Resolving Your Citation
Traffic Court Clerk's Office Information
The clerk's offices in both branches are open Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays.
Public Counter Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Telephone Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Telephone Number: (707)463-4660
Locations and mailing addresses:
Mendocino County Courthouse, 100 North State Street, Room 108, Ukiah CA 95482
Ten Mile Branch, 700 South Franklin Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437
Pay by Visa, Mastercard, or Discover using the Court Case Information Portal. Search for your case by citation number, case number or your name and birthdate. Convenience fee automatically added.
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.