Pay by Mail

Please read the front and back of your ticket(s) and follow the directions. Many tickets can be paid without appearing in court. To pay your ticket By mail, sign the back of the ticket (for each charge) and return it to the court with a check or money order for the amount owed (minus any bond that was posted), payable and addressed to 64-A DISTRICT COURT at 101 W. Main Street, Ionia, Michigan 48846.

Pay by Phone

To pay fines and costs by credit card, call Toll Free: 1-888-604-7888. Pay location is 1370.

Pay Online

Go to GovPayNet to Pay Online »

Traffic Fines

Listed below are some of the tickets you can pay by mail. If your ticket is not listed, wait 3 days (to allow the court to receive a copy of the ticket) and then call (616) 527-5346. Please have your ticket in front of you when you call.

IF A MOVING VIOLATION OCCURED IN A SCHOOL ZONE (BEGINNING 30 MINUTES BEFORE SCHOOL IN THE MORNING AND 30 MINUTES AFTER SCHOOL IN THE AFTERNOON) OR IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE, ADD $25.00 TO THE AMOUNT OWED. IF YOU DO NOT PAY YOUR FINES AND COSTS BY THE APPEARANCE DATE, ADD AN ADDITIONAL $25.00 AS A DEFAULT FEE.

SPEEDING:

  • $100.00 …….1-10 MPH over limit
  • $115.00……..11-15 MPH over limit
  • $140.00……..16-25 MPH over limit
  • $176.00……..26-40 MPH over limit
  • $226.00……..41+ MPH over limit

MOVING VIOLATIONS:

  • $400.00……..DWLS (FAC/FCJ) No Priors
  • $190.00……..Carless Driving
  • $115.00……..Improper Passing / Turning
  • $115.00……..Failure to Yield, Crossing Median
  • $115.00……..Disobey Sign / Traffic Signal / Device
  • $115.00……..Improper Backing, Improper Lane
  • $91.00……….Violation of Basic Speed Law (VBSL)
  • $105.00……..Excessive Noise, Squealing Tires
  • $95.00……….Improperly Tinted Windows, Obstructed View

MISCELLANEOUS VIOLATIONS:

  • $156.00……..Refuse PBT
  • $135.00……..Disregard Handicap Sign
  • $222.00……..Improper Plates
  • $207.00……..No Cycle Endorsement
  • $65.00……….Failure to Wear Seatbelt
  • $80.00……….Expired Plates
  • $207.00……..Expired Operator License
  • $95.00……….Failure to Change Address
  • $145.00……..Violation of Graduated Drivers License
  • $195.00…….. Texting
  • $275.00……..Minor in Possession of Alcohol 1st Offense
  • $400.00 …….Open Alcohol (driver or passenger)
  • $775.00……..No Insurance on vehicle

DISMISSABLE VIOLATIONS:

  • $156.00…….. No Proof of Insurance*
  • $222.00………No Operator License in Possession*
  • $105.00………No Proof of Registration*
  • $95.00………..No Child Restraint*
  • $95.00………..Defective Equipment*

* If the officer has checked the { } Waive Box on the front of the ticket, the charge can be dismissed upon PROOF OF REPAIR of defective equipment or PROOF THAT INSURANCE WAS VALID WHEN YOU RECEIVED THE TICKET, or PROOF THAT YOU NOW HAVE A CHILD RESTRAINT. Repair of Defective equipment must be verified by a police officer, and the proof returned to the Court before the appearance date. The required proof for dismissal for the other three charges must be brought directly to the Court (and must be an original, not a copy) before the appearance date.

MOTOR CARRIER VIOLATIONS:

  • $350.00……..Unsafe Equipment
  • $280.00……..False Entries in Log Book
  • $370.00……..No Placards
  • $160.00……..Unqualified Driver
  • $245.00……..No MPSC Card or Plate
  • $225.00……..No Fuel Tax Permit
  • $322.00……..Improper Fee Paid
  • $156.00……..No Proof of Insurance*
  • $287.00……..Bypassing Scales
  • $262.00……..Spilling Load, Unsecure Load (Tarp)
  • $267.00……..No CDL Endorsement
  • $145.00……..Defective Equipment
  • $115.00……..Improper Lane Usage
  • $125.00……..Expired or No Medical Certificate
  • $125.00……..Log Book Not Current
  • $125.00……..Drive Excessive Hours (10-hour rule)
  • $65.00……….Failure to Wear Seat Belt
  • If your citation is not listed above, please contact the Court at 616-527-5346

FOR POINTS ON YOUR LICENSE CALL YOUR LOCAL SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE.

District Court

Raymond P. Voet (P-40823)
Chief Judge

Location:
100 W Main St.
Ionia, MI 48846.

Traffic Division
Phone: (616) 527-5346
Fax: (616) 527-8249

Civil Division
Phone: (616) 527-5349
Fax: (616) 527-5343

Probation
Phone: (616) 527-5342
Fax: (616) 522-9404