How to get on a payment plan
- You must go in person to the Violations Bureau on the 1st floor to sign up for a payment plan.
- Bring a picture ID.
- The cashier will enter all outstanding money due on a payment contract. Fines for multiple tickets can be included in one contract. Your balance will be due in monthly installment payments.
- Your first payment will be due in 15 days.
- However if any of the cases are in warrant status, you must pay 25% of the total balance due before the payment contract will be issued and your warrants canceled. The remainder of your balance will be due in equal monthly installment payments.
- Installment payments must be made in person or by mail. Installment payments and partial payments cannot be made online.
- Keep your mailing address update with the court.
- If you miss a payment your case will be set for a “show cause” hearing and a summons will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.
- If you bring your payments current before the court date, you may not have to attend the show cause hearing.
- Probation cases: If you received a probation revocation notice, you may still have to come to the hearing even if you bring your payments current. Please check with probation.
- If you cannot bring the payments current, you must come to the show cause hearing. If you do not, the judge will issue a failure to appear warrant for your arrest.
Show cause hearing warrants
If you have an attorney, you should speak to your attorney. The court cannot give legal advice and cannot advise you which option is best for your circumstances.
Your options for a show cause hearing warrant are to either:
- Pay off the balance of the payment plan in full.
- Pay the past due amount to become current on the payment arrangement.
- Get on a new payment plan and pay 25% down.
- Post bond and receive a new court date.
- Appear at a walk-in docket to talk to a judge about recalling your warrant and your ability to make payments. Be aware that the judge may or may not order you to be taken into custody on your warrant.