October 23, 2019
Traffic

New: Traffic case payments are now accepted at the Criminal Clerk's Office on the 4th Floor, 400 County Center, Hall of Justice, Redwood City too.
Please note: No additional services are available for traffic cases at the Redwood City location.

Online Traffic Services

Reserve a Court Date
Cancel a Reservation
Pay Now / Request an Extension / Look up Case Status
Once you locate your case through our online portal, scroll down to the "Events and Hearings" section. There will be an event labeled "Traffic School Completion submitted" if the Court has received and filed your completion.

Courtesy Notice (Notice of Bail)


A Notice of Bail will be mailed to the address listed on the citation. This notice is usually received within 30 days from the date the citation was issued. The notice contains information about the requirements and options available such as;

  • Amount of the bail (fine) and due date
  • Proof of correction for compliance violations
  • Traffic School Information

If a Notice of Bail has not been received, contact the Court. If you are unsure about your options, please call the Court at (650) 363-4300 from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Photo of pedestrians crossing the street
When entering a crosswalk area, drive slowly and be prepared to stop.

You may not have received a Notice of Bail due to the following:

  • The citation may still be in the hands of the officer who cited you.
  • Your latest address may not be updated with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • You may not have shown the officer your change of address card along with your driver's license.
  • The address written on the citation may be incorrect or incomplete.
  • The citation may have been sent back to the citing officer for correction.
  • A postal error.

Failure to receive a Notice of Bail does not relieve you of the obligation to appear by the date stated in the Notice to Appear. By signing the citation, in front of the Officer, you have agreed to appear and/or respond to the citation in lieu of being arrested.

Failure to appear or resolve a citation on or before the due date, or failure to appear at a scheduled hearing may result in:

  • Imposition of a $300 Civil Assessment in addition to the fine.
  • Notification to DMV of your failure to appear.

Contact Us

Traffic Division Northern Branch

1050 Mission Road,
South San Francisco, CA 94080 [Directions]

Phone Number and Phone Hours:
(650) 363-4300
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Juvenile Traffic is handled by the County's Probation Department (650) 312-8887, NOT the Superior Court.

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