Food for Fines coming to Polson City Court

Posted at 2:51 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 18:32:29-05
The Polson City Hall on First Street East (MTN News file photo)

POLSON – People can knock some money off their fines and help those in need in Polson.

Defendants with existing fines can reduce the amount owed to Polson City Court by bringing in nonperishable food for your fines next month.

The Polson City Court, located at City Hall on First Street East, will accept food for fines between February 4 and February 28. The court is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

It should be noted that there will e no credit given for expired food. Additionally, defendants can do this only once and the maximum is $100 per person.

Food for Fines also cannot be used toward restitution, jury costs, and/or public defender’s fees.

Below is the breakdown of the Food for Fines program:

$5 plus 5 cans of food = $25
$10 plus 10 cans of food = $50
$15 plus 15 cans of food = $75
$20 plus 20 cans of food = $100