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extensions

This page tells you about what to do if you need more time to take care of your ticket:

  1. What if I don’t have a Court date yet?
  2. What if I already have a Court date scheduled?
  1. What if I don’t have a Court date yet?

    Ask for an extension in person, by phone or in writing before the due date. (See contact info on the Traffic Courthouse locations page.)

    The Clerk can only give you one extension ("continuance"). And you can’t ask for more than 30 days past the due date.There is no fee for an extension. The clerk may give more time to:

    • pay the ticket/fine
    • get proof of correction on equipment violations
    • ask for a court date (you may ask for a court date to request more time to pay your fine or get proof of correction on equipment violations if your case has not already been sent to collections)

    If the due date has passed, the clerk will not give you an extension.


  2. What if I already have a Court date scheduled?

    Ask for an extension in person, by phone or in writing. (See contact info on the Traffic Courthouse locations page.)

    The Clerk can only give you one extension ("continuance") and only for cases that are set for arraignment or court trial and the matter was not set by the Court.

    If your court date is for arraignment, you must ask for your continuance at least ten court days before that date.

    If your court date is for a court trial, you must ask for your continuance at least ten court days before that date.
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