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Traffic faqs

Frequently Asked Questions:

This page is designed to help you find answers to any Traffic Court questions you may have.

  1. FAQs:
  2. Emailing Traffic Court

  3. Legal Assistance
  1. FAQs

    • Citations:

      1. Courtesy Notice: When will I hear from the Court after getting a ticket? What is the status of my ticket? Where is my Courtesy Notice? Click for Answer -->

      2. Can't Pay Online: When I try to pay for my ticket online it says my ticket can't be found and that I should contact the Court - why? Click for Answer -->

      3. Vehicle Code: Where can I look up the code on my traffic ticket? Specifically VC40508a? Click for Answer -->
    •   Payments:

      1. Paying Fine Online: Can I pay my traffic fine online? Click for Answer -->

      2. Amount of Fine: Why is my fine so high, or more than the officer told me? Click for Answer -->  

      3. Civil Assessment: Why do I have to pay Civil Assessment? Click for Answer -->

      4. Need More Time to Pay: Can I have longer to pay my ticket? Answer: see the Extensions page on this website
    • Traffic School:

      1. After Traffic School: What do I do after I have completed traffic school? Click for Answer -->

      2. Traffic School Options: Can I complete Traffic School online? What are my other options? What if I live in another county? Click for Answer -->
  2. Emailing Traffic Court

    If you are unable to find the answer to your Traffic Court-related question after reviewing the pages in our Traffic Self-Help section, the Traffic Division pages, and the Frequently Asked Questions above, you can contact our Traffic Department by email at If your question is not covered on the Court's websites, we will do our best to respond to your question within 48 hours.
  3. Legal Assistance

    We cannot give legal advice, only legal information. Please refer to our Free & Low-Cost Legal Help page, as well as the Judicial Council Self-Help website .

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