Oct. 21, 2019

Traffic Division

Criminal Courthouse

1111 Third Street, First Floor
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 299-1160
Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 
A drop box for same day filings and payments will be available at court facilities every day until 5:00pm


Traffic Citations

The Traffic Division is responsible for filing citations from various law enforcement agencies in Napa County. Customer Service is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have received a citation in Napa County you can access the courts automated systems to pay a fine, sign-up for traffic school or find helpful information about the citation process anytime it is convenient for you.

Pay Traffic Ticket

Pay Ticket

Payment Assistance Program

The court offers a variety of services for those who cannot pay traffic fines and fees in full, including the following:

  • Installment payment plans that are based on income and expenses
  • Delayed collection efforts
  • Referral to a local work program in lieu of fine and fee payment
  • For more information, contact the Clerk’s Office located in the Criminal Courts Building, 1111 3rd Street, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 299-1160.

    Traffic School provider information

    DMV approved traffic schools

    When accessing the above DMV website follow these instructions:
    1. Click on Start Search
    2. Access the System
    3. Select Traffic School List
    4. Select Continue
    5. Select Classroom, Home Study or Internet
    6. Follow the directions to locate a traffic school
    Bail Forfeiture & Fine Payment Options

    You should receive a courtesy notice in the mail prior to the due date located on the bottom of your citation. If you have not received notification within 5 days of your appearance date, please contact the court to review your options. Fines may be paid on line using our self-service traffic payment system, by phone, by mail or by coming into our office.

    If you need time to pay your ticket, payment plans are available through California Service Bureau. You must be referred by the Court for a payment plan before you can begin making payments. There is also a $35.00 administrative fee. Come to the traffic front counter to receive your referral and further information. Payment arrangements must be made prior to your due date.

    Traffic School Options & Eligibility

    The Courtesy Notice identifies if you are eligible for traffic school and the fees that must be paid to the Court before you may sign-up. These fees are the bail amount (varies by violation) and a State/Court administrative fee. An additional fee will be charged by the traffic school provider when you enroll in their class. Upon payment of the fees, the Court will provide a date on which the traffic school completion is due. If you fail to attend the traffic school, or if you do not successfully complete the course, your fine and administrative fee will be forfeited and a conviction will be reported to the DMV.

    You may attend traffic school if you meet the following guidelines:

  • You have not attended a traffic school in the last 18 months since the date of last violation

  • You have a valid California driver's license (non-commercial)

  • Your speeding violation is not more than 25 mph over the speed limit

  • Your violation did not occur in a commercial vehicle

  • If you are eligible, and decide not to attend traffic school your automobile insurance may be adversely affected.

    Correctable Offenses

    If one or more of the violations are correctable offenses, your fine may be reduced by providing proof of correction. The Proof of Correction fee is $25.00 per correction. Should you choose not to provide proof you may pay the total fine due as indicated on your courtesy notice. The Proof of Correction, along with the reduced fine/fee amount, must be received by the court before your due date.

  • Proof of correction cannot be provided over the phone or on the internet.

  • Proof of correction for equipment violations can be obtained by having a law enforcement officer sign off your copy of the citation.

  • Proof of insurance cannot be signed off by a law enforcement officer and must be presented to the Court.

  • Driver’s license and registration violations may be certified at an office of the Department of Motor Vehicles or you may present the original documentation to the Court.

  • Court Trials

    Options for scheduling a Court Trial

    Option 1: Contact the court to post the fine amount as bail and have an arraignment and court trial held on the same day.

    Option 2: Contact the court to schedule an arraignment which will not require bail to be posted. At the time of arraignment, a future date for a court trial may be set.

    Trial by Written Declaration (pursuant to VC40902):

    When requesting a trial by written declaration, the fine amount must be posted as bail. If found not guilty or if the charges are otherwise dismissed, the full amount of bail will be refunded.

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