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SCAM ALERT

The Court is aware that a scammer is spoofing the court's telephone number and calling people claiming they are a Deputy from the US District Court. The recipients of the phone calls are told that they did not respond to a subpoena, and they need to post a bond or turn themselves into the Tahoe City Courthouse.  These calls are NOT affiliated with the court.

COVID-19 Update:

Pursuant to Executive Order 205, appropriate face coverings are strongly recommended at the Nevada City and Truckee Courthouses. View updates related to COVID-19.

Alert:

Do not visit any Nevada County Courthouse if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19; have had direct exposure to someone known to have COVID-19; or if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, headache or shortness of breath. Instead, contact your attorney or call the court at (530) 362-4309 to arrange an alternative.

Pay Fines & Fees

Payment Portal Case Lookup

Use the Payment Portal to look up a case in our system (including traffic tickets or other citations) and make credit card payments when there is a balance due.

First-time users should review the brief help topics below before accessing the system.

If you would like more information about Traffic Court including topics such as Financial Hardship Fine Reductions, Traffic School, contesting a ticket or other citation, changing appearance dates, etc., visit our Traffic Court page.

Notice: Correctable Violations ("Fix-It Tickets")

If you have a correctable violation, do not pay for it online before contacting the court. Once you provide proof of correction to the court, your fine may be reduced.

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Help Topics

Please note: It can take law enforcement agencies up to 30 days to send your citation to the court. Citations must be in our computer system before you can view or pay them online.

Upon entering the Payment Portal, you will be on the Main Search page. You will only need to know your case or citation number.

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Payment Portal Screenshot

Once you have found your case or citation (see previous Help Topic), you will be asked to select an option. 

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Payment Portal Options

If your selected option involves payment, you will be directed to a payment screen to enter your card information. 

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Payment Portal Payment Screen

** additional service fee will be charged

If you cannot afford to pay the full amount of a fine for an infraction offense (including most traffic tickets), you may ask the court to reduce the amount you owe.

Please note that if you do not act by the date on your citation and reminder notice, the court may add an additional fee of up to $100. If you cannot afford the fine amount, you can request a reduction to the amount you owe at any time while the fines remain unpaid.

The easiest way to request a fine reduction is to use the court’s online tool for ability to pay request. The MyCitations online tool allows you to enter a plea and make an ability to pay requests on eligible infractions without going to court. In addition to requesting a reduction, you can request a payment plan, more time to pay, or ask to complete community service instead of paying fines and fees. If your case is currently in collections and you cannot afford to pay your debt, you may still use MyCitations.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and you use the online tool to request a reduction, you may also use the online tool to ask the court to set up a payment plan, ask for an extension of time to pay what you owe and/or ask to complete community service hours in place of the fine. Payment plans will be approved for no more than $25 per month if you are approved for an ability-to-pay request.

Fines and fees owed from a misdemeanor or felony offense are not eligible to request a reduction.

Request Fine Reduction Now

Do not use the online tool if you want to:

1) Contest the citation

2) Attend traffic school

3) Get a dismissal or reduction of charges with proof of correction

To request a fine reduction by mail, use form TR-320/CR320  - Can't Afford to Pay Fine: Traffic and Other Infractions. Please contact the clerk’s office for more information about using the form.

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