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County offices will be closed on December 24th & 25th for the holiday.

58th District Court

Traffic Fines & Fee Schedule

Please call the court and verify the amount of your fine and costs if your ticket is not listed below or if you are late in paying your ticket. Depending on your violation, you may be required to appear in court.

NOTE: Moving violations that take place in a school zone will double in penal fines.

DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Fine and Costs are $110 unless corrections are made. Refer to the back of your citation.

NO PROOF OF INSURANCE: Fine and Costs are $130 unless you have valid proof, and present it to the court. Proper Attire Is Required For Appearance In Court.

Please call the court and verify the amount of your fine and costs if your ticket was issued in a school zone, construction zone, or if you are late paying your ticket.


Speeding General
Infraction Fines & Costs Points
1-5 Miles over limit $105 2
6-10 Miles over limit $115 2
11-15 Miles over limit $125 3
16-25 Miles over limit $135 4
26 miles or over, contact the court for fines & costs information. 4

Speeding Interstate
Infraction Fines & Costs Points
1-5 Miles over limit $105 0
6-10 Miles over limit $115 1
11-15 Miles over limit $125 2
16-25 Miles over limit $135 3
26 miles or over, contact the court for fines & costs information. 4

Parking, Licensing, Documentation, Traffic & Other Violations
Offense Fee Points
Failed to Stop Assured Clear Distance Ahead
$105 2
Violation of Basic Speed Law (Crash)
$105 2
Careless Driving
$185 3
Improper Lane/Unsafe Lane Change
$115 2
Drove Left of Center
$135 2
Improper Passing
$125 3
Wrong Way on One-Way Street
$135 2
Improper Turn/Failed to Signal
$125 2
Disregard Stop Sign
$125 3
Disregard Traffic Signal
$125 3
Failed to Yield Right of Way
$125 2
Failure to Stop for School Bus
$280 3
Handicapped Parking Violation
$175 0
Expired Registration Plates
$125 0
Seat Belt Violation
$65 0
Child Restraint Violation $100 0

Updated: December 2014

* Registration/Plate violations may differ depending on the law in which it was written under. Commercial vehicle violations may differ. (Fines and costs are subject to change). For any questions, contact the court.

** Driver’s Responsible fees may be assessed by the Secretary of States’ office upon conviction – see below. These fees are not associated with the District Court fees.

SOS Driver Responsibility Program

Where can I get information about my Driver Responsibility fee?

You can find further information on the Driver Responsibility Program at: www.michigan.gov/driverresponsibility

The following information was obtained at the Department of State website and may be subject to change:

Governor Granholm signed into law Public Act 165 of 2003 – known as the driver responsibility law – effective October 1, 2003.
This is a fee assessed from the Department of State and is separate from the court fines and costs. The revenues collected are not used to benefit the department. They go to the General Fund with set revenues in excess of $65 million (up to $3.5 million) being directed to a newly created Fire Protection Fund. The Michigan Legislature enacted this program in an effort to encourage greater traffic safety and to discourage unsafe driving behavior to save lives.

Offenses and Penalties

The Driver Responsibility Program calls for monetary sanctions for drivers who:

  • Accumulate seven or more points on their driving record (Category 1), or
  • Are convicted of specific qualifying offenses (Category 2)

Only driving offenses with arrest or incident dates on, or after, October 1, 2003, will be counted. Points accumulated prior to October 2, 2003 are not eligible for consideration under this new law.

Category 1 Points

Category 1 offenses, such as speeding, improper turns, and following too closely, are assessed a fee based on the number of points on the driving record, with a required minimum of seven points. The fees assessed begin at $100 and increase by $50 for each additional point above seven points.

7 Points = $100 8 Points = $150 9 Points = $200
10 Points = $250 11 Points = $300 12 Points = $350
13 Points = $400 14 Points = $450 15 Points = $500

Drivers assessed a fee for seven or more points under Category 1 will be assessed only once per year. Category 1 fees will not be assessed in any year in which the number of points on a driving record falls below seven.

Category 2 Offenses

Certain offenses are classified as "qualifying offenses" and carry their own driver responsibility fee independent from the number of points on the driving record. Drivers convicted of qualifying offenses will be assessed a driver responsibility fee of $150, $200, $500 or $1,000 for two consecutive years. The amount is determined by the relative seriousness of the offense. For example:

  • Drunk Driving (Operating While Intoxicated) = $1,000
  • Reckless Driving = $500
  • No Proof of Insurance = $200
  • Drove While License Expired = $150

Points from Category 2 offenses and convictions are NOT counted toward the point total for Category 1.

Multiple driver responsibility fees are assessed if a driver is convicted of multiple qualifying offenses under Category 2.

For a list of the Category 2 convictions that qualify for the driver responsibility fee please visit the Department of State’s website listed above.

Driver responsibility fees are assessed for two consecutive years for Category 2 convictions. The second year's fees will be assessed on the anniversary date of the first year's fees.

Fee Assessments and Payments

Failure to pay, or arrange to pay, results in an indefinite suspension of a driver's license until full payment is made. As with other suspensions, a reinstatement fee of $125 is required before the license is restored. Fee assessments apply to both licensed and unlicensed drivers.

NOTE: If you have any questions regarding these fees, DO NOT contact the court. Listed below are phone numbers to call the appropriate department depending on your question or you may visit the web site.

Please contact Michigan Department of State for questions about:

Michigan Department of State
Driver and Vehicle Record Information
(517) 322-1460

Please contact the Michigan Department of Treasury for questions about:

  • Periodically the Michigan Department of Treasury experiences extremely high call volumes, which may result in lengthy wait time. For your convenience, the Michigan Department of Treasury, Collection Division has temporarily (November 1st through December 2nd) extended our telephone hours between 7 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Friday.
  • Paying Driver Responsibility Fees
  • Driver Responsibility Installment Agreements
  • Account Balances
  • Individuals calling on behalf of another party (including minors and spouses) by law will not be provided with information, or be permitted to make payment arrangements unless a Power of Attorney Form is on file with the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Collection Division
Michigan Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 30199
Lansing, MI 48909-7699.
(517) 636-5240

How do I get a copy of my driving record or a copy of a driver responsibility Suspension Order?

Contact the Department of State Record Lookup Unit at (517) 322-1624 to obtain the necessary form to request records.

The cost for a driver record lookup is $7. Certified records are $8. Completed requests may be faxed to (517)-322-1181. Payments for faxed requests must be charged to a credit card account.

Mail your completed request to:

Michigan Department of State
Record Lookup Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, Michigan 48918-1540

For payment, include a check, money order, or credit card information.

Grand Haven

Craig E. Bunce, Judge
Lori Catalino, Administrator
Jami Speet, Chief Clerk
414 Washington Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(ATM on 2nd Floor)
Phone: (616) 846-8280
Fax: (616) 846-8291
Monday - Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Holland

Bradley Knoll, Chief Judge
Susan A. Jonas, Judge
Cindy Solow, Chief Clerk
85 West 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 392-6991
Monday - Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Hudsonville

Kenneth Post, Judge
Cindy Daldos, Chief Clerk
3100 Port Sheldon Road
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 662-3100
FAX: (616) 669-2950
Monday - Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:
9:00am - 5:00pm