Traffic Division of the District Court

Traffic Citations

Civil Infraction traffic tickets are processed by the Traffic Division. Respondents have 10 calendar days to contact the Court and 19 calendar days from the date of the ticket to pay or request a hearing. Failure to contact the Court can result in additional fees being assessed and issuance of a suspension of driving privileges through the Secretary of State.

Respondents may request an Informal Hearing with the Magistrate or a Formal Hearing before the Judge by signing the back of the ticket, include a phone number and your correct mailing address, and bringing the ticket to the District Court, or mailing it in.

Informal Hearings are always held on Monday afternoon before the Magistrate, where the citing officer and respondent are present.

Formal Hearings are typically held on Thursdays before the Judge, where the citing officer, Prosecuting Attorney, and the respondent (and retained counsel) may be present.

Common Citations & Fine Amounts

Speeding 1-5 mph over          $110.00
Speeding 6-10 mph over        $120.00
Speeding 11-15 mph over      $140.00
Speeding 16-20 mph over      $160.00
Speeding 21-25 mph over      $180.00
Speeding 26-30 mph over      $200.00
Speeding 31+ mph over         Contact Court

 Seatbelt Violation                     $65.00
 Child Restraint Violation          $85.00
Careless Driving                        $200.00
Disobey Stop Sign*                  $120.00
Disobey Traffic Signal*            $120.00
Expired Registration                $100.00
Failed to Yield (Accident*)       $125.00

*Note: If any of the violations resulted in an accident, there is an additional $25 accident fee.

*Points are added by the Secretary of State as required by law. The court has no jurisdiction over the assessment of points.
More information regarding points can be obtained online.

Online Payment Information

YOU MAY PAY YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET OR COURT FINES BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE.

*Note – A service fee will be assessed when paying by credit card.

You will need:

1. Your ticket number or case number

2. The amount you intend to pay

(See the list of common traffic offenses and fine amounts above)

3. Your credit card information

CLICK TO MAKE YOUR CREDIT CARD PAYMENT:

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Other Payment Options

You may also pay your traffic ticket or court fines by check, or money order, made payable to: 84th District Court.

We also accept payment at the District Court Office by cash, check, or money order.

You will need:

1. Your ticket number or case number in the memo line

2. The amount you intend to pay

(See the list of common traffic offenses and fine amounts above)

Quick Links

Secretary of State:

          Click: Driver Improvement Course           Click: Point System

Trucking Safety:

              Click: Michigan Center for Truck Safety