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Why did I receive a courtesy notice?

A courtesy notice will be mailed to the address on your citation. The notice contains general information about requirements and options available for resolving the ticket, which may include:
  • Amount of bail, based on the violations and your prior driving history
  • Proof of correction requirements for mechanical violations
  • Mandatory court appearance requirements
  • Traffic school eligibility requirements
  • A return envelope to the court is provided with the courtesy notice.

The date at the bottom of your citation is not a court date. It is the date by which you should take action on your citation.

If you have not received a courtesy notice within four (4) weeks of receiving the citation, please bring your citation to one of the Traffic Division windows at the courthouse. Failure to receive a courtesy notice is not a legal excuse for failing to take care of the citation. It is your responsibility to resolve the citation on or before the due date. When submitting payments and/or documents by mail, allow 10 days for delivery and processing.
If you do not receive a courtesy notice it may be because:
  • The Court has not received the original citation from the law enforcement agency.
  • Your current address may not be updated with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and you may not have shown the officer your change of address card along with your driver's license.
  • The address written on the citation may be incorrect or incomplete.
  • Information may have been missing from the citation and sent back to the officer to amend or correct.
  • Post office error.
You are still responsible for contacting the Court whether you receive a notice or not. If you are unsure about your options, appear at the Court no later than the date listed at the bottom of your citation.
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