**EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023 THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF TRAFFIC CITATIONS; TRAFFIC MISDEMEANORS AND CIVIL INFRACTIONS**
A moving violation can put “demerit points” on your drivers license, which could cause adverse actions on your driver's history. All moving violations are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) weekly. Non-moving violations do not have demerit points attached and are not reported. For more information on your driver’s license please contact the DMV.
Traffic Court is scheduled every Thursday morning at 9:00 AM. Once you check in, you will be given a Misdemeanor Rights Form. This form will be signed in the presence of the Judge when you are called in the courtroom.
There are some options available to Defendants who are unable to appear on their scheduled date:
Every Defendant has an automatic 10-day grace period to pay without any penalties. As long as the fine is paid within the grace period or the Defendant appears the following Thursday, there will be no penalties assessed. After 10 days, there will be a fee assessed of $10.00. A late notice is sent to the address provided on the citation. If the Defendant takes no action, the citation is sent to collections, where it may effect the Defendant's credit rating, and the Defendant's Drivers License is subject to suspension.
Defendants can pay the fine, known as Bail Forfeiture, by either mailing a check, money order or cashiers check. Defendants are also welcome to pay in person. Cash is only suggested when paying the court clerk in person. Online and over the phone payments can be made by contacting AllPaid at 888-604-7888 (se habla español) or AllPaid.com. Your citation number and the Court's PLC (Pay Location Code) are required to process payments through AllPaid, the Dayton Justice Court's PLC is 4410.
**IF YOU HAVE BEEN CITED WITH A CIVIL INFRACTION DO NOT USE ALLPAID, YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE DENIED**
Paying a Civil Infraction
A person who does not contest the determination that the person has committed the civil infraction(s) set forth in the citation must indicate their intent and pay the civil penalty, administrative assessments, and any fees in full on or before the 90-day response date by paying in person, mailing in payment with response, or by using Nevada's Civil Infraction Citations Portal.
Demerit reductions are available for citations with four demerits or less. For information about demerit reduction please contact the court prior to submitting payment.
Contesting a Civil Infraction
A person who wishes to contest the determination that the person has committed the civil infraction(s) set forth in the citation must request a hearing through the Nevada's Civil Infraction Citations Portal or in person on or before the 90-day response date and must post a bond in the amount of the civil penalty, administrative assessments, and any fees prescribed for the civil infraction.
Civil Infractions with No Response
Failure to respond to a civil infraction citation will result in the Court entering an order pursuant to NRS 484A.7043 finding that the person committed the civil infraction and assessing the civil penalty, administrative assessments, and any fees prescribed for the civil infraction. Additionally, the original violation conviction will be reported to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles if applicable.
Pursuant to NRS 484A.7047, if a civil penalty, administrative assessment, or fee is not paid as ordered by the Court, the Court may:
1. Assess a collection fee to be added to the delinquent amount;
2. Order the suspension of the driver's license of the person; and/or
3. Refer the case to collections.