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Application and Waiver - Traffic Infractions


When do I have to appear for court?

  • Any Misdemeanor offense – you must report to court on the date written on the ticket.
  • Any Violation offense – The ‘return by date’ on the ticket is not a court date, it is just the date to have your plea entered by.  A plea must be entered on the ticket where indicated and returned to the court by mail or in person before the date stated on the ticket. To enter a plea, complete Part A for Guilty or Part B for Not Guilty. Your correct phone number and mailing address are required.

What happens if I plead guilty?

  • A guilty plea will result in fines and/or surcharges being assessed. A fine letter will be mailed to you. Please be sure to give us your correct mailing address and phone number.

What happens if I plead not guilty?

  • You will receive a court date to appear.
  • If you are mailing in a not guilty plea, please allow 4-6 weeks for a court date to be mailed to you.
  • You will be required to pay the fines on the day of court.
  • The court accepts payments in cash or by credit card.
  • If you do not have enough cash with you, you can pay by 3:30 pm.
  • If you appear in court and do not pay the fines you will be rescheduled to another court date, where you will have to repeat the procedure.

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The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000. Amherst community videos.

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