An infraction is a non-criminal offense for which you cannot go to jail.
If you received a green copy or a white electronic copy, you have been charged with an infraction. Please read the ticket for instructions. You must respond within 15 days of the date of the citation by either requesting a hearing (see below) or by paying the fine in full. After 15 days, a $52 penalty for failure to respond will be added.
You can request a mitigation or contested hearing or deferral with the Tumwater Violations Division (see below). The City of Tumwater contracts with Thurston County District Court to conduct court hearings.
Pay a Fine
Please make checks payable to the City of Tumwater and submit by mail or in person. Visit Tumwater Violations Division for more payment options.
Tumwater Violations Division
Tumwater City Hall
555 Israel Road SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for holidays.
Other Options for Infractions (traffic or non-traffic)
If you have received an infraction, you may choose to request a Mitigation Hearing, Contested Hearing or a Deferral. Please contact Tumwater Violations Division for more information at (360) 754-4190, or stop by during regular business hours.
RCW 46.61.370); Speeding in a construction zone (RCW 46.61.527); Speeding in a school zone (RCW 46.61.440). If you wish to request a mitigation hearing, you must select the 2nd option on your citation and return it to the court within 15 days of the date of the ticket. Please make sure you fill in your name, mailing address and signature. Mitigation hearings are held at the Thurston County District Court, please contact them directly with any court date questions.
A deferred finding is an opportunity for you to have your traffic infraction dismissed. If the court grants a deferral, you must meet all of the conditions of the deferral for the infraction to be dismissed. You may have an infraction deferred only once every 7 years anywhere in the state. The period of deferral is for 6 months. You cannot commit another infraction within this deferral period. You must pay a $150 administrative fee, plus $70 for any additional charge on your traffic ticket. This fee must be paid in full within 90 days of the entry of the deferral.
You are not eligible for a deferral if you have a CDL (commercial driver’s license).
Contact Tumwater Violations Division at (360) 754-4190.