Traffic Court – Enhanced Court Collections (ECC) Print this Page
Phone: (415) 473-3150 / Fax: (415) 473-3151
Location: See Below
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm




Enhanced Court Collections (ECC) is the collection agency responsible for collecting delinquent court fines and fees. Once payment of a fine or bail becomes delinquent, the Court will add a $300 civil assessment and other monetary sanctions to the amount still owed and forward the delinquent account to ECC. ECC will then contact individuals to explain the collection methods that may be used to enforce court orders if fines or bail are not paid in full.

Once cases have been referred to ECC, violators lose the opportunity to work with the Court directly to resolve their outstanding case, attend traffic violator school, perform community service work, or request any other relief from the Court. Please be advised that ECC cannot change the terms of any court order.

Individuals may pay delinquent fines or bail in full, or work out payment arrangements, directly with ECC, located at 88 Rowland Way, Suite 200, in Novato. Payments may be made by cash, check, cashier's check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.

Payments may also be mailed to ECC at P.O. Box 6171, Novato, 94948, or made in person at the Traffic Clerk’s Office in Room C-10 of the Civic Center.

ECC uses a variety of collection tools to collect delinquent bail and fines. As long as violators make payments according to payment plans established by the Court or ECC, ECC will manage these collection cases. If, however, ECC’s collection efforts are unsuccessful, ECC will refer delinquent cases to the State of California Franchise Tax Board Court Ordered Debt Program for assistance. FTB exercises its authority to garnish wages, seize funds in bank accounts and attach personal property to collect outstanding debt. These collection methods are very successful. ECC may also refer collection cases to another private collection agency for additional assistance.

For more information about ECC, please click here.

Overview

The Traffic Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays. The office is located on the Court Floor of the Marin County Civic Center Hall of Justice in Room C-10. For directions to the Civic Center, please click here.

The Marin County Civic Center has three drive-though arches. From the middle arch lobby only, take the elevator to the "C" floor. After passing through security screening, go left to the end of the hall to Room C-10. For individuals wishing to speak with a clerk in this office, please call (415) 444-7180 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Calls are answered in the order received. Since these phone lines are very busy, the best times to call are early afternoons.

The mailing address is:
Marin County Superior Court - Traffic
P.O. Box 4988
San Rafael, CA 94913-4988

Spanish Language Services

The Traffic Clerk's Office has several Spanish speaking clerks to assist the public and some forms are also available for review in Spanish. In court hearings, there is usually a Spanish language interpreter in the courtroom to assist non-English speakers at these hearings.

 
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