COVID-19 Court Information

Traffic

Payments / Collections – The Court temporarily discontinued sending cases to collections for failing to appear or failing to pay during the period of March 17, 2020 through June 1, 2020.

If you previously signed up for a payment plan, or were ordered to make payments, and missed any payments during the period of February 16, 2020 through June 1, 2020, you are encouraged to bring your account current by July 17, 2020. The Court will resume sending unpaid cases to collections starting July 17, 2020 which may result in an additional $300 civil assessment. Payments can be made online, in person or by mail.

If you had a Pay or Appear date on your citation during the period of February 16, 2020 through June 2, 2020, and you did not appear or pay your bail, you must take care of this as soon as possible. The Court will resume sending failure to appear cases to collections starting July 6, 2020. For information on your options see the Traffic Options page or call the Clerk’s Office at (831) 883-5300 ext 3011 English or ext 3007 Spanish. Failure to pay or appear will result in your case being sent to Collections and an additional $300 civil assessment and/or a hold on your driver’s license.

FAQ:

Q: I RECEIVED A CITATION WITH A DATE TO APPEAR, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

A: If you have an appearance date on your citation, please call to schedule your appearance and/or hear options for handling the citation. Traffic clerk’s office can be reached at (831) 883-5300 ext. 3011 English and ext. 3007 Spanish.

Q: I HAVE SCHEDULED A COURT DATE TO APPEAR IN MARINA FOR MY TRAFFIC CASE, SHOULD I COME TO COURT?

A: You should come to court on the scheduled date and time, unless you received notice from the Court that your matter has been set for a remote video appearance. If you are not certain whether your case has been reset for a remote video appearance, you may call the Marina Traffic Division clerk’s office at 831-883-5300

Q: I RECEIVED A MANDATORY APPEARANCE NOTICE AND MY HEARING HAS NOT BEEN RESET BY THE COURT, I WOULD LIKE TO APPEAR BY VIDEO REMOTE WHAT DO I DO?

A: If you have a MANDATORY APPEARANCE arraignment hearing set during any of the various shelter in place phase orders set by the state or county and you would like to appear by video remote, please contact the Marina Traffic Division clerk’s office (831-883-5300) at least three (3) business days prior to your scheduled hearing date. Your request will be submitted for consideration and you will be notified of the Traffic Commissioner’s order.

Q: HOW CAN I HAVE MY CASE SET FOR A HEARING IF I WANT TO APPEAR FOR AN ARRAIGNMENT?

A: If you have received a citation and a Courtesy Notice but not yet appeared in court, you may request a hearing date if you do not want one of the following options: If you are not able to resolve your citation with one of these options, please call the Clerk’s Office to be set on the Arraignment Calendar. Alternatively, you may request to appear by remote video by sending your request in writing. Your request to appear by remote video will be submitted for consideration. You will be notified of the Traffic Commissioner’s order.

Q: I HAVE A HEARING SCHEDULED AT THE SOUTH COUNTY TRAFFIC DIVISION LOCATED AT THE GREENFIELD CIVIC CENTER, WILL YOU BE OPENED THERE?

A: No, all in person hearings at the South County Traffic Division hearings that are scheduled during the state of emergency will be either reset to be heard by remote video or reset to a date after the state of emergency. Notice of new hearing date and time and whether the matter is reset for a remote video proceeding will be mailed out to all parties.

Q: THE TRAFFIC SCHOOL PROVIDER HAS CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED IN PERSON CLASSES, MAY I GET AN EXTENSION TO COMPLETE TRAFFIC SCHOOL?

A: During this period, it is strongly recommended that you attend traffic school on line by choosing a different traffic school provider. Please refer to the list of traffic school providers to contact one that provides the course online. This is for your safety and in addition, you will also be able to file the proof of completion timely. Only if you are not able to use an on line provider, you should then consider requesting an extension for the completion of traffic school by mail to the Marina Traffic Division located at 3180 Del Monte Blvd., Marina, Ca 93933.

Q: I WAS ORDERED TO ATTEND DRUG/ALCOHOL COUNSELING OR A CLASS OTHER THAN TRAFFIC SCHOOL AND ALL SESSIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED, WHAT DO I DO?

A: If you were not able to complete a class/program other than traffic school that was ordered because it was suspended, you may submit a written request for an extension to complete the class/program. To do so, you can mail your request to the Marina Traffic Division located at 3180 Del Monte Blvd., Marina, Ca 93933. The Court will process the request and mail its decision and order to you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Again, this refers to classes other than traffic school. For traffic school, see the question specifically regarding traffic school.

Q: I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS PAGE, WHERE I CAN OBTAIN OTHER INFORMATION?

A: For other general information regarding traffic matters, you may refer to the following link: https://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/traffic. If you still cannot find the information you are looking for you may also contact the court by phone at the following number 831-883-5300.