California Courts Traffic & Ticket Basics

If you are cited for a traffic infraction, you must follow through with the "Pay or Appear" date on the ticket.

Courtesy Notices are mailed but not a requirement or intended as an extension for time.

Pay or Appear date is critical, do not overlook or wait for the notice.

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I've been issued a traffic citation, now what do I do?

Ticket? Once your citation is filed with this court, you will be sent a courtesy notice containing necessary information.

If After three weeks from the citation date you have not received this notice, please contact the Court.

Citation Resolution Options: There are four options available.

1.- Forfeit bail and pay entire amount of assessed fine (Your DMV record will be affected)

2.- Show proof of correction for 16028(a) (no insurance), 4000(a) (no vehicle registration) and mechanical and pay reduced amount of correction fee (Your DMV record will not affected)

3.- Request traffic school and pay entire amount of assessed fine plus $57.00 traffic school fee (DMV will be notified of traffic school dismissal)

4.- Contest violation and request trial in person or by mail, bail is required.

Your courtesy notice will reflect whether you are eligible to attend traffic school. If you are eligible you may attend a DMV approved traffic school class or an approved Imperial County home study traffic school program.

The current approved list will accommodate several methods of home study. These are Internet, video or workbook programs.

Payment Information (Court Valley Plaza)

« Inquiries:  Citation.Traffic@imperial.courts.ca.gov  (Provide Full Name , Citation Number and Ticketing Agency)

« Citation Payment Service Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover. Secure payment service through VeriSign/PayPal. No Service Charges for use.

Enter to E-netpay »

« Payment Window or Phone 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. Check, Money Order, Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover

« DMV Release will be delayed if payment is made with personal check.


Law Enforcement

BLM Rangers (760) 337-4400 1661 S. Fourth St. El Centro 92243
Calif Highway Patrol (760) 482-2500 2331 Highway 86, Imperial 92251
Calif Highway Patrol (760) 768-0294 One Killingsworth Dr. Felicity, 92283
Calif. Highway Patrol (760) 768-4000 1700 E. Carr Rd. Calexico, 92231
Imperial County Sheriffs (760) 339-6302 328 Applestill Rd. El Centro 92243

City Police

Brawley Police (760) 344-2111 352 Main St. Brawyley 92227
Calexico Police (760) 768-2140 420 E. 5th St. Calexico 92231
Calipatria Police (760) 348-2211 140 W. Main St. Calipatria
El Centro Police (760) 352-2211 150 N. 11th Ave. El Centro 92243
Holtville Police (760) 356-2991 222 W. 4th St. Holtville
Imperial Police (760) 355-4327 424 S. Imperial Ave. Imperial
Westmorland Police (760) 344-3457 355 S. Center St. Westmorland


Traffic Infractions Court Valley Plaza Location - Google Maps
Contact Information    [Back to Top]
El Centro Courthouse
(760) 482-2200
939 West Main Street
El Centro, CA. 92243
8:00am to 4:00pm Mon-Fri
TTY-TDD (760) 352-3492
Family Law Self Help : (760) 482-2233
Small Claim Info : (760) 482-2238
Jury Commissioners : (760) 482-2259
Jury Duty Recording : (760) 482-2260
Law Library : (760) 482-2271
Valley Plaza Infractions Court
1625 Main Street
El Centro, CA. 92243
8:00am to 4:00pm Mon-Fri
Call Center : (760) 336-3500
Collections : (760) 336-3510
Accounting/Finance : (760) 336-3515
Human Resources : (760) 336-3530
Brawley Courthouse
(760) 336-3550
220 Main Street
Brawley, CA. 92227
8:00am to 4:00pm Mon-Fri
Winterhaven Court
(760) 336-3500
2124 Winterhaven Dr.
Winterhaven CA. 92283
9:00am to 3:00pm Tue-Wed-Thurs
Court Closed Mondays and Fridays
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