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Traffic Court

If you have received a traffic citation for Blount County District Court, the following information will be helpful:

If you fail to pay or otherwise dispose of your case prior to the court date and fail to appear on your court date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest, your driver’s license may be suspended by the Department of Public Safety, the fine may be increased, and any bond posted may be forfeited.

Tickets listed in the chart below may be paid by entering a guilty plea without a required court appearance. If you wish to avoid a court appearance and enter a plea of guilty, sign the Defendant’s plea of guilty on the back of your copy of the ticket and attach your money order or cashier’s check made payable to Cindy Massey - Circuit Clerk for the amount of fine and costs indicated and mail it to:

Blount County District Court
220 Second Ave. East
Room 208
Oneonta, AL 35121

Only Blount County residents may pay tickets with a personal check. If you are a non-resident you must send a cashier's check or money order. Your signed plea of guilty and money order must reach the Clerk’s office before your court date. If it does not, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driver’s license may be suspended by the Department of Public Safety, all without further notice to you.

For questions or payment please contact the Alabama Traffic Service Center at traffic.alacourt.gov or by calling toll free (866) 954-9399. Cases may be paid with a credit or debit card by calling (877) 252-7294.

Processing of No-Insurance Tickets

THE DEFENDANT IS NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN COURT IF THE DEFENDANT DID HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERING THE VEHICLE DRIVEN AT THE TIME THE TICKET WAS WRITTEN AND IF THE DEFENDANT CONCLUDES THE MATTER BEFORE THE COURT DATE IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED BELOW:

For an out-of court settlement, Defendant may show proof of insurance, or mail proof of insurance, valid on date of citation, to the Clerk of Court for dismissal prior to the assigned court date. If the Defendant appears at the Clerk's office to provide proof, Defendant should bring the original proof of insurance and a copy of proof of insurance to leave with the Clerk. Defendant may mail proof of insurance to: Cindy Massey, Circuit Clerk, 220 Second Ave. East Room 208, Oneonta, AL 35121. Payment should be made by cashier's check or money order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. *(Exception) If you are a Blount County resident you may pay with a personal check.

IF THE DEFENDANT DID NOT HAVE INSURANCE AND PURCHASED AFTER CITATION AND BEFORE COURT DATE, YOU CAN SHOW PROOF AND PAY $205.00 TO HAVE THE CASE DISMISSED WITH CONDITIONS, BUT IF THE CASE IS NOT CONCLUDED BY THE COURT DATE, THE DEFENDANT MUST APPEAR IN COURT.

Tickets which may be paid without a court appearance.

Court Cost: $205.00

Charge Price
Speeding $225.00
Speeding (25 miles or over) $245.00
Driving on the Wrong Side $235.00
Expired Tag $225.00
Fail to Dim $215.00
Failure to Yield $225.00
Following to Close $225.00
Improper Brakes/Tires/Horn $225.00
Improper Lane Usage $225.00
Improper Tag $225.00
Improper Passing $225.00
No Child Restraint $230.00
Improper Lights/Muffler/Signal $225.00
Improper Passing/Turn/Backing $225.00
Improper Tail Lights-Trailer $225.00
No/Improper Tag Lights $225.00
Mutilated/Altered Tag $255.00
No/Plainly Visible Tag $255.00
No Flag at end of load $255.00
No Helmet $215.00
No Drivers License $280.00
No Insurance $255.00
No Seat Belt $46.00
Open Container $46.00
Window Tint $225.00
Following too Close $225.00
Fail Stop Sign $225.00
Running Red Light $225.00

Commercial Vehicle

No lettering $230.00
No AFSC registration $230.00
No State stamp $230.00
Improper secured load $305.00
Improper spot lease decal $230.00
Improper Form D cab card $230.00
Improper or No Log Book $305.00
Improper Brakes/Tires/Air lines $305.00
Improper Placards/Outage $230.00
No Fire Extinguisher $255.00
Unauthorized passenger $230.00
No Medical Certificate $305.00
No Annual Inspection Sticker $305.00
Improper Class Tag $255.00
Improper tag/no tag $255.00
Overweight/Overwidth $305.00

Speeding 90 mph or above must appear in court or call (205) 625-4153.