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|Pay Traffic Tickets or Sign-up for Traffic School|
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- 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 vehicleIf you are eligible, and decide not to attend traffic school your automobile insurance may be adversely affected.
- Entering a Not Guilty Plea & Trial Options
If you wish to contest your ticket and have a trial, please contact the Traffic Division prior to your due date at (707) 299-1160. The due date may be found on your courtesy notice. If you did not receive a courtesy notice, you are obligated to contact the court byt the date listed at the bottom of your ticket below your signature.
Court Trial - The court trial will be presided by judicial officer or judge. The officer will be subpoenaed to the trial to present evidence. You must also be prepared to produce all evidence, documents, or witnesses to support your case.
Informal Trial (Trial by Written Declaration) - Instructions and forms for a Trial by Written Declaration may be obtained by mail or in person. You must submit the Trial by Written Declaration form with any facts or evidence you wish the court to consider. A written statement will be requested from the officer. A judicial officer or judge will review your case and you will be notified of the decision by mail.
- 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.