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Yes, if you fail to appear, you will be tried in your absence and billed for the fine and costs at the address listed on the summons issued to you by the officer.
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You are allowed one continuance, which is granted by the Clerk. Your case will be continued to the officers next available court date. The presiding Judge grants any further continuances.
Please visit the Virginia Judicial System website at and click on General District Court Case Information. Court starts promptly at the scheduled time, please be on time to avoid further fines.
The General District Court Clerk’s Office is located in the new Courts and Public Safety Building at 351 Courthouse Lane.
The clerks office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, except on legal holidays.
All prepayments must be received in this office at least one day prior to your court date. No payments will be accepted on court day before court.
Yes, prepayments can be paid online with Visa or MasterCard. Click on “Pay Traffic Tickets” and follow the instructions to prepay. There is a 4% convenience fee for this service.
You have 30 calendar days from the date of conviction to pay the amount due before the suspension date.
Yes, You have 10 days from the conviction date to appear in the Clerks office to note your appeal.
All payments are payable to the General District Court.
All speeding violations can be prepaid. The fine is computed at $6 per mile over the posted speed limit, except speeding in a school zone or speeding in a highway work zone which are computed at $7 per mile over the posted speed limit. Add the court-processing fee of $61. If you received more than one summons at the same time add the $61 processing fee to the first summons and $10 for each additional summons with the exception of a seat belt violation.
A seat belt violation for a driver or a passenger over the age of 18 years old is a $25 civil penalty with no additional cost or processing fee.
The General District Court mailing address is:King William General District Court351 Courthouse LaneSuite 201King William, VA 23086
You may pay by personal check, money order, cashiers check, VISA or MasterCard. To pay by Visa or MasterCard, fill in the credit card authorization information on the reverse side of the prepayable information sheet given to you by the officer. Mail your payment payable to the General District Court or your credit card authorization information to the court at:351 Courthouse Lane, Suite 201King William, VA 23086
There is a 4% convenience fee for this service.
You may pay by credit card by fax. You will need to fax us an authorization letter with the credit card information, expiration date, and total of the ticket(s) along with the cardholders signature. If you are paying for another person please note their name and include a phone number where you can be reached in case there is a problem. The fax number is 804-769-4971. There is a 4% convenience fee for this service.
You may not prepay a reckless driving charge.