Traffic Programs

Section: 469
Section: 469

Frequently Asked Questions


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If your citation is computer generated, you will find your citation number in one of two places:
On the top located after:

OREGON UNIFORM CITATION AND COMPLAINT
Ashland Police Department- CITATION E0000000

Or at the end of your citation. Your citation number generally begins with the letter E, unless it is a hand written complaint. If it is hand written, contact the Court for your citation number.

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Traffic:
Appearance is not mandatory. You may call, submit a written plea, appear at the counter during office hours  on or before your scheduled appearance date.  

Violations:
The Judge requests your presence on all Municipal Code Violations. If you are unable to appear , you must contact to the court prior to your scheduled date and time, to arrange a new appearance date.

Misdemeanors:
Your appearance is required. Failure to appear will result in a warrant for your arrest. If you are unable to appear, you must submit a written continuation request to the Judge, prior to your scheduled appearance date. Your request for continuance must be approved by the Judge.
 
*Please allow at least one week for your case to be filed with the court.

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First,  contact the Court to check the status of your case. Any clerk will be able to assist you.

Traffic:
You are subject to:
  •  $15.00 suspension fee.
  • Court action against your driving privileges in the State of Oregon.
 
Violations:
                You are subject to:
  • 25% collection fee
  • With late/missed payment, your case may have been turned over to Southern Oregon Credit Services for Collections.

 
Misdemeanors:
The Judge or City Attorney may have requested:
 

  • An Order for Show Cause may be sent you at your last known address ordering you to appear in court on a specific date/time to explain to the Judge why you are not in compliance with your probation or DSA.
  • A warrant for your arrest due to non-compliance.
 
  • Additional fees may be assessed

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Traffic & Code Violations:

To request a trial, you must submit a written plea of "not guilty" on or before your scheduled appearance date. You can do this by mail or by appearing at the Court counter during office hours. Once the Court receives your plea, you will be given a trial notice with your trial date. You must sign and return this form to the Court a week prior to your trial unless otherwise instructed by a clerk.

Trials are generally held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm. Some blackout dates may apply.  If you cannot appear in person, the Court offers a Trial by Affidavit. Contact the Court for more information.

The Court does not appoint representation on traffic and code violation cases. If you wish to retain your own attorney, you must file a notice of representation 10 days prior to your trial.

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The Ashland Municipal Code is located online on the City's home page www.ashland.or.us or by clicking here.

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Complete the questionnaire and return it to the court ASAP. Please visit our Jury Duty section on the website for more information.

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First,  contact the Court to check the status of your case. Any clerk will be able to assist you.

Traffic:
 Oregon DMV- Customer Assistance: (503) 945-5000

Violations:

Southern Oregon Credit Services Inc.: (541) 773-6238


Misdemeanors:
 
 

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Do not go to the Municipal Court in person.
The clerks are unable to assist with parking tickets.
 

Call (541) 552-1422 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm to pay your parking ticket by phone.

Parking enforcement is handled by Diamond Parking, a private company contracted by the City of Ashland to enforce parking laws.

If you received a parking ticket, your options are listed below.

Option #1
Pay the citation Option #2
Appeal the citation:
        Write a letter, within 10 calendar days, explaining why you are appealing the ticket.

         Mail letter and payments to:
         Ashland Parking Enforcement
         PO Box 566
         Ashland, OR 97520
 
The Ashland Municipal Judge will review the letter. If the charge is dismissed, the check is returned to the sender.  
 

The appeal process usually takes two weeks.

 All appeals must be made in writing



 Questions:


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All Ashland Municipal Court warrants are serviceable in Jackson County only.

To clear a warrant you must:
  1. Turn yourself in to any local law enforcement agency in Jackson County, Oregon.
  2. Appear at the Ashland Municipal Court during office hours. An officer will be called to serve the warrant.
  3. Appear any Tuesday morning at 9am for arraignments (excluding holidays.)  You will be placed in the Bailiff’s custody until you appear before the Judge.  
 

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If you were cited for a traffic violation and you would like more information, please visit the State of Oregon website: www.oregon.gov  or click here.

Traffic Program Qualifications:
*  You have been cited for a single violation that does not involve an accident.
*  You have received no like violation convictions in the last two years.
*  You have not participated in another program anywhere in the last two years
    to keep a conviction for a like violation off your driving record.
*  You have a valid non-commercial driver license or permit.
*  Please note: Other restrictions may apply. Contact the court for more information.
 
Click on the appropriate green button below for more information about specific programs and to submit an application. 

Scroll down the page for information on how to read your citation & how to determine what class of violation you were cited for.
  
  Rounded Rectangle: Class B, C & D $110-$320               Rounded Rectangle: Driving While Suspended
  Rounded Rectangle: Seatbelt










            
 
                       
What program application do I submit?
 
The easiest way to know if you were cited for a Class A, B, C or D violation is to check the fine amount. Please see chart below for more information. Please note, there are specific programs for both Seatbelt Diversion and for first offense Driving While Suspended Diversion.

Please note:
  • Diversion is not offered on Cell/Distracted Driving Offenses nor on Class A violations or offenses that involve an accident (except for Driving While Suspended- Violation offenses).  
  • Contact the Court for more information regarding DWS- Violation Diversion. First offense only, see above button for Driving While Suspended diversion program option.

Fine Schedule
 
Class of Violation Cost Example of Offenses

Class A Violation

$440 *Driving While Suspended - violation
                               
Class B Violation $265 *Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device
* Careless Driving
Class C Violation $165 * Violation of Speed Limit
 
Class D Violation $115 * Violation of Speed Limit
* Failure/Improper Use of Seatbelt
     
Special Zone Fine Amount  (or Accident)       
Class A Violation $880 *Driving While Suspended - violation
                               
Class B Violation $530 *Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device
*Careless Driving
Class C Violation $330 Violation of Speed Limit
Class D Violation $230 Violation of Speed Limit




HOW TO  READ YOUR TICKET



 


 


 

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