COVID-19 Court Information

Traffic

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 received a citation, follow the instructions on the Courtesy Notice the Court sends or contact the Traffic Division Clerk's Office at (831) 883-8300 for information.

Q: I RECEIVED A MANDATORY APPEARANCE NOTICE. 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 or restriction 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 to inquire if a remote hearing/appearance is available for your hearing type.

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 Traffic Division Clerk's Office, (831) 883-5300, to be set for arraignment (currently no hearings will be set until after January 10, 2021). The Clerk will also be able to give you information as to the availability of video remote appearance.

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.