Online Services for Traffic


Where To Pay or Appear


Traffic School

You may be eligible to attended traffic school. Click the link below for more information:


Reminder

The court will send a reminder notice to the address listed on the citation, along with:

  • Your due date and time
  • How much you owe
  • Whether you can go to traffic school
  • Any proof of correction you might need
  • Options on how to handle your citation

You must take care of your traffic ticket on time - even if you do not get a reminder notice.


Failure to Appear or Pay

If you do not take care of your traffic ticket by the date shown on the reminder notice:

  • You may be assessed a civil assessment fee of up to $100
  • Your case may be referred to the court's collection agency: Linebarger.

If you get a notice telling you that a civil assessment fee has been added, it means you did not take action by the due date and/or you did not pay the fine.

If a civil assessment has been added to your case pursuant to penal code 1214.1(b)(1), you can request the court to consider your good cause to vacate the added fee. You can do this by petition (TR-125), that can be found at the link below or at the Traffic Clerk’s Office and can be submitted by mail or in person to the court indicated on the citation.

TR-125 Petition Order to Reduce or Vacate Civil Assessment

Financial Hardship – Ability To Pay Request

As part of your request, you must show proof that you do not have the financial means to pay your fine. You may ask the court to consider your ability to pay at any point in the process, but you must enter a plea of guilty or no contest before the court can give you an answer.

The easiest way to request a fine reduction is to use the court’s new online request tool by clicking on the button at the end of this section (recommended). The MyCitations online tool allows you to enter a plea and make an ability to pay requests on eligible infractions without going to court. In addition to requesting a reduction, you can request a payment plan, more time to pay or ask to complete community service instead of paying fines and fees. If your case is currently in collections and you cannot afford to pay your debt, you may still use MyCitations.

The other way to request a fine reduction is to use form TR-320 / CR320 - Can't Afford to Pay Fine: Traffic and Other Infractions. Please contact the clerk’s office for more information about using the form.

Please note that if you do not act by the date on your citation and reminder notice, the court may add an additional fee of up to $100. If you cannot afford the fine amount, you can request a reduction to the amount you owe at any time while the fines remain unpaid.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and you use the online tool to request a reduction, you may also use the online tool to ask the court to set up a payment plan, ask for an extension of time to pay what you owe and/or ask to complete community service hours in place of the fine. Payment plans will be approved for no more than $25 per month if you are approved for an ability-to-pay request. Fines and fees owed from a misdemeanor or felony offense are not eligible to request a reduction.

Do not use the online tool if you want to:

  • Contest the citation
  • Attend traffic school
  • Get a dismissal or reduction of charges with proof of correction

MyCitations Online Tool

Logo MyCitations Online Tool

Payment Plan

You may request a payment plan to pay your traffic court ordered-debt. A Written Plea Form and Request for Monthly Payment (TR-123) can be found at the link below or at the Traffic Clerk’s Office and can be submitted by mail or in person to the court indicated on the citation


Written Plea Form - Request For Payment [TR-123]

Formulario de admisión escrita y Solicitud de pagos mensuales [TR-123s]


You may ask the court to consider your ability to pay by petition. A petition (TR-320) can be found at the link below or at the Traffic Clerk’s Office and can be submitted by mail or in person to the court indicated on the citation. If your case has not yet been sentenced, you must appear at the Clerk’s office to request an ability to pay determination. At the time you submit the petition, provide the Court with any supporting documentation you want the judicial officer to consider in making their decision.

If you are experiencing a financial hardship and cannot pay the full amount of a fine for an infraction offense (including most traffic tickets), you may ask the Court to reduce the amount you owe based on your ability to pay.

TR-320 - Can't Afford to Pay Fine: Traffic and Other Infractions.T