Businesses can apply for a 75% discount on city fines

Businesses that received city fines during the pandemic can now apply for a discount. 

The city’s Fine and Interest Reduction Recovery program will allow individuals and businesses to apply for a discount of up to 75% on delinquent fines issued by city agencies including the sanitation, fire and buildings departments. The temporary program began on Sept. 20 and ends Dec. 20.

The Department of Finance, which is administering the program, sent letters to homeowners and businesses with delinquent city fines to notify them of the program before Sept. 20, according to spokesman Curtis Simmons.

But there was little publicity elsewhere behind the launch of the program despite the 90-day window for

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