The official fine and fee discount guide from The Financial Justice Project, housed in the San Francisco Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector

Can’t afford to pay your traffic ticket in San Francisco?

Traffic light iconYou can have your traffic court fines and fees reduced by 80% or more through the Court's Ability-To-Pay program.

Click below to learn how to apply!

You may pay the rest on a payment plan or with community service. 

Step 1: Confirm that you are eligible

You are eligible for an ability-to-pay discount if you:

1. Receive public benefits such as: Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKS, OR SSI; OR
2. Have an income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (about $32,200 for a single person); OR
3. Have a financial hardship that you can explain in your application, such as recent unemployment

Step 2: Apply for a discount

You can apply:

1. Online using the Court’s MyCitations Tool:
2. In-person at San Francisco Traffic Court
3. By mail to San Francisco Traffic Court

You can print out a paper application here: 

If needed, you may pay the rest of your ticket on a payment plan or with community service.

Contact the San Francisco Traffic Court for questions
Hall of Justice, Traffic Division
850 Bryant Street, Room 145
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours available here: 
Phone: (415) 551-8550