How to Make Payments
Methods of Payment
- Cash payments are accepted in person only at the 60th District Court Records office, 990 Terrace. Cash, credit or debit cards, checks and money orders are accepted at the Records office window. Do no send cash payments through the mail.
- Money order payments should be made payable to the 60th District Court. Please do not staple or tape your money order to the citation.
- Credit cards may be used for online or telephone payments. A minimal service fee will be assessed. To pay by telephone, call 888-604-7888. Use pay location code: 7225 for both online and telephone payments. You will need your case or ticket number and amount due. Call District Court at (231) 724-6302 for this information.
- Personal checks payments should be made payable to the 60th District Court. Please do not staple or tape your check to the citation. Personal checks do not need to be certified. NSF fee of $25 plus possible prosecution may result from a returned check.
- Drop box is located outside the district court. Please use and completely fill out the envelopes provided at the drop box.
In Person Payments
A defendant may appear in court to admit responsibility anytime during the course of a normal business day. Court hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bring your copy of the citation with you. The clerk will ask you to sign the back of your ticket admitting responsibility and issue a receipt for your payment. (For your convenience there is also a 24 hour drop box located outside of the 60th District Court).
Appearance by mail is made when the defendant returns the citation to the court within 14 days with a signed admission of responsibility (see back of ticket), along with full payment of applicable fines and costs. Personal checks and money order payments will be accepted by mail. Mail payment to the court listed on your citation. If payment is not enclosed, the court will enter the judgment and assess the appropriate fines and costs. Your payment must be received within 14 days. The timeliness of a mail appearance is determined by the postmark date of the defendant's letter.
Payment by mail must be by check or money order made payable to the 60th District Court. U.S. Funds Only. Your payment must be accompanied by your signed copy of the citation indicating that you Admit Responsibility. Both your signed citation and payment must be received by the Court Clerk within 14 days from the date the citation was issued. Payments received after the due date will be subject to an additional $25 default fee if the ticket has defaulted.
Warning: Failure to make a timely appearance will result in entry of a default judgment against the defendant. Noncompliance with the judgment will result in eventual suspension of the defendant's license as well as other possible sanctions. Failure to answer a citation or a notice to appear in court for a traffic violation can also result in license suspension.
Please Note: Read both sides of the citation you were given.
If the officer checked the box indicating "waivable" and you have an officer certify on your copy of the ticket that the violation has been corrected, and your copy of the ticket is brought to the Court on or before 14 days after issuance of the citation, the defective equipment violation will be processed as responsible and be waived without costs. Otherwise, fines and costs are $115 (not including any late fees that may ensue).
No Proof of Registration
If the officer checked the box indicating "waivable" and your copy of the ticket is brought to the Court within 14 days of violation with proof of valid registration on the offense date, the violation will be processed as responsible and fines or costs waived. Otherwise fines and costs are $115 (not including any late fees that may ensue).
No Proof of Insurance
If the vehicle had insurance at the time the ticket was issued and you can prove it, the ticket and proof of insurance must be brought to the Court on or before 14 days of the issuance of the ticket and the cost will be reduced to $25. If insurance was obtained after the time the ticket was issued, but within 14 days of the issuance of the ticket and both are brought to the Court, the cost is reduced to $130. If no action is taken to obtain and/or show proof of insurance to the traffic division of the court, the cost is $155 (not including any late charge that may ensue).
Failure to respond to the citation in the prescribed manner will result in $25 default fee being assessed, possible suspension of your driver's license with a $45 reinstatement fee, a 20% late fee being assessed if the fine is 56 days overdue, possible issuance of a warrant for your arrest and garnishment of your State Income Tax Refund or other assets by the State Treasury.