BATON ROUGE, La. – If you paid a ticket through the Jefferson Parish red light camera program, you need to check the Unclaimed Property Program within the Louisiana Department of the Treasury to see if you’re owed a refund, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

Thousands of motorists were ticketed in the red light camera program. Class action litigation resulted in refunds, but not every motorist cashed the check.

“We just deposited nearly $1.3 million in uncashed refund checks from the class action settlement into our Unclaimed Property Program,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “More than 50,000 people are owed money from red light camera tickets. Their names have been loaded into our database. Call us or search online to see if you’re owed money.”

People owed money either paid a ticket or paid the ticket and added fees after going to court. Most people are entitled to a refund of $23.18.

Treasurer Kennedy encourages Louisiana residents to search for missing money online at www.LATreasury.comor call the Treasury’s toll-free hotline at 1-888-925-4127 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Michelle Millhollon
(225) 342-0012