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Election-Related Emergencies:

The court and clerk’s office are open on Election Day during normal court hours between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Persons seeking urgent after-hours election-related court relief should telephone the Orange County Registrar of Voters Hotline at (714) 567-5197.

The Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, can advise the public if a solution is available without court intervention or provide information about how to request after-hours court relief.

The Voter Bill of Rights is available on the Secretary of State’s webpage at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-bill-rights/.

General voter information can be found on the website of the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Bob Page, at https://www.ocvote.com/vc/web/voting

Traffic & Infractions

Traffic Court

The Superior Court of California, County of Orange Traffic Divisions process traffic and minor offense violations filed by law enforcement agencies within Orange County.

To conduct court business via online services, which includes requesting an extension, establishing a payment plan or making a payment, submitting electronic correspondence, submitting proof of correction electronically, reserving a court date, or setting up automatic reminders for your case(s), access My Court Portal as a guest user or create an account

To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding My Court Portal, please click here.

You can also pay bail on your traffic citation if not past due, enroll in traffic school if eligible and request an extension online or through our automated phone system. You must have your OC Pay # available to utilize this service. Click here for more information on your OC Pay #.

Can I Pay My Ticket Online?

Online (internet) payment: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, EFT and Debit. This option is only available if paying on or before your original due date.

To conduct court business via online services, which includes requesting an extension, establishing a payment plan or making a payment, submitting electronic correspondence, submitting proof of correction electronically, reserving a court date, or setting up automatic reminders for your case(s), access My Court Portal as a guest user or create an account.

Note: Internet payments are not applicable to posting bail for a court trial, or trial by written declaration.

  • Get My OC Pay #
  • Please have your citation or case number available
  • Your payment will be processed and a confirmation of payment will be available for printing
  • The citation cannot be past due
In person:

Payments may be made in person at any of the four Criminal & Traffic Departments of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Click here for locations and hours.

By mail:

Checks and money orders only. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "Clerk of the Court". To ensure your payment is credited to the correct case, include the case or citation number. All checks must be preprinted with the maker’s name. Mail payments to: Information Payment Center, P.O. Box 6040, Newport Beach, CA 92658-6040. Click here for the mail-in credit card payment form.

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How Can I Request an Extension?

The clerk’s office is authorized to grant:

One (1) 45-day extension and an additional (1) 30-day second extension prior to any Failure to Appear action (Warrant, Department of Motor Vehicle Hold or Civil Assessment). This authorization applies to mandatory and forfeitable infractions. Further requests must be referred to court.

One (1) 30-day extension for completion of traffic school once traffic school fines and fees have been paid. This applies to traffic school ordered in court or processed in the clerk’s office.

One (1) 30-day extension on payment plans established under VC40510.5. This excludes payment plans on Traffic School.

In person: Requests may be made in person at any Justice Center. Click here for locations and hours.

Online (internet) extension: To conduct court business via online services, which includes requesting an extension, establishing a payment plan or making a payment, submitting electronic correspondence, submitting proof of correction electronically, reserving a court date, or setting up automatic reminders for your case(s), access My Court Portal as a guest user or create an account.

  • You must have your OC Pay #
  • Please have your citation or case number available
  • No more than two extensions processed on your case
  • No past or future scheduled court appearances
  • You cannot have a failure to appear or Civil Assessment on the case

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How Do I...

Click the link below to learn about OC Pay #.

OC Pay #

Click the link below to learn about calling the court on a Traffic/Criminal Case.

Automated Information and Payment

Click the button below to learn about contesting your citation.

Contesting your citation

Click on the link below to learn more.

Appearance in Court

Click on the link below to learn more.

Traffic General Information

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My Court Portal -Traffic and Criminal

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My Court Portal -Traffic and Criminal

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Traffic School

Click on the link below to learn more.

Failure to Appear - Warrant Information

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