Deferred Disposition

Deferred is a 90 or 180-day probationary period giving you the opportunity to pay out your fine.

If you are eligible and meet all the requirements at the end of your deferral period, your citation:

  • Will not be reported on your driving record
  • Will not affect the cost of your insurance
  • Judgment will appear as a dismissal

General Eligibility

To be eligible for deferred disposition you:

  • Must not be charged with a traffic violation committed in a construction zone, with workers present
  • Must not have successfully completed a deferred disposition of a similar charge in the past 12 months
  • Must pay an expense fee and court costs
  • Must not be charged with any similar offenses during your deferral period

Reasons for Ineligibility

Commercial Drivers License

If you hold a Commercial Drivers License you will not be eligible for deferred disposition.

Speeding Charges

If you were charged with speeding in excess of 24 mph over the speed limit:

  • Must pay an expense fee and court costs within 30 days
  • Must not be charged with any similar offenses during your deferral period
  • Must attend a driving safety course and return the certificate of completion to the court

No Insurance Eligibility

If you were charged with the offense of failure to maintain financial responsibility (no insurance) you are not eligible for deferred disposition if:

  • The citation resulted from a traffic accident
  • You are charged with a second or subsequent offense or failure to maintain financial responsibility

If you are eligible:

  • Deferred period will be for 180 days
  • Must provide proof of insurance for the entire 180 days without a lapse in coverage

Deferred for Driver'S License Offenses

  • Must provide proof of a valid Driver's License by the end of the deferral period.

Fill out the Deferred Disposition Form (PDF) to request by mail, fax or e-mail.