If there is anything worse than getting a parking ticket, it's getting a parking ticket, not paying it, and having it become a warrant.  If you have warrants, grab your checkbook, because you only have a little while to take care of them before you get arrested!

If you have unpaid tickets or warrants issued by the city of El Paso, we’ve got some good news for you.  El Paso City Council has approved an amnesty program that will let you pay the amount of your original ticket or warrant, and you won’t have to pay collection or delinquency fees.  You have two weeks, from now until March 9th to pay up.

elpasotimes.com/aaron bracamontes

After that, El Paso police will conduct a warrant roundup and you’ll have to pay all the fees.

City officials called the amnesty period a win win because the city will raise revenue by collecting on unpaid tickets, and we’ll get a break on fines that can cost thousands of additional dollars.

If you think you’ll pass this amnesty period up, you should know that the last time El Paso granted an amnesty period was in 2009.

If you don’t pay up, you risk getting caught up in the police warrant round-up, and getting your name published in the list of people with outstanding warrants that will be published in Sunday's El Paso Times.

You can make payments online, by mail and in person at any municipal court office.

To find out whether you have warrants:

Go to any El Paso Municipal Court location, call 546-2901, or go to elpasotexas.gov.

To pay up:

Go to elpasotexas.gov, mail your payment to Municipal Courts, 810 E. Overland, El Paso, TX 79901, or pay in person at any of the five municipal court locations.

Municipal Court locations:

Main office, 810 E. Overland, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Northeast, 9600 Dyer, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pebble Hills, 10780-A Pebble Hills, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

West Side, 4801 Osborne, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Mission Valley, 9011 Escobar, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All locations will be open March 2 and March 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.