Traffic

Traffic tickets are filed by the issuing officers in the county where the violation occurred.  At the time you receive your ticket, the officer will provide you with a copy of your ticket.  On the ticket will be the name, address and telephone number of the court where your ticket will be filed.  Please give the court office a call if you have any questions.

Also on the ticket will be a place for the officer to indicate how much you owe for your ticket.  Not all violations have a set fine.  If the officer has a scheduled fine for your violation, the officer will indicate the amount on your copy.  (The amount of fine is doubled for violations committed in a construction zone and school zone.)  If there is not a fine amount indicated, you must call the court in the county where you received the ticket prior to the date located at the bottom of your ticket or appear in court on that date.

If you wish to contest the ticket that was issued, you will need to call the court by the date on the bottom of your ticket to have the matter set for trial.

Court costs must be paid for each case that is filed with the court and are in addition to the amount of the fine.  If you are charged with more than one violation on your ticket, there is only one set of court costs.  The court costs are set by statute and are payable whether or not an appearance in court is required.

The date on the bottom of your ticket is actually the date your ticket is due to be paid.  You may call the court if you need an extension of time.

To inquire about a diversion or any other plea negotiations concerning a traffic violation, you must contact the county attorney’s office.  The telephone number for the county attorney in Washington County is (785) 325-2149.

Failure to take care of your traffic ticket by the date due will result in your driver’s license being suspended (K.S.A. 8-2110).  If you are a Kansas driver and your license is suspended for failing to comply with the terms of your ticket, there is a reinstatement fee of eighty-one dollars ($81.00) assessed for each count on your case.

If you are an out-of-state driver and your license has been suspended for failure to take care of a violation in Kansas, you may owe a reinstatement fee to your state.

If your ticket is one that requires an appearance in court and you fail to appear, the judge may order a bench warrant to be issued for your arrest.

Payment of your traffic ticket may be eligible on the internet at CitePayUSA.  There will be a transaction fee charged by the credit card vendor.

 


Fish & Game

Fish & game violation tickets are filed by the issuing officers in the county where the violation occurred.  At the time you receive your ticket, the officer will provide you with a copy of your ticket.  On the back of the ticket will be the name, address and telephone number of the court where your ticket will be filed.  Please give the court office a call if you have any questions.

Also on the back of your ticket will be a place for the officer to indicate how much you owe for your ticket.  Not all violations have a set fine.  If the officer has a scheduled fine for your violation, the officer will indicate the amount on your copy.  If there is not a fine amount indicated, you must call the court in the county where you received the ticket prior to the date located at the bottom of your ticket.  Several of these violations may require an appearance in front of the Judge because there may be other penalties involved besides a fine.  The amount of the fine is in the judge’s discretion.

If you wish to contest the ticket that was issued, you will need to call the court by the date on the bottom of your ticket to have the matter set for trial.

Court costs must be paid for each case that is filed with the court and are in addition to the amount of the fine.  If you are charged with more than one violation on your ticket, there is only one set of court costs.  The court costs are set by statute and are payable whether or not an appearance in court is required.

The date on the bottom of your ticket is actually the date your ticket is due to be paid.

Failure to take care of your citation could result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.

Additionally, failure to take care of your citation by the date due will result in your license, permit, stamp or other issue suspended or forfeited by the Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism (K.S.A. 32-1054).  There is a seventy-two dollar ($72.00) reinstatement fee assessed for each charge on your citation.