If you intend to pay the amount due on your case, you may do so on or before the date that appears at the bottom of your ticket. If you choose to pay the amount due, the violation is considered paid and the resulting conviction will be placed upon your driving record if it is a reportable offense.

If your ticket does not require a mandatory appearance, you can avoid the inconvenience of coming to the court by paying the amount due for your ticket online by clicking the PAY TRAFFIC TICKET online link.

You may also pay by mailing the amount indicated on your reminder notice to the court address listed, coming to the counter in person, or speaking with a clerk over the phone. We accept cash, checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards. Please be sure to include your citation or ticket number with your payment.

For your convenience, an express drop box for payment and correspondence is located in or near our public lobby; open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please do not submit duplicate payments or cash in the box, and allow a minimum of two to three days for processing. You need not be concerned that this processing time will render any timely payment delinquent. Failure to respond to your ticket by the due date may result in a $100 civil assessment penalty being added to the original amount due and a referral to a collection agency pursuant to Penal Code 1214.1 or the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. In addition, if your account is referred to a collection agency, you may be subject to wage garnishments and bank levies through the franchise tax board court-ordered debt collection program.

You may request an extension on your traffic ticket by calling the court phone number listed on the reminder notice or by coming to the court in person.

If you have a financial hardship and can show that you are unable to pay the full amount for the offenses on your traffic ticket, you may request the court to consider your ability to pay. However, you must appear before the court to do so.