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Posted on: October 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] York County Sheriff Unpaid Traffic Ticket Warrant Letters

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YORK COUNTY, SC – This is not a scam. Beginning Monday October 10, 2022, if you have an unpaid traffic ticket in York County you have a chance to pay it. Those who have an outstanding warrant for an unpaid traffic fine will receive a letter in the mail notifying you about the warrant.

The letters will:

1.         Be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service in an official York County Sheriff’s Office envelope and printed on official York County Sheriff’s Office letterhead; 

2.         provide what the traffic offenses are, and the amount to be paid; and 

3.         a website link to South Carolina public index where you can pay the fine online.

If you do not have access to email or wish to seek further information about the traffic warrant you can call the York County Sheriff’s Office directly at 803-628-3059 and ask to speak to a records clerk. 

“We want to make it crystal clear, the sheriff’s office does not want your money. You are to pay the fine to the Magistrate Court where you were issued the ticket,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “This purpose of this initiative is to clear up older cases, so that deputies can focus on other criminal activity.”

It is asked if you receive one of these letters in the mail to pay the fine upon receipt of the letter. If you cannot pay the fine you will be asked to turn yourself in at the York County Sheriff’s Office. Failure to pay the fine to the magistrate’s office may result in your arrest at your home, place of work or any other location.

If you receive a letter in the mail, please know this is not a scam. If you believe this this a scam or have any questions about the information contained in the letter, feel free to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

This is a sample of what the letter will look like:

Screen shot of the traffic Unpaid fine warrant letter sample

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