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PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

- Face coverings required for everyone while inside the courthouse, regardless of vaccination status.

ADVISO DE SALUD PÚBLICA - Deberá usar cubrebocas en el edificio del tribunal, aunque esté vacunado.

Traffic Division

The Traffic Division in Ukiah and Fort Bragg handles all adult traffic and other infraction citations issued in Mendocino County.  Juvenile traffic citations are handled by Mendocino County Juvenile Probation.

Traffic Court Clerk's Office Information

The Traffic Division in both branches is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Judicial Holidays.

Telephone hours are 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Judicial Holidays, with pre-recorded information available 24 hours a day.
Traffic Division in Ukiah: (707)463-4660
Traffic Division in Fort Bragg: (707)964-3192

Juvenile traffic citations are handled by the Mendocino County Juvenile Probation Department. You may phone them at (707)234-6900.

Managing Traffic and Other Infraction Tickets

If you need more time to pay the fine, prefer to do community service instead of paying the fine, want a monthly payment plan or have other similar requests, court clerks in Ukiah and Fort Bragg can handle these requests without requiring a judge to approve them and without a court appearance. You may visit the court during regular business hours or mail in form MTR-200 Request for Infraction Resolution Alternatives to make these requests. The clerk will give you a written response in person or by mail.

MTR-200 Request for Infraction Resolution Alternatives (PDF)

You may submit other types of requests, such as fine reductions, dismissal of charges, additional extensions of time to pay or complete traffic school or community service, eliminate late fees or civil assessments, and other similar requests in writing to a judge. You may visit the court or mail in form MTR-180 Declaration and Request for Relief on Infraction Matter to ask a judge to review these requests. The judge’s decision will be mailed out to you within ten days of the date you submit your request.

MTR-180 Declaration and Request for Relief on Infraction Matter (PDF)

Please note that if you are pleading not guilty and seeking a court trial or trial by written declaration, this change will not affect you. The court will continue to schedule court trials in person and trials by written declaration.

Juvenile traffic citations are handled by the Mendocino County Juvenile Probation Department. You may phone them at (707)234-6900.

More on Managing Traffic and Other Infraction Tickets

  • Resolving your Citation

    Courtesy Notice and Options to Resolve your Citation, Appearance date / due date, Mandatory appearance, and more.

  • Pay your Fine/Bail

    Fine and Bail Payment Options, Traffic Violator School, Extensions, Request for Ability to Pay Determination, and more.

  • Traffic Violator School

    Traffic Violator School Benefits, Traffic Violator School Eligibility, How to Attend Traffic Violator School, and more.

  • Correctable Violations

    Types of Correctable Violations, How to submit Proof of Correction, and more.

  • Failure to Appear or Pay

    What Happens if You Fail to Pay or Appear on a Citation, How to Resolve Past Due Payments and DMV Holds on your License or Registration, and more.

  • Contesting a Citation

    Pleading Not Guilty and Appearing for Trial, Pleading Not Guilty and Trial by Written Declaration, and more.

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