Traffic Court

General Information


Contact

Fairfield Phone: (707) 207-7360

Fairfield Fax: (707) 436-2282

Fairfield G..C. Services: (707) 426-4304

Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 12 PM & 1PM - 3 PM

Vallejo Phone: (707) 561-7860

Vallejo G.C. Services: (707) 558-9215

Traffic School: (707) 561-7860

Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 12 PM & 1PM - 3 PM

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Visit
Fairfield Branch:
Hall of Justice
600 Union Ave,
Fairfield CA 94533

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 3 PM

Vallejo Branch:
Solano Justice Building
321 Tuolumne St,
Vallejo CA 94590

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 3 PM

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The Traffic Division handles adult (18 years old and over) traffic violations and minor offenses (infractions only). Other violations also filed in Traffic Division include:

  • Fish & Game
  • Local city and county ordinances
  • Boating
  • Dog/animal citations.

The following are not handled by the traffic department:

  • Parking Citation: Contact the original citing agency.
  • Juvenile Citations: Are processed through the Probation Department at (707) 784-7631.
  • Criminal Violations: Driving under the influence (DUI) or any misdemeanor or felony violations are handled through the Criminal Division.

Clerks cannot give legal advice or answer legal questions. If you plan to proceed with your case without an attorney, the Court Law Library has the reference material to assist you. The library is located on the 3rd floor of the Hall of Justice building, 600 Union Avenue, Fairfield.

FAQs

If your driver’s license has been suspended for failure to appear, you may appear or pay the fine due and a release of your suspension will be issued. If you wish for the court to consider your ability to pay the underlying fine, ask to address this with the court when you appear. If you wish an immediate release upon appearance, or payment in full, the court will update the DMV files electronically.

The arresting agency may be contacted for a copy of an accident report. At times the judge/commissioner may provide a copy upon court appearance.

Failure to take care of your traffic ticket by your appearance date, either by paying for it by mail, or by appearing in court on or before, will result in your case being transferred to a collection agency. An additional charge of $300.00 will be imposed, and the DMV may suspend your driver’s license. In some instances, there may be a warrant ordered for your arrest.

On your citation there is a location indicated to which you are to report. Court addresses are available on our Court Locations page.

Notices sent to you by the courts are done as a courtesy to you. If you don’t receive a notice on or before your appearance date, you should make arrangements to contact the appropriate court as listed above.

You may be eligible to attend traffic school if all of the following apply:

If you have not attended traffic school within the last 18 months prior to this citation;
You have a valid driver’s license;
You have no outstanding Failures to Appear;
This citation only involves a moving infraction and does not involve any drug or alcohol violations;
You were not speeding more than 25 mph over the posted limit.
Failure to attend traffic school can adversely affect your driving record and insurance.

The majority of traffic citations are not mandatory appearances. Check your courtesy notice for this information. If you signed your citation, you should at least make sure you contact the court on or before your court date.

Generally, yes. There are different types of extensions for different types of traffic matters. The procedures vary between the two courts. You will need to contact the court listed on your citation for further details.

Once you have paid your bail plus the $49 traffic school fee to the court, you will receive a 90-day continuance to allow you time to go to school and present proof of completion to the court. Please refer to Traffic School information for the list of schools. You may present proof at any time on or before that date. When a proof is presented to the court, the moving violation will be dismissed.

Yes. A fee is due to the court in the amount of the bail plus $49 and a fee to the Traffic School that you attend. Methods of instruction and class fees vary.

Yes. Credit card payments are accepted by calling or clicking the branch link:
Fairfield Branch – 1-800-496-4085
Vallejo Branch – 1-800-687-2069
Please note: you must have your docket number and bail amount available to use this method.

You can obtain a list from your local court, from the Department of Motor Vehicles http://www.dmv.ca.gov .
You may also check your local yellow pages under Driving Schools.

Clerks are not able to provide legal advice. It is suggested you either contact an attorney or perform your own research prior to filing any paperwork.

Click Court Declaration for a Declaration form. This declaration must be filled out properly in order to submit your declaration request to the judicial officer.