Can I come in and handle my citation prior to my scheduled arraignment time?
Yes, Hillsboro Municipal Court is a violations bureau and we can take your plea and tell you if we can reduce the fine. We reduce strictly based off your driving record and type of offense we do take explanations into account.
Can I enter a plea for someone else?
No, the person cited on the citation needs to enter their own plea.
Can I make payments on a suspended case?
Yes, however, clearance paperwork for your suspended driver's license will not be issued until the full fine amount has been paid. Any payments made towards a suspended case are to be in the form of cash, money order or credit card. No personal checks will be accepted on a suspended case.
Can I pay another courts ticket at your court?
No, each court handles their own citations.
I was convicted on a City Ordinance offense, do I need to list this on a criminal history check?
No, City Ordinance offenses are violations of City Code and not criminal offenses
The Officer said I could call in and my fine would be lowered, true?
Fines may not be lowered over the phone. You need to appear in Court, at your scheduled date and time, or at the clerk's office any time prior, or up, to your court date, where your fine may or may not be lowered depending upon your driving record and the type of offense you were cited for.
Where do I mail my payment to?
The address to the Court can be found on the front of your citation, at the bottom.
Can I make a payment over the phone?
Only if you are on a current payment plan or paying a parking ticket.
How do I appeal a parking ticket?
You may either write a letter to the Judge or appear in Court. When sending in your letter of appeal to the Judge you must include payment of your full fine amount as indicated on the face of the parking ticket. When appearing in Court, contact the Court clerk to find out when the Court will be in session.
I received two (2) parking tickets on the same day, do I have to pay both?
Yes, the two tickets are for two different parking violations. The most common violations would have an individual receiving a ticket "over the two hour time limit" and "twice allowed time". In this scenario, the person would have exceeded the two hour limit on a parking space by parking in the same space in excess of four hours. Exceeding the first two-hour limit would result in the first ticket. Continuing to park in the same space and exceeding the second two-hour limit would result in the second ticket.