The Traffic Infraction Deferral Program is offered through the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office. It is available to qualified drivers for the dual purposes of promoting safe driving and allowing the driver to avoid any additional points on his/her driving record through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).
You may qualify to participate in the traffic infraction Deferral program if you:
Were driving a vehicle that does not require a commercial driver's license to operate.
To participate in the Infraction Deferral Program, you may come in person to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office, 4th floor of the courthouse from 8:30 - 11:45 A.M. or 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Bring the ticket and $189.50 in the form of cash, cashier's check, certified check, or money order made payable to the Clerk of the Court. If you prefer, you may pay by credit card or debit card at the Clerk's Office with the addition of a 2.75% processing fee.
To participate in the Infraction Deferral Program by mail, you may download and print the INFRACTION DEFERRAL AGREEMENT, complete, sign and date the agreement. Mail the completed agreement with $189.50 certified or cashier's check or money order to:
The deadline to participate in the Infraction Deferral Program is the due date on the ticket, also referred to as the initial hearing date or the court appearance date. Therefore, you must come in person to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office OR mail the signed agreement and fee on or before the due date. If your ticket is past due, but has not yet been sent to the BMV for failure to pay, then you will need prosecutor approval to participate in the Deferral program.
If you have a question that has not been addressed above, or you need prosecutor approval to participate in the program, you may call the prosecutor's office at (765) 423-9182. Have your ticket handy when you call.