Paying Court FinesIn person payouts on minor misdemeanor violations are accepted up to the assigned court date at 6:00 pm. Payouts on fines within the above limits are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For your greatest convenience, (i.e. minimizing the wait for an officer to respond) we recommend making in person payouts during our regular business hours; Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Cash, check or money orders are accepted. No credit cards or travelers checks are accepted.
Minor misdemeanor violations may also be paid out via US Mail. The envelope must be postmarked by the assigned court date. The assigned court date can be found on the bottom of your citation. If, for some reason, this is unreadable, call the police clerk at 771-7645 during business hours for clarification. The clerk will ask you for the citation number located in the upper right corner of the citation. We recommend only check or money order if paying fines by mail.
ContinuancesYou may be granted one continuance prior to your initial appearance by coming to the police department and requesting a continuance from the police/court clerk. Continuances are requested primarily to allow the defendant to seek legal counsel or to locate witnesses. Note: Continuances are not appropriate because of an inability to pay a fine. The best course of action is to appear in court. If a fine is levied, you may request a “stay to pay” and a payment arrangement made with the court clerk. A stay to pay cannot be granted until you appear before the magistrate.