Salt Lake City

Justice Court

333 S 200 E, PO Box 145499, Salt Lake City UT 84111

FAQs

How much is my citation/ticket and how do I pay my citation/ticket?

You may look up the bail amount by looking it up on our Bail Code Look Up link. Code required. Click here.

You may also check to see if you may pay online, the amount will appear, when you enter your information (citation#, case# or driver’s license#). Click here.

Methods of payment

You may pay your citation on line with a debit or credit card, in-person (cash-debit-credit cards accepted) or mail in your payment (do not mail cash). You may also make payment arrangements. The following is the Court contact information:

Salt Lake City Justice Court
333 South 200 East
PO Box 145499
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Court’s Website: www.slc.gov/courts          On line payments: click here.

Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm (M-F)
Phone Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm (M-F)
Phone Number: 801-535-6300
Click here for driving directions.

Email

Criminal
Email: criminalsection@slcgov.com

Traffic
Email: traffic@slcgov.com

Small Claims
Email: smallclaims@slcgov.com

Jury
Jury Hotline: 801-535-6400
Jury Day Phone: 801-535-6430 (M-F 8:30am to 4:00pm)
Jury Email: jury@slcgov.com

ADA Accommodation
ADA Notice: If you are a party to a case, a witness or prospective juror and you need special accommodations (including communication aids and services) during an upcoming proceeding, please call the Salt Lake City Justice Court at 801-535-6300, or fax the court at 801-535-6302 at least three business days before the proceeding.

When is my court date?

You may view the court calendar by, clicking here. . The calendar updates daily and has a thirty day view. You may search by name or case number by pressing Ctrl-F on your keyboard. A “Find” box will appear, type in the name or case number and click “next”.  If a name or case number is found, your cursor will be placed on the name or the case number. Assigned courtrooms are as follows:

Judge Landau Courtroom 1
Judge Baxter Courtroom 2
Judge Robison Courtroom 3
Judge Magid Courtroom 4
Judge Cutler Courtroom 5
Judge Protem Small Claims*

*Judge Protem – Small Claims (check with the court bailiff for the correct court room number on the day of the court)

If you cannot find your name in the court calendar, please call the court for more information at 801-535-6300.

Do I have a warrant?

You may look up your warrant by clicking on the following link:   Utah Statewide Warrant Search.  Input your name to search for warrants.

Traffic School information. How much is it? When is it held?

Traffic School Eligibility

If you receive a traffic citation you may be eligible for a plea in abeyance (traffic school) and have your citation reported as a dismissal to the Driver License Division. Plea in abeyance (traffic school) is not an option if you were cited for speeding in a school zone. If you were involved in an accident and are interested in traffic school, you must contact a Judicial Assistant by phone or in person, to find out if you qualify.  If you have a CDL, please contact the court.  You may qualify for a plea in abeyance (traffic school) if the following conditions are met:

  1. Pay to the Court the violation fee plus a plea in abeyance fee ($25), first. The traffic school fee of $65.00 will be paid online before you begin traffic school.
  2. The traffic violation does not involve a mandatory court appearance;
  3. The traffic violation does not involve speeding cited for more than 20 mph over the posted speed limit.
  4. The City Prosecutor has approved the plea in abeyance if a traffic violation involves an accident and restitution has been addressed.
  5. Defendant is willing to plead guilty.
  6. A plea in abeyance fee of $25.00 is assessed.
  7. The fee assessed conforms to the Uniform Bail Schedule for the cited speed.
  8. It is the first traffic offense in a twelve month period within our jurisdiction.
  9. The defendant agrees to complete Tier 1 traffic school within 60 days.
  10. Defendant has less than 4 traffic offenses within a 5 year period in any jurisdiction.
  11. Complete traffic school.Once all the conditions have been met and verified by the court, your completed plea in abeyance agreement will be docketed and submitted.  On line Traffic SchoolIn Person Traffic SchoolThe plea in abeyance form must be presented to the instructor on the night of traffic school or you will not be admitted. The instructor will turn in your agreement for you.  Do not be late. There will be no admittance after school has begun and you must stay for the entire class to receive credit. No infants or children under 16 are allowed in traffic school.If you have been referred from an outside agency to attend the Salt Lake City Justice Court In-person traffic school, you may sign up with a Judicial Assistant in person.  You will receive a traffic school invitation form to take to the class.  The instructor will validate your form.  It is your responsibility to turn in your completed, validated traffic school invitation form to the referring agency.All fees are non-refundable.
  12. If you do not qualify for traffic school, please contact the court at 801-535-6300 for other options.
  13. Referrals from outside agencies to take Salt Lake City Justice Court In-person Traffic School 
  14. Traffic school is held on the first Thursday and the third Thursday of each month from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm at the Salt Lake City Justice Court, located at, 333 S 200 E, SLC UT 84111.
  15. Before proceeding to take on line traffic school, you must pay your citation on line including the plea in abeyance fee first.  An authorization code that is required for on line traffic school, will appear on your receipt after you pay on line. After you have made your citation payment on line and received an authorization code, you may proceed to on line traffic school; click here.  Once all the conditions have been met and verified by the court, your completed plea in abeyance agreement will be docketed and submitted to the court.
  16. Although the court offers an in-house and on line traffic school, you also have the option of your choice of traffic school through other entities.

You must immediately notify the court of any change of address or phone number. Keep a copy of your plea in abeyance form for your record(s).

Court Location and Hours. Where are you located? Where do I park?

Salt Lake City Justice Court:  333 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84114    Phone Number:  801-535-6300   Parking & Driving Directions: click here

Hours:  8:00 AM – 5:00PM (M-F)      Phone Hours:  8:30AM – 4:00PM (M-F)

You may choose one of many public parking garages, city parking pay stations, or pay lots involving a fee for which you will be responsible.

I received a citation for No Insurance, but had insurance, what do I do?

If you have received a traffic citation for No Insurance, the court requests proof of insurance on letterhead from your insurance carrier.  The following information must be on letterhead and faxed to 801-535-6302 or emailed to traffic@slcgov.com:

  • Your Full Name
  • Court Case Number
  • Attention:  Traffic
  • Date of Coverage (must be covered on the date of violation)
  • Make of Vehicle
  • Policy Number
  • Agent Phone Number
  • Agent’s Signature

What could happen if I were to plead guilty? 

The Judge would get your side of what happened and would look at any police reports, drivers license records and any other information to make a decision on your case.

I was appointed a Legal Defender, how do I contact them?

Salt Lake Legal Defenders
424 E 500 S, STE 300
Salt Lake City UT 84111
Phone:  801-532-5444     Website:  http://saltlakelegaldefenders.org/

I received a “fix it” violation, what do I do?

If you receive a citation for equipment violation and have proof of compliance, take your vehicle to a local law enforcement officer OR a Salt Lake City Justice Court Judicial Assistant to check for compliance, and sign off on the bottom of your citation, then either mail in the signed off citation or bring it in to court, so your citation may be dismissed. You must comply within 14 days of your citation, in order for your citation to be dismissed.

What if I cannot afford to pay the fine all at once?

If you cannot afford to pay the entire fine at once, you may request either an extension or a payment plan. Judicial Assistants may grant extensions, normally up to 30 days.  If you need a payment plan, you must pay the first payment at the time the plan is set. Monthly payments are made until the fine is paid. Automatic monthly payments on a debit or credit card may be arranged.

How do I contact the judge, if I have to miss a payment?

You may submit an online Request to Judge to request an extension after the payment plan has been set, or if you have another issue to be addressed. Questions may be addressed via email, or they may require a hearing. The Judicial Assistant will respond via email.

I received a citation for No Insurance, but had insurance, what do I do? 

If you have received a traffic citation for No Insurance, the court requests proof of insurance on letterhead from your insurance carrier.  The following information must be on letterhead and faxed  to 801-535-6302 or emailed to traffic@slcgov.com:

  • Your Full Name
  • Court Case Number
  • Attention:  Traffic
  • Date of Coverage (must be covered on the date of violation)
  • Make of Vehicle
  • Policy Number
  • Agent Phone Number
  • Agent’s Signature

What are the statute of limitations for filing a Small Claims case?

The time limits, or statute of limitations for filing a small claims case vary depending on the type of case. Refer to Utah Code Website for general rules concerning statutes of limitations.

Do I need an attorney in Small Claims case?

No. Small Claims is informal. You do not need to retain a lawyer to sue in Small Claims Court. However, if you feel that you need an attorney, you may do so.

Who uses the court on Small Claims cases and when?

Any individual or business may use small claims court, if the problem can be settled for monetary purposes only at $11,000 or less, and if the court has jurisdiction over the matter.

Legal Resources

Utah State list of Legal Clinics

Utah State Bar list of Legal Clinics

Modest Means Lawyer Referral Program

Utah.FreeLegalAnswers.org