Traffic Tickets in Utah

SUMMARY: Utah Traffic Tickets

The procedure for responding to a Utah traffic ticket will vary by violation and county court. You may be able to pay your ticket fines online, by mail, by phone, or in person. To fight your ticket, you will need to appear in court.

Continue reading this page to learn how to respond to your Utah traffic ticket.

NOTE: If you fail to respond to your traffic ticket by the deadline date, you could face additional fees and penalties, including a driver’s license suspension.

Traffic Ticket Fines and Penalties

In Utah, traffic ticket fines and court costs will depend on the infraction and county court. To find out how much your violation will cost, please refer to your ticket or contact the Utah county court handling your case.

NOTE: For a general idea of what you'll need to pay for your ticket, view the Utah Uniform Fine/Bail Forfeiture Schedule.

Driving Record Points

Each time you're convicted of a traffic violation, the Utah Driver License Division (DLD) of the Department of Public Safety will add points to your driving record. If you accumulate more than 200 points within 3 years, your driver's license could get suspended.

Pay a Traffic Ticket in Utah

The steps to pay your traffic ticket vary depending on the county you received your ticket in. Your options may include:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • By phone.
  • In person.

Check your UT traffic ticket or contact the appropriate UT county court for complete instructions. A court appearance may be mandatory.

NOTE: In some cases, you may be able to dismiss your traffic ticket by completing traffic school. For more details, contact your local UT DLD office or county court directly.

Fight a UT Traffic Ticket

If you plan to fight your ticket in Utah, you must appear in court and enter a “not guilty" plea. Your UT traffic ticket will show your court date.

For more information on how to contest your UT traffic violation, please contact the traffic court handling your ticket.

Lost Your Traffic Ticket?

Unfortunately as of this publishing, the Utah courts website does not currently offer an online traffic ticket search function.

If you've lost your UT traffic ticket, you'll need to contact the traffic court in the county where you received the ticket.

Fines & Penalties for Commercial Drivers

If you were convicted of a traffic violation as a commercial driver, you must notify your employer within 30 days.

For some major offenses, you will lose your commercial driver's license (CDL) for 1 year, including:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving your commercial vehicle.
  • Driving a commercial vehicle when the license is revoked, cancelled or disqualified or the drive was disqualified from having a CDL.
  • A commercial vehicle operated with negligence which results in a fatality
  • Driving a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) 0.04% or higher.
  • Operating a commercial vehicle when the driver is under the effects of a controlled substance.
  • Refusing to submit to a BAC test.
  • The commission of a felony crime involving a commercial vehicle (This applies to making, distributing and/or dispensing a controlled substance)

For more information, visit our CDL Suspensions in Utah page.

Utah Traffic Tickets: FAQs

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