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Resolving Your Citation

Traffic Clerk's Office Information

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays

Telephone hours: 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays
Ukiah Phone:  (707)463-4660
Fort Bragg Phone:  (707)964-3192 

Pay through the court’s Case Information Portal: Pay by Visa or MasterCard using the court’s Portal.  Search for your case by citation number, case number or your name and birthdate. 

Court’s Portal

Courtesy Notice and Options to Resolve Your Citation

After receiving a traffic or other infraction citation, the court will mail a courtesy notice to the address on your citation. If your address is incorrect on the citation, please contact the court as soon as possible. The courtesy notice will tell you how much you owe, the due date of the payment, and other options you may have to resolve your citation. These options may include:

  • Attending traffic violator school to keep the traffic violation off your public driving record
  • Correcting mechanical violations (taillights, headlights, mirrors) for a reduced fine amount
  • Correcting violations related to your driver’s license, auto registration and auto insurance for a reduced fine amount
  • Seeking a reduction in the fine amount from the court based on your inability to pay the fine
  • Requesting community service (volunteer work) instead of paying a fine

Courtesy notices are not processed immediately after you receive the citation. Do not call the court about your citation until it is two weeks or less from the due date on your citation. The court is unable to provide information about your case until your citation has been processed.

If you do not receive a courtesy notice, you must still appear at the clerk's office or settle your case by mail by the date and time as listed on your citation. Please contact the court on or before the due date if you have not received a courtesy notice.

Appearance Date / Due Date

The date written on the bottom of the citation is the due date of your citation. If you receive a courtesy notice with a date later than the one on your citation, the date on your courtesy notice is the revised due date. It is important that you take action by this date in order to prevent additional fees and penalties from being imposed by the court and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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