Municipal Court Fine Schedule

Please Read - PAYMENT BY CASH, CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER ONLY - we do not accept credit cards, debit cards, or payments over the phone. If you wish to use a credit card you can contact TRAFFICPAYMENT.COM at 800-444-1187 to pay with a credit card. They will charge a convenience fee.

Please note that if you are going to pay your fine by mail, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CALL THE COURT! 

Pay online or call 1- 800-444-1187. Please read the entire page on trafficpayment.com before you attempt to pay. Defensive driving fees, deferred disposition fees, or compliance fees are not accepted through trafficpayment.com. These payments require additional paperwork, and therefore, must be paid directly to the court. Warrants can be paid through trafficpayment.com, but you must first contact the court for the full amount that you owe. Trafficpayment.com will only accept FULL payments for violations or warrants. Partial payments are not accepted.
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Speeding Violations NOT in a School Zone are as follows: 

Violation                                  Fine Rate                                                                        Fine Rate
                       Offenses Prior to Sept. 1, 2019                                 Offenses On or After Sept 1, 2019
1-10 mph over                                       $175                                                                                       $195
11-20 mph over                                       $215                                                                                       $235
21-30 mph over                                       $295                                                                                       $315
Over 30 mph, you must contact the court

Speeding Violations in a School Zone are as follows:

IF VIOLATION OCCURS IN A SCHOOL ZONE PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT

Violation                                           Fine Rate                                                            Fine Rate  
                          Offenses Prior to Sept. 1, 2019                                Offenses On or After Sept 1, 2019
1-10 mph over                                                $235                                                                                      $255
11-20 mph over                                                $290                                                                                      $310
Over 20 mph, you must contact the court

Other Moving Violations are as follows:

Violation            Fine Rate                                             Fine Rate  
Offenses Prior to Sept. 1, 2019     Offenses On or After Sept 1, 2019
Failure to yield, right-of-way                  $200                                                         $220
Ran stop sign, red light, or flashing red light                  $175                                                         $195
Driving on wrong side of the road, not passing                  $160                                                         $180
Failure to control speed                  $200                                                         $220
Fail to signal intent                  $150                                                         $170
Fail to stop for school bus                  $625                                                         $645
Fail to drive in single lane                  $150                                                         $170
Failure to dim headlights                  $150                                                         $170
Following too close                  $150                                                         $170
Cutting across parking lot                  $165                                                         $185
Driving without headlights at night                  $150                                                         $170

Non-moving Violations are as follows:

Violations                               Fine Rate                                        Fine Rate
              Offenses Prior to Sept. 1, 2019     Offenses On or After Sept 1, 2019                                                                
No/Expired driver's license                                  $275                                                           $295
Invalid driver's license - suspended or revoked (DWLI)                                  $350                                                           $370
Defective equipment - brake, head, tail, or tag lights                                  $150                                                           $170
Failure to maintain financial responsibility (1st offense)                                  $291                                                           $291
Failure to maintain financial responsibility (2nd offense)                                      $516                                                           $516
No/Expired vehicle registration                                  $225                                                           $245
Display fictitious vehicle registration                                  $250                                                           $270
Seat belt violation (driver - passenger)                                  $149                                                           $169
DL Restricted (Corrective Lens)                                  $175                                                           $195
Unrestrained child under two (2) years of age                                  $199                                                           $219
Unrestrained child under four (4) years of age                                  $199                                                           $219
Operate unregistered motor vehicle                                  $225                                                            $245
Failure to change address on driver's license                                  $150                                                            $170
Littering                                 $249                                                             $269
Possession of drug paraphernalia                                 $316                                                             $316
Public intoxication                                 $316                                                             $316       
Open container                                 $267                                                             $267
* Failure to appear                                 $261                                                             $266

* Failure to Appear charges are added when no appearance is made to the court by the date given on the citation or if no date is given, then 10 calendar days of the citation date. Please note that a warrant will be issued for your arrest when the FTA is issued.

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Dismissals:

Expired Motor Vehicle Registration - Present proof of the correction within 20 working days from the date of the offense and the violation will be dismissed with a $20 dismissal fee. (you must pay a 20% penalty fee to the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time the registration is renewed. If this penalty is not paid, the Court cannot dismiss the citation.

Expired Driver’s License - Present proof of a renewed Driver’s License within 20 working days from the date of the offense and the citation will be dismissed with a $20 dismissal fee. The proof is that paper license which will have the date of renewal.

Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (no insurance) - If you have been charged with Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (no insurance), you must appear in Municipal Court on or before you appearance date. If you have insurance, you must present a valid insurance card or policy which was in effect at the time of your offense. The insurance agency will be contacted by telephone to verify coverage. You may provide proof of insurance by mail, by fax, by email or in person.

No Insurance in Vehicles Other than Your Own - If you were operating a car other thank your own, you also must obtain a letter from the owner stating the owner granted you permission to operate the vehicle and proof that the vehicle was covered.
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* This Section ONLY Applies to CITY ORDINANCE Violations

Please note that citations written for violations of city ordinances have fines that vary from $100 to $2,000. You must make an appearance to the Municipal Court within 20 calendar days of the citation date. A telephone call does NOT constitute an appearance. Court costs are collected in addition to fine costs.
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For any charges or fines not listed above or if you have questions, YOU MUST CONTACT THE COURT AT 972-924-3325.