Apr. 20, 2015

Traffic Division

Del Norte County Courthouse

450 H Street, Room 209
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-8115
(707) 465-4005
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Limited Civil cases are those involving $25,000 or less, except small claims cases.

Courtesy Notices

After receiving a traffic citation, the court will mail a courtesy notice to the address on your citation. If you do not receive a courtesy notice, you must still appear at the courthouse or settle your case by mail. You must contact the court if your address is incorrect. The courtesy notice will supply the information about how to take care of your situation. If you do not understand your options, you may come in person to the clerk's office or correspond by mail prior to your appearance date. The courtesy notice will state whether your situation requires a mandatory appearance. Courtesy notices are not processed immediately after you receive the citation. It may take up to two (2) weeks prior to due date for processing.

Correctable Violations

Either proof of correction and the $25 dismissal fee or proof of correction and bail is required on mechanical, registration and license violations. Proof of correction can be obtained by having an authorized representative of the issuing police agency complete the Certificate of Correction located on the reverse of the courtesy notice or citation. Registration and/or driver's license violations may be certified by a Department of Motor Vehicles clerk. Submit the proof of correction and any required fee to the court by the due date.

Non-Correctable Violations

The courtesy notice mailed to your home will indicate the options for your situation. These options may include paying your traffic ticket, attending traffic school, walking in and appearing in court, mandatory appearance, requesting (by mail or in person) a court appearance, and/or requesting a court trail by declaration (written statement). The following sections will further explain these options, in the order given above.


450 H Street, Room 209
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone Number

(707) 464-8115

Fax Number

(707) 465-4005

Court Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

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