Traffic Tickets & Violations

The Clerk's Office is responsible for receiving payment for all Indiana citation traffic tickets issued in Tippecanoe County. If you have specific questions, e-mail us or call 765-423-9191.

Payment Due Before Court Date
Payment is due before your court date; failure to pay or appear on your court date may result in a late fee of $25 being assessed and/or the suspension of your driver's license.

Court Appearance Required
If you get a ticket for the following offenses, you must appear in court at the date and time indicated on the ticket or the notice sent by the Court. If you cannot appear in court at that time, please contact the Superior Court 6 office at 765-423-9750.

Required Court Appearance Offenses
  • Drinking While Driving
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving without Ever Having a License
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • No Child Restraint or Seatbelt (children age 12 or younger)
  • Operating with BAC from .02 - .09 (driver under age 21)
  • Operating while Intoxicated (OWI) with BAC over.08
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speed Contest
  • Violation of Probationary License
Payable Tickets
If you have been issued a ticket that does not require you to appear in court, you may:
  • Admit the violation by paying the scheduled fine and costs on or before the date listed on the bottom of the ticket.
  • Deny the violation by appearing in court on the date and time that the police officer wrote on the ticket. That information can be found on the bottom of the ticket as shown in this example. When you appear in court, the time and date for a bench trial will be scheduled.
  • Talk with the Deputy Prosecutor on the date and time indicated on the ticket to see if an agreement can be reached to divert the ticket. (See Deferral program Info below.)

Infraction Deferral Program
Certain traffic tickets may qualify for the Infraction Deferral Program. If the ticket qualifies and the person qualifies, and conditions of the program are met, the ticket will not be reported to the BMV.

The program has a fee and requires that the ticket holder complete and sign the Infraction Deferral Agreement and mail it or bring it with the fee to the Prosecutor's Office.

To inquire whether a ticket or ticket-holder will qualify, please contact the prosecutor's office at 765-423-9305 or visit the Traffic Ticket Deferral website for instructions and a downloadable form.