Traffic

How do I resolve a fix-it ticket?
  • Correct the problem, usually documents (registration expired, expired or missing license or no proof of insurance) or vehicle equipment (broken taillight, etc).
  • Visit the police department (7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week) and ask for an officer to inspect your vehicle or documents.
  • An officer will ensure that your documents or vehicle has been fixed and will sign off on your citation. (In some document situations, the DMV may sign off your citation.).
  • If you are a resident of Mountain View, you will not be charged for a "fix-it ticket" sign off even if the ticket was issued by another police department. If you are NOT a resident of Mountain View, you will be charged $25 to have your ticket signed
  • off, regardless of what police department issued the ticket.
  • Mail the signed citation back to the court.
For more information, see: Handling Tickets or Santa Clara County Court.
I got a traffic ticket, but I didn't receive anything in the mail. How do I know what to pay or if I can go to traffic school?

Even if you don't receive anything in the mail, you're still obligated to pay the fine or otherwise respond to the citation by the date on the citation. The back of the citation has simple instructions detailing your choices, including the payment address. Traffic school eligibility criteria are defined by the court.For more information, see: Handling Tickets or Santa Clara County Court.

When do I have to report a traffic accident, and to whom?
Even if you don't receive anything in the mail, you're still obligated to pay the fine or otherwise respond to the citation by the date on the citation. The back of the citation has simple instructions detailing your choices, including the payment address. Traffic school eligibility criteria are defined by the court. For more information, see: Handling Tickets or Santa Clara County Court.
While driving my car, I struck and damaged property (other than another car). What do I do?

Stop your vehicle at the nearest location that will not impede traffic or jeopardize the safety of other motorists. You are responsible for locating the property owner and providing the following information:

  1. Your (driver's) name, address and phone number.
  2. For the vehicle you were driving, the vehicle owner's name, address and phone number. For damage to city property, telephone non-emergency incidents: 650-903-6395.
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