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Responding to a traffic ticket (civil infraction):

All civil infraction are due within 14 days of the date on the ticket. If you fail to pay or fail to request a court appearance within 14 days, you will be subject to late fees and possible suspension of your license.

Before you come to Court to pay the ticket:

It normally takes 24-48 hours from the time you received the ticket before the court has received a record of the ticket from the police department. Please wait at least 24 hours before coming to court to pay. If you are coming in person to pay during regular business hours, please bring your copy of the ticket with you.

If you would like to admit responsibility and pay your ticket you should:

Turn your ticket over and under the section that reads “Admit Responsibility” check the charges that you would like to admit to and sign your name.

Paying at the Court during regular business hours.

Bring the Ticket to the Court Clerk's Office (first floor of the County Building, at the blue counter) and tell the clerk at the window that you wish to plead responsible and hand the clerk your ticket. You will be expected to pay the ticket in full at that time. Most fines and costs are listed at Civil Infraction/Traffic Fee Table on our website.

The Court accepts cash, in-county personal check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or Debit card. Payments through Official Payments can be made at any time during the day. Please note that if you are paying with a credit card a $5.95 convenience fee is charged. If the amount you are charging exceeds $500.00, you will need to make two or more separate transactions with a $5.95 charge per transaction.

Paying the ticket after regular business hours:

Please view Pay a Ticket on our website.

If you would like to admit responsibility with explanation:

You may admit responsibility with explanation of the circumstances by turning your ticket over and checking “Admit Responsibility with Explanation” and signing your name. On a separate piece of paper please write an explanation and include your phone number and address as well as payment for the ticket (Prices may be viewed on our website at Civil Infraction/Traffic Fees Table). When the Court receives your ticket and explanation, the matter will be reviewed and a disposition will be sent to you in about 3 weeks.


If you would like to deny responsibility:

You may deny responsibility for the ticket by looking at the back of your ticket and checking “Deny Responsibility” and signing your name. Please include your phone number and the address where the Court may contact you. After the court receives your ticket, an informal hearing will be set before the Attorney Magistrate approximately 3 weeks from the date the court receives the ticket. You will be required to appear in person on the date set for informal hearing. You will also need to bring any witnesses or evidence you may need to assist the Attorney Magistrate in deciding your case. If you have an attorney or wish to request a formal hearing in front of the Judge you may do so by indicating that on the back of your ticket.

73B District Court

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