Municipal Court

How to Resolve a Citation

  1. Review the yellow form attached to the citation.
  2. Wait 72 hours before contacting the court to ensure the court has received the citation from the police department and that it is entered into our system.
  3. Appear on or before the appearance date on the citation, either in writing or in person. Telephone calls do not satisfy this requirement.
  4. If you fail to appear as required, a warrant for your arrest will be issued, additional warrant fees will be added to your offense and for certain offenses an additional charge of Failure to Appear will be added.

Processing Fees

Beginning January 1, 2017 there will be a 3.75% processing fee (minimum of $3.50) per transaction when paying by credit card in the office .

Entering a Plea

The following are authorized pleas.

Not Guilty

When you enter this plea, you are stating to the court that you believe you are innocent of the charge and you wish to have your case placed on the trial docket. You will have a jury trial scheduled unless you waive that right and request a trial before the judge.

Guilty

Entering this plea means that you are admitting to the offense as charged. You will be required to pay the applicable fine plus all court costs.

No lo Contendere (or No Contest)

This plea means that you are not contesting the offense. You are not admitting that you committed the offense nor are you denying it either. However, you understand that you will still be responsible for paying the applicable fine plus all court costs. A "no contest" plea may not be used at a subsequent civil trial as evidence of guilt.