Infraction Procedure


Start by reading the entire front and back side of your citation (ticket). If you follow the instructions given there, you can't go wrong. You should note that you must respond in writing within 15 days of the date that the ticket was issued. 

An infraction is not a crime, but failure to respond can result in the suspension of your driver's license. You can respond by either mailing the green ticket to the court or bringing it in person to the clerk's office in the Public Safety Building located at: 311 Cedar Street - Suite A, Burlington, WA 98233

Options on Back of Ticket

Select one of the boxes on the back of the ticket and verify your address.

  • If you select box #1, you are electing to pay the penalty and you should enclose payment with the copy of the citation.
  • If you select box #2, you are admitting that you committed the infraction and are asking to explain the circumstances in hopes that it may reduce the penalty. The court will send you a court date; make sure you give us your current address.
  • If you select box #3, you are contesting (challenging) the charge. You are asking for a contested hearing, stating that you did not commit the infraction and you want to present evidence or testimony to dispute it. A finding of committed; at which time you will be required to pay the penalty, or not committed; the case will be dismissed, will be the result of this hearing.