How to Pay: Your Traffic Ticket Payment Options
In some cases you may have a fine and court costs to pay. As of September 2012 court costs in Jefferson Traffic Court are $134.00. These costs can vary from county to county throughout Kentucky. You may also be assessed a fine on top of court costs. Fines and court costs are payable by mailing a cashier’s check or money order payable to Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk to:
Jefferson District Court
700 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Certain credit cards may be used to pay fines, however additional processing charges will apply.
Ticket Payment, Paying A Ticket in Person
You can always pay your traffic ticket at the Hall of Justice located at 600 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. The Hall of Justice is open for ticket payment, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Ticket payment can be made at the clerk’s window inside the building.
If the “payable” box on your ticket is checked, you do not have to appear in court and you may pre-pay your ticket. However, even if you pay your ticket, points will be assessed against your license if the offense calls for it. These points can often be avoided by having an attorney go to court for you.
It is important to remember when paying your ticket. The payment is due before the show cause date or the date they give you to pay. You cannot show up at the window and pay on the show cause date. You will have to go back into court where your case will be called for you to “show cause” why you have not paid. In most instances, if you need additional time, the court will grant additional time. It helps if you have already paid some on your fines and court costs. I always recommend making some payment, even if it is small to show the court you are serious about paying the fines.
What About Traffic School?
Traffic school costs are in addition to fines and court costs, but in many (but not all) cases traffic school is given instead of the fine.
Traffic school information will be mailed to you at the address shown on your license. If you are an out of state driver, you may still be able to receive traffic school, however, you should contact an attorney to coordinate this process.
The Jefferson District Court can be reached for ticket payment, at 502-574-5063.