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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




To request traffic violator school, individuals must register with the Court on or before the due date on the citation or courtesy notice. In addition to the educational benefits of attending traffic violator school, one of the primary reasons so many individuals choose this option is to avoid having their violations appear on their driving records, which often results in increased insurance rates. Those electing to attend traffic violator school will be required to pay the full bail amount plus a $52 administrative fee and meet ALL of the following requirements:

  1. Have a valid driver's license.
  2. The current violation(s) did not occur in a commercial vehicle as defined in Vehicle Code section 15210(b).
  3. Must not have attended traffic violator school for the previous violation within the past 18 months (Vehicle Code section 1808.7 and 1808.10).
  4. The citation must be an infraction that is reportable to DMV.
  5. The citation must not carry a negligent operator point count of more than one point, involve alcohol or drugs, involve exceeding a speed limit by more than 25 miles per hour, or require a mandatory court appearance.
  6. The citation must not have a violation of Vehicle Code section 22406.5 (tank vehicles) and must not occur in a commercial vehicle as defined in Vehicle Code section 15210(b).

Follow the directions on the back of the courtesy notice and register on the Court website here, by telephone at (415) 444-7180, or in person at the Traffic Clerk's Office in Room C-10 during office hours. A clerk cannot grant a request to attend traffic violator school unless the individual meets all of the requirements stated above.

PLEASE NOTE: individuals will NOT receive a notice from Court that they have signed up for traffic violator school, but this information can be verified online or by phone.

More information about traffic violator schools is available through the California DMV by clicking here and selecting Classroom, Home Study, or Internet course. Then follow the steps to locate a provider. In addition to the fee paid to the Court, each traffic violator school charges a fee, paid directly to the school at the time of registration for the program. The amount of this fee varies for each school.

NOTICE: If individuals are eligible and decide not to attend traffic violator school their automobile insurance may be adversely affected. If individuals complete a traffic violator school program, one conviction in any 18-month period will be held confidential and not show on their driving records.

An individual who has a second violation on the same citation which requires proof of correction, must submit the signed proof of correction plus a $25 transaction fee for each correctable violation at the same time traffic violator school is requested.

When registering for traffic violator school with the Court, individuals will be given sixty (60) calendar days from the date the payment is received to complete it. Upon successful completion of traffic violator school, the DMV will notify the Court and a confidential conviction will be sent to the DMV pursuant to Vehicle Code section 1803.5. Failure to complete traffic violator school by the due date provided will result in the reporting of the citation as a conviction to DMV.

The Court may grant one 30-day extension of time to complete traffic violator school as long as the request for extension is made prior to the due date of the certificate. No further extensions will be granted.

Violators who complete their traffic violator school late, but within sixty (60) calendar days of the due date and, after the Court has already reported their convictions to DMV, may request that the Court accept their late certificates and send updated notifications of completion to DMV. There is a $50 administrative fee for this service.

Requests from violators to accept traffic violator school certificates after sixty (60) calendar days has passed from the due date will not be granted.

Violators who did not sign up for traffic violator school with the Court, but subsequently complete traffic violator school within sixty (60) calendar days of the date a conviction was reported to DMV, may request to register for traffic violator school at this time. However, they must pay the $52 traffic violator school fee and a $50 administrative fee for this late registration and notification to DMV.



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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