COVID-19 Traffic FAQ
Yes, the court is open to the public. The Criminal/Traffic public service transaction windows are open from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
To view the current administrative order, please clerk here.
Payments may be made online here, by mailing your payment, by telephone, or appearing at the appropriate division below:
Santa Barbara Criminal Division
118 E. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Maria Criminal Division
312-M E. Cook St., Bldg. E
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Lompoc Criminal Division
115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436-6967
Yes, please refer to your courtesy notice for information on how to request a traffic court trial.
No, traffic court trials require an in-person appearance.
To ask the Court to consider your ability to pay due to a financial hardship and decide whether to approve a reduced fine with a payment plan or community service, you may request a judicial determination without the deposit of bail.
Learn how to ask for a Fee Waiver at California Courts Fee Waiver.
Yes, you may request a trial by written declaration if you were cited with a violation of the Vehicle Code.
Yes, bail shall be submitted in accordance with Vehicle Code section 40902.
Please contact the appropriate traffic division listed on your citation by telephone between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, to receive information regarding a fine extension.
Please contact the appropriate traffic division listed on your citation by telephone between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, to receive information regarding an extension to submit your proof of correction.