The County of Butte and Butte County Superior Court both play a role in collecting court-ordered fines and fees. The Court handles the collection of current accounts and refers delinquent accounts to the Central Collections Division of the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Department.
Current Court Fines and Fees
If you have received a traffic citation, local ordinance or animal control violation, you should receive a courtesy notice in the mail from the Butte County Superior Court within three weeks from the date of your citation. If you fail to respond by the date shown on the bottom of your citation, a warrant may be issued for your arrest or a hold may be placed against your driver's license. Read more. The Court also collects fines and fees for misdemeanor and felony cases while they are in a current status.
Delinquent Court Fines and Fees
Delinquent traffic citations and other infractions, misdemeanors, and felony cases are forwarded by Butte County Superior Court to the Central Collections Division of the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Department. The department serves as a collection agency to recover delinquent debt owed to the Court and Butte County. There are several payment options available.
New! Traffic Ticket/Infractions Amnesty & Driver's License Reinstatement Programs
In June, the Governor signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets and a drivers license reinstatement program. The program runs from October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2017.
The Central Collections Division of the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Department will be administering the program on behalf of the Butte County Superior Court, as it is responsible for collecting delinquent court fines and fees.
More about program and eligibility requirements
Participation form to determine eligibility for the amnesty and/or driver's license reinstatement program.