Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Correctable Violations
Photos by Adam Stewart
View from the Cliff House in the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Photo courtesy of Adam Stewart

TRAFFIC CLERK'S OFFICE INFORMATION

Office Hours:

8:30am-3:00pm Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays


Telephone hours:

8:30am-1:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays

Ukiah Fort Bragg
Phone:  (707) 463-4660 Phone:  (707) 964-3192 

 

Phone Payment Hours:  Pay your citation by phone 24 hours per day at (707)463-6872.

 

TYPES OF CORRECTABLE VIOLATIONS

Some violations are correctable and can be dealt with by showing proof of correction to the court. Your courtesy notice will tell you whether any of the violations on your citation are correctable. Typically these violations are either mechanical (broken taillight, burned out headlight, missing side mirror, etc.) or you were driving without your driver’s license or auto registration or auto insurance in the vehicle.

Depending on the violation, the court will require either:

  • proof of correction and payment of a $25 dismissal fee; or
  • the full amount of the fine/bail
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    SHOWING PROOF OF CORRECTION

    You may submit proof in person to the Clerk’s Office or complete form MTR-200 Request for Infraction Resolution Alternatives and mail it to the Court with your proof and $25 for each correctable violation.

    MTR-200 Request for Infraction Resolution Alternatives
    Mechanical Violations

    If you are cited for a mechanical violation, you can have your vehicle fixed and show it to an authorized representative of the issuing police agency. That representative can complete the Certificate of Correction located on the reverse of your courtesy notice or citation. Submit this to the court with $25 for each correctable violation and the violation will be dismissed. If you do not submit this proof, you must pay the entire amount shown on your courtesy notice.

     

    Driver's License Violations

    If you are cited for not having your current valid driver’s license in the vehicle when you were cited, before the due date on your citation, you may show your driver’s license to the court, pay $25 and the violation will be dismissed.

    If you were driving on an expired driver’s license, before the due date on your citation you may get your license renewed at the DMV and have a DMV clerk sign your citation or courtesy notice. Then submit this proof along with $25 and the violation will be dismissed.

    NOTE: If you were driving on a suspended driver’s license, you will not be eligible for a fine reduction.

     

    Auto Registration Violations

    If your registration is current but was not in the vehicle at the time you were cited, before the due date on your citation, submit a copy of the registration and $25 to the court and your violation will be dismissed.

    If your vehicle was not registered at the time of the violation, before the due date on your citation, pay your registration at the DMV and have the DMV clerk sign your citation or courtesy notice. Then submit this proof and $25 to the court and your violation will be dismissed.

    If you do not have current registration by the due date on your citation, you must pay the full amount of the fine/bail.

     

    Auto Insurance Violations

    Proof of insurance may be a copy of an insurance card or insurance policy. Proof submitted must show the policy number and the policy effective dates. The insurance policy referenced must cover the vehicle listed on the citation.

    If the vehicle was insured at the time you were cited, before the due date on your citation, you may obtain proof of insurance from the insurance company and submit it to the court, along with a $25 proof of correction fee. The violation will be dismissed.

    If the vehicle was not insured at the time you were cited, before the due date on your citation, you may obtain insurance and submit proof to the court and $25 fee. The violation will be dismissed.

    If you do not obtain insurance by the due date on your citation, you must pay the full amount of the fine/bail.

     

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