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Phone: (415) 444-7180
Email: traffic@marincourt.org
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room C-10
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm




Traffic Payments - Online or by Phone

Customer Automated Support is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone or over the Internet to pay or make an inquiry. Online access is available here. Phone access is available by calling (415) 444-7180.

The court accepts debit/credit Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Frequently asked questions regarding Online Traffic Payments can be found here.


Express Service Drop Box

The Court provides an Express Service Drop Box in the Room C-10 lobby for those individuals who do not want to wait in line to make a payment. For more information, please see below.

  • Cash payments may only be paid in person in Room C-10 between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Checks, cashiers checks or money orders, payable to: Marin County Superior Court, may be sent by mail, or paid in person in Room C-10. Please note: When making a payment by mail, individuals must write the docket number, citation number, or name of the person who received the citation on the check, cashier's check or money order to ensure that it is applied to the correct court docket.
  • Credit card payments may be sent by mail, using the stub provided on the courtesy notice, paid in person in Room C-10, or paid by phone at (415) 444-7180 between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Please note that a payment by personal check will delay DMV release of a hold on driver’s license and/or registration for ten (10) calendar days. To ensure that the hold on driver's license and/or registration is released within 24 hours, individuals must pay by cash, cashier's check, money order or credit or debit card.

The Court will grant an automatic 30-day extension of time to pay, as long as the request for the extension was received before the due date on the courtesy notice.

To avoid waiting in line, individuals may drop off many kinds of documents and payments in our secure Express Service Drop Box, located in the lobby of Room C-10. This locked box is emptied several times a day by Court staff to ensure that transactions are processed on the day they are dropped off.

The public is encouraged to use our Express Service for the following kinds of transactions. PLEASE PRINT name and case number on the envelope provided.
  • Payment of bail or fine
  • Request to attend traffic violator school along with full bail plus a $52 traffic violator school fee
  • Proof of registration, insurance or equipment correction along with a $25 transaction fee for each correctable violation
  • Proof of community service hours completion, signed by the non-profit agency that supervised the hours

After Hours Drop Box

Due to budget reductions, the Court has reduced its business hours in the Traffic Clerk’s Office to 3:00 p.m. For the public’s convenience, the Court offers an After Hours Drop Box that is open until 4:00 each day in Court Administration, Room 116. Individuals may use the After Hours Drop Box for the following transactions.
  • Payment of bail or fine
  • Request to attend traffic violator school along with full bail plus a $52 traffic violator school fee
  • Proof of registration, insurance or equipment correction along with a $25 transaction fee for each correctable violation
  • Proof of community service hours completion, signed by the non-profit agency that supervised the hours
Overview

The Traffic Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 3:00 p.m. Calls are answered in the order received.

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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