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July 8, 2020

Online Traffic Services

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Click the button above to go to the online traffic portal and then click "Smart Search" to find your case. Once you find your case, scroll down to the "Events and Hearings" section. If the Court has received and filed your traffic school completion information, you will see "Traffic School Completion submitted" at the bottom of the page.

Courtesy Notice (Notice of Bail)


The Court will mail a Notice of Bail to the address on the citation. You will usually get this notice within 30 days of your citation. The notice contains information about the requirements and options available for your case, like:

  • The amount of the bail (fine) and the payment due date
  • Proof of correction for compliance violations
  • Traffic school information

If you have not received a Notice of Bail, contact the Court. If you are not sure about your options, call the Court at (650) 363-4300 Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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When entering a crosswalk area, drive slowly and be prepared to stop.

If you have not received a Notice of Bail:

  • The officer who cited you may still have the citation.
  • Your latest address information may not have been updated with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • You may not have shown the officer your change of address card along with your driver's license.
  • The address written on the citation may be incorrect or incomplete.
  • The citation may have been sent back to the citing officer for correction.
  • There may have been a postal error.

You must still appear by the date stated in the Notice to Appear even if you have not received a Notice of Bail. By signing the citation in front of the officer, you agreed to appear or respond to the citation instead of being arrested.

If you do not appear or resolve a citation on or before the due date, OR if you do not appear at a scheduled court hearing, the Court may:

  • Charge a $300 Civil Assessment in addition to the traffic fine.
  • Notify the DMV of your failure to appear.

Contact Us

Traffic Division Northern Branch

1050 Mission Road,
South San Francisco, CA 94080 [Directions]

Phone Number and Phone Hours:
(650) 363-4300 or (650) 261-5100 option 5
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The County's Probation Department handles Juvenile Traffic cases NOT the Superior Court. You can contact the Probation Department at (650) 312-8887.

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