maarten Police Force, would like to commend the individuals that have been taking advantage of the grace period, and have settled their outstanding amounts.

We look forward to your compliance and cooperation as this project progresses. Further updates can be found on the Ministry of Justice (@ministryofjusticesxm) as well as Fines Recovery Project (@finesrecoverysxm) Facebook pages. 

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