61st District Court

Court Fines, Costs and Fees

The following lists the most common fines on Civil Infractions. If you do not find your specific charge, call the clerk's office at (616) 632-5525 Mon - Fri 7:30am to 4:15pm, as our hours have changed. If you are charged with a Misdemeanor, you must appear in court.

PLEASE NOTE: For all accidents, add $30 to the amount listed. The fine is doubled if you are cited in a construction or School zone – fine is noted in the right column. Defaults are subject to a $40 cost to compel ticket disposition. Over 57 days delinquent will be assessed an additional 20%.

Basic Speed - Not on Highway (Not Limited Access)

MPH Over Limit Fine Construction or
School Zone
1-10 $130 $160
11-15 $150 $200
16-18 $160 $220
19-21 $170 $240
22-24 $180 $260
25-27 $190 $280
28-30 $200 $300
31-33 $210 $320
34+ $220 $340

Basic Speed – Highway Only (Limited Access)

MPH Over Limit Fine Construction or
School Zone
1-5 $135 $170
6-10 $140 $180
11-15 $150 $200
16-25 $160 $220
26-28 $170 $240
29-31 $180 $260
32-34 $190 $280
35-37 $200 $300
38-40 $210 $320
41+ $220 $340

Other Speed Related Citations

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Careless Driving $215 $280
Violation of Basic Speed – too fast $130 $160
Violation of Basic Speed – too slow $130 $160

Stop and Go Violations/Traffic Control Devices

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Fail to Stop in Assured Clear Distance $150 $200
Disregard stop sign $135 $170
Failed to stop for school bus $280 $460
Disobey red/yellow flasher $135 $170
Disobey yellow light $135 $170
Disobey red light $135 $170
Disobey posted sign $135 $170
Used private/public property to avoid device $135 $170
Stop/standing in traffic lane $118 $136
Parked/stopped/standing on freeway $118 $136
Unsafe starting or backing $130 $160

Turning and Signaling

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Prohibited turn $135 $170
Improper turn $135 $170
Change course to interfere $135 $170
Limited access highway – driving across median $130 $160
Fail to signal/improper signal $124 $148

Lights - Improper Use

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Failed to dim headlights $118 $136
Drove at night without headlights $118 $136

Lane Use - Wrong Way Violations

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Drove wrong way, one way road $141 $182
Drove on wrong side, divided highway $147 $194
Drove on wrong side of roadway $141 $182
Improper lane driving, multiple lane highway $141 $182

Motorcycle and Moped Violations

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Helmet violation; driver and passenger $124 $148
Drove moped on limited access highway $118 $136
Drove with excess riders $118 $136
Drove moped on sidewalk $118 $136

Obstructed Vision or Control

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Driver viewing TV while operating vehicle $165 $230
Obstructed vision, dangling object $118 $136
Riding on outside of vehicle $118 $136

Overtaking/Right of Way Violations

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Improper overtaking or passing $124 $148
Fail to give way when overtaken $135 $170
Fail to yield at signed/unsigned intersection $135 $170
Fail to merge safely $135 $170
Fail to yield at red flasher $135 $170
Fail to yield for funeral procession $130 $160
Fail to yield for emergency vehicle $147 $194
Fail to yield to pedestrians $135 $170
Fail to yield turning on red $135 $170
Fail to yield/stop leaving alley/driveway $130 $160
Impeding traffic $118 $136

Seat Belt Violations

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Violation of safety belt law by driver $65 $71
Violation of safety belt law by passenger $65 $71
Violation of safety belt law by driver; passenger 4-15 yrs $65 $71
Violation of child restraint under 4 yrs $105 $115

Pedestrian Violations

Offense Fine Construction or
School Zone
Pedestrian on freeway $124 $148
Hitchhiking $124 $148
Jaywalking $118 $136
Walked in roadway, sidewalks provided $118 $136
Walked in roadway, no sidewalks $118 $136