Courts - FAQs

Criminal

How much is my fine?  Click Here.

The fine amount assessed by the Judge using the Standard Bail Schedule as a guideline. 

What could happen if I were to plead guilty?

The Judge would get your side of what happened and would look at any police reports, drivers license records and any other information to make a decision on your case.

I was appointed a Legal Defender, how do I contact them?

Salt Lake Legal Defenders, 424 E 500 S, STE 300, Salt Lake City UT 84111     /  Phone:  801-532-5444

What are your hours of operation?

The Court is in operation from 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, payments from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  A clerk is available by phone between 8:30am and 4:00pm at 801-535-6300.

Where can I get legal advice? 

Free Legal Clinics and Legal Resources

Modest Means Lawyer Referral Program

Traffic

What is my bail amount? 

State Bail Schedule- click here, to look up your bail amount. If the bail falls under the "Suggested Bail Security Surcharge" column, that is the bail due.

Speeding Bail Schedule - click here.

State Bail Schedule:   If the bail falls under the "Suggest Bail plus Sec Surch ($40)" column, that is the bail due. 

Example:

I received a citation for No Insurance, but had insurance, what do I do?

If you have received a traffic citation for No Insurance, the court requests proof of insurance on letterhead from your insurance carrier.  The following information must be on letterhead:

  • Court Case Number
  • Attention:  Traffic
  • Your Full Name
  • Date of Coverage (must be covered on the date of violation)
  • Make of Vehicle
  • Policy Number
  • Agent Phone Number
  • Agent's Signature

The letter head may be faxed to 801-535-6302 or emailed to traffic@slcgov.com

Where does the money for my traffic ticket go?  Click here.

Where can I get legal advice?

Free Legal Clinics and Legal Resources

Modest Means Lawyer Referral Program

Utah.FreeLegalAnswers.org

Small Claims

FAQ click here.

Collection letter or Returned Checks

If you have received a collection letter or have a returned check, please contact the Collections Department at

801-535-7100.