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Citations, Court Appearances & Warrants


Citations, Court Appearances & Warrants
Explanations
How to handle a citation:

Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Citations
  • You must pay or appear on a citation within 14 calendar days from the date you received your citation
  • Citations that are not handled within 14 calendar days are subject to a $50 late appearance penalty
"Fix-It" Citations
  • Fix-it citations must be signed by the inspecting police officer and presented to the court within 14 calendar days after the issuance of the citation.
  • Upon the presentation of the signed fix-it citation the court may reduce the fine or dismiss the charge.

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How much is my citation/How much is my ticket?

The following is a partial list of the bail amounts for the most commonly cited offenses.


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How to pay:
  • Citations can be paid on-line, in person, by mail or by phone.
  • Citations must be paid in full within 14 calendar days from the date you received your citation
  • Failure to pay for your citation within 14 calendar days will subject you to a $50 late appearance penalty
  • To request additional time to pay your citation, you must appear in court within 14 calendar days from the date you received your citation and make a request for an extension

Payment On-Line
www.utcourts.gov/payments

You will need your court case number or citation number to find your case. Please verify the name on the case to assure your payment is posted to the correct case. Case numbers are unique for a particular court location, but not statewide

Payment in Person

  • Bring a copy of your citation with you to expedite your payment process
  • Payments are accepted via cash, check or money order at:
          Davis Justice Complex
          Courtroom #2
          800 West State Street
          Farmington, Utah
     
Payment by Mail
  • Payment of citations must be received within 14 calendar days from the date you received your citation.
  • Failure to pay for your citation within 14 calendar days subjects you to a $50 late appearance penalty
  • Enclose a copy of your citation with your payment to ensure your payment is credited to your case
  • DO NOT SEND CASH! Clerks are not responsible for lost or stolen cash payments
  • Payments are accepted via check or money order
  • Mail payments to:
          Davis County Justice Court
          PO Box 618
          Farmington UT 84025
     
Payments by Phone
  • Payments by phone are accepted between 9:00 am-3:00 pm at 801-451-4488. Please have your credit card information, your citation or court documents with you when you call

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Appearing in court:

Things to know about appearing in court:
  • If you want to contest your citation, you must appear in court within 14 calendar days from the date you received your citation
  • You must appear during an open court session Monday thru Thursday. Check-in time is between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM. Check the "open court calendar" for information on specific dates
  • You can either represent yourself or have your attorney present
  • Young children are not allowed in the courtroom
Subsequent Court Appearances
  • You must appear on the date and time ordered by the court
  • Failure to appear as ordered may result in all or one of the following:
    • Bench warrant for your arrest
    • Suspension of your driver license
    • Additional court fees or costs
Continuances
  • Clerks cannot reschedule court hearings
  • All motions for continuances must be approved by the Judge
Warrants of Arrest

  • Clerks can only tell you about warrants that have been issued by the Davis County Justice Court
  • If you have a warrant for your arrest, you must appear in court and post the full bail
  • Failure to either appear in court or post the full bail may result in your arrest

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What happens if you are arrested on a warrant?

  • If you are arrested on a warrant and post cash bail for release, you will need to contact the court to ensure that additional appearances are not required
  • If you have posted bail on a warrant and your appearance in court is required, if you fail to appear, a subsequent warrant for your arrest may be issued

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Driver License Suspensions:

How do I reinstate my Driver License after a warrant has been issued?

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