Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pay Traffic Fines By Making Monthly Payments

You may request monthly payments if you wish to pay the fine (bail) and close your case, but cannot do so all at once. There is an administrative fee of $35.00 for violations occurring 07/31/13 and before, OR a fee of $50.00 for violations occurring 08/01/13 and after added to the total amount due. You must also pay a down payment of 10 percent of the total fine at the time you sign up for payments.

  1. To determine the down payment amount, view the 10% Down Payment Calculator. If you need assistance determining your down payment amount, contact the court at (916) 875-7800.
  2. Once you know your down payment amount, print the Monthly Payment Request. Mail the completed form, plus the down payment to:

Sacramento Superior Court, Traffic Division
301 Bicentennial Circle, Room 100
Sacramento, CA 95826

Incomplete requests cannot be processed and may result in additional penalties.

Once your monthly payment plan has been established by the court, the Department of Revenue Recovery will process the monthly billing and payments on behalf of the court. Any questions or correspondence should be directed to the Department of Revenue Recovery - external link.

Failure to pay as agreed will result in your account becoming delinquent. Collection enforcement includes, but is not limited to, garnishment of your wages, seizure of funds in your bank account(s), placement of a lien on any real property you own, the balance of your fine reported to various credit bureaus as delinquent, and seizure of your California State Income Tax refund.

You cannot make monthly payments and request Traffic Violator School.

Other Payment Options