Traffic Division

You have three (3) options with a civil infraction: 

  • Admit Responsibility  by mail, in person, or by representation. Waive your right to a hearing and agree to pay the fines and costs for the civil infraction alleged on the front of the citation.
  • Sign the back of the citation in the appropriate area, obtain the amount of your citation and mail or bring in to the court, with your cash, *check,  money order and a valid credit /debit card (with MC/VISA logo)within 15 calendar days.
  • Admit Responsibility with an Explanation  by mail, in person, or by representation. 
    • In Person: Sign the back of the citation in the appropriate area. Appear within 15 calendar days. Explanation hearings are heard Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm; Check-in times for these hearings are at 9:15 am  and  at 1:15 pm.
    • By Mail:  Sign the back of the citation in the appropriate area. Mail your signed copy of the citation and your explanation on a separate sheet of paper to the court within 15 calendar days. The court will mail you its determination and, if applicable order any fines and costs to be paid.
  • Deny Responsibility  to deny responsibility you must sign the back of the citation in the appropriate area and indicate your choice; informal or formal hearing and submit to the court within 15 calendar days.
    • An informal hearing is before a magistrate or judge; neither side may have an attorney OR
    • A formal hearing is before a judge, at which time you will meet with the city attorney and officer; you may be represented by an attorney.

For more information on any of these options, please contact the Traffic Division at 313.277.7485.

*OUT OF STATE CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED