Lost Traffic Ticket in UtahPage Overview
The state doesn’t offer an online ticket search option, but some counties and cities might. For example, if you were ticketed in Salt Lake City you can search for your traffic ticket by your license plate or driver’s license number. Otherwise, keep reading below for tips on how to track down your Utah citation.
If you can recall where you were pulled over, you can search the Utah City and County page on the state’s website.
NOTE: It might also help to contact the issuing law enforcement agency; only the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), county sheriffs’ offices and municipal police departments can issue citations in UT. If you are ticketed by an agent of the UHP, use its online local office finder to track down the office handling your traffic ticket.
From the above-mentioned state site, you’ll find a list of local government pages. Once you narrow down the location, look for links to something like a police or sheriff’s department. Again, if UHP issued you the ticket, you’ll need to locate the specific UHP office separately.
In Utah, you can plead one of two ways:
A guilty plea requires you to pay the traffic ticket fines listed on your ticket. You could also face additional points on your driving record. For more on this, check out our page on paying your Utah traffic ticket. Your other option is to plead not guilty and dispute the charges in court. There’s also an option to take a justice court decision one step further by appealing it. For more on these options, visit our page on fighting your UT traffic ticket.
- Pay the fine online or in court
- Option to plea bargain penalties
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation)
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates
- Option to take defensive driving course to reduce points on driving record
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