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Traffic Violation Information

Read this information carefully. You may be able to resolve your complaint without having to appear in court

  1. If you are a JUVENILE (under 18 years of age), regardless of your charge, you must appear in person on your initial appearance date WITH A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
  2. If you are an adult (18 years of age or older) and charged with any criminal traffic or criminal offense, you MUST appear in person on your initial appearance date and go before a judge.
  3. If you are an adult (18 years of age or older) and charged with a civil traffic offense, you may:

Admit Responsibility: Pay fine by mail, in person or online, on or before the date listed on your citation. (to pay online click HERE.  An online fee will be assessed);

Attend Defensive Driving School: This will only dismiss one moving violation.  Please follow the instructions listed below;

Deny Responsibility: You may request a hearing.  Please follow the Instructions listed below.

FAILURE TO RESPOND on a civil traffic complaint by the appearance date will result in a default judgment against you for the bond/fine amount, plus a late and default fee of $70. Your driver license will be suspended until the fine/sanction and fees are paid in full.

FAILURE TO APPEAR by the appearance date on the citation for a Criminal or Criminal Traffic charge will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and your driver license being suspended.

NOTICE: Per ARS 12-116, a $20 onetime fee will be added to each citation not paid in full on the date Court imposes sanctions.

Any unpaid balance may be turned over to a collection agency and/or tax intercept program and collection fees will be assessed.

Equipment Repair Violations

  • If you were cited for any of the following charges: ARS   28-924A, 28-925A, 28-931C, 28-939, 28-941, 28-952, 28-956, 28-957B or 28-957.01A

Mandatory Insurance

  • Violation of ARS §28-4135A,B,C
    If you had insurance on the date cited on the vehicle you were driving or any vehicle where you are the named insured, mail proof of insurance (to reach the court on or before your court date) and the charge will be dismissed.
    OR
    Fine may be reduced to $133 with proof of a six-month insurance policy and a Motor Vehicle Record showing no 28-4135 violations within the past 24 months or no more than one 28-4135 violation in the past 36 months.

Registration Violations

  • 28-2158C ....................................................................$156
    (No Registration in possession) – Fine may be suspended if you show proof vehicle was registered on violation date, but didn’t have it in possession.
  • 28-2153A ....................................................................$166
    (No current registration/expired registration) -  May be suspended if defendant shows proof they do not own the vehicle or may be reduced to $78 with proof vehicle was registered after violation date.
  • 28-2532A ....................................................................$585
    (No current plates/registration) - May be reduced to $133 with proof vehicle was registered after violation date. 
  • 28-4139A ....................................................................$493
    (Display plate suspended for financial responsibility)  - May be reduced to $136 with proof of insurance on the vehicle you were driving and obtaining a valid registration after you were citied. 

Bond/Fine Schedule

  • View the current Bond/Fine Schedule.
    Pursuant to  A.R.S: §§12-116.04 (A), an additional $13 assessment has been added to all violations that occur on or after July 20, 2011 to which state surcharges currently apply.

Admit Responsibility: Pay the Fine by Mail

  • If you wish to admit responsibility (civil traffic charges only) and pay your fine, without appearing in court, payment must be received prior to your court date (located on bottom of citation). Points will be assessed on your driver license by MVD for moving violations.
  • Refer to the bond/fine schedule for your fine amount. Add  $25 to your total fine for a Court Security Fee per Town Ordinance (O) 10-3, section 5-5-1(A)
  • To pay by mail, complete the Admit Responsiblity (Civil Traffic) form and mail to Oro Valley Magistrate Court with payment in full.  Or pay online (an online fee will be assessed) using the online payment system.