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Procedure for a Traffic Violation

The citation (ticket) you received gives you 14 days to appear or post bail. You may, pay in person, mail your payment or put it in the drop box located in the parking lot east of City Hall. We now have the capability to pay online.

If you do not do something (appear or forfeit) within 14 calendar days from the date written on the ticket, then a LATE NOTICE is mailed - adding $50 to your fine. If you do not respond to the late notice, then (1) a "failure to appear" violation is added AND (2) a warrant is issued for your arrest, adding another $250 or more to your charges.

You may get an attorney to represent you if you wish, but it is not necessary in Justice Court.

For First-Time Offenders and Minor Traffic Violations:

If you do NOT wish to contest the ticket you must:

  1. Pay the fine in full by mail or pay in person or on the web. You will need your citation # or case # to do so.
  2. If you do not have the money for your fine, call the court to make arrangements to see the Judge regarding payment arrangements.
  3. If your record is clean and you have a minor traffic violation, the traffic class might be an option for you, provided you have not had a plea in abeyance or been to traffic school anywhere within the last 3 years.
  4. Call the court or appear within 14 days.

If you want to contest the ticket you must call the court within 14 days to make arrangements for an arraignment (to enter a "not guilty" plea).

Procedure Chart

STATE OF UTAH UNIFORM BAIL SCHEDULE

FINES PAYABLE BY MAIL

Accidents-- $150
     Follow too close
     Fail maintain control
     Improper lookout
     Improper Backing
     Negligent Collision
     Fail Yield/L turn

Fine Dismissed if Valid at Time
No driver's license on person
No insurance
No registration card
Fix-it/equipment violation
Handicapped
 

FINE REDUCED BY $10.00 WITH PROOF OF COMPLIANCE
Faulty equipment
Expired Registration
Expired Drivers license
Temp driver's license
$50
$50
$50
$50

MOVING VIOLATION $120
Failure to Stop
Failure to Yield
Drive left of center
Improper passing
No pass-hill
Lane marking
Improper turn
Failure to signal
Failure to dim lights
Driving w/o lights
Bicycle lane
HOV violation

OTHER
Fail Yield/ Emergency
Fail stop/school bus
Vehicle Trespass
Under 17 curfew
Truck Route
$150
$170
$50
$170
$150

SPEEDING VIOLATION
*Fine doubled in construction zone
*1 - 10 mph over
*11 - 15 mph over
*16 - 20 mph over
*21 - 25 mph over
*26-30 mph over
$120
$150
$200
$270
$370

SCHOOL ZONE SPEEDING
(*Not eligible for Traffic School)
**1 - 9 mph over
$140
**10 - 19 mph over
$240
**20 + mph over
$440
(**Mandatory appearance
Fine raised for 2nd offense)

PARKING VIOLATIONS $40
Parking prohibited
Parked on street for sale
Limited Winter parking
Parking in red zone
School bus zone zone
$110
Handicap Parking
$125

NON MOVING
VIOLATION

No head gear
$50
Obscurr Vision
$50
Seat belt
$45
Child Restraint
$45
Faulty Equip
$50
Expired registration
$50

DRIVER LICENSE
VIOLATION

No valid DL/Expired
$40
No driver's license on person
$40
Never obtained driver's license
$75
Denied driver's license
$50
Violation of learner permit
$40

REGISTRATION
No registration card
$50
Expired registration
$50
New resident fail to register
$1010
Improper plate display
$50
Wrong plates on vehicle
$110

CITY/STATE ORDINANCES
(Mandatory Court Appearance)

Animal loose
Animal nuisance
Animal attack
Dog license
Hit and Run
Racing
Reckless driving
No insurance
Driving on suspended license
Driving while fatigued/ill (which contributes to an accident)

If the fine is not listed, please contact the court
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