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Infraction, Parking & Photo Enforcement
If you receive and infraction, you must respond within 30 days of the date issued or 33 days from the date the notice is mailed.
If you wish to pay online using VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, electronic check or a debit card, visit:
Pay by Phone
If you wish to pay by phone using VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or a debit card, please call 1-877-793-8935. A convenience fee applies for online and phone payments.
Mail a Payment
Check and money orders are accepted by mail. Please do not send cash through the mail. Make all checks and money orders payable to Issaquah Municipal Court. Include the ticket number on you check or money order.
Payment Plans for Court Fines
To set-up a pre-collection time payment agreement, please fill out the time payment application.
Unified Payment Program
The Unified Payment (UP) Program is an opportunity for anyone owing money on a traffic related ticket in a participating court to have those tickets removed from collections and setup for an affordable monthly payment that is applied to the outstanding balances owed on those tickets. Learn more.
You can also request a payment plan by calling the court at 425-837-3170.
If your account is in collections then you must contact Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson at 1-844-576-4766 or online to make a payment.
A mitigation hearing is where you admit you committed the violation but wish to explain the circumstances of the infraction and request a reduction in the fine. You may appear before a Judge for a hearing in-person or you may request a hearing by email. All traffic related violations will be reported to the Department of Licensing and will reflect on your driving record. Photo enforcement and parking tickets do not appear on your driving record. The judge's decision is final on mitigation hearings. There can be no appeal on these decisions.
- Deferred Finding: This option is discretionary with the Court and a way to keep a ticket from appearing on your driving record. The Judge will decide if you qualify for this option. You will not be eligible for a deferred finding if you have received one in the past seven years or if you are a commercial driver’s license holder. Deferred findings are not available on photo enforcement and parking tickets, as these are not placed on your driving record. You will be required to pay a $200 administrative fee, have no traffic infractions or criminal charges within the deferral period and may be required to comply with other conditions. If you comply with ALL conditions, the charge will be dismissed at the end of the deferral period and will not go on your driving record. If you do not comply with the conditions as ordered, a finding of committed will be entered. The Department of Licensing will be notified of the committed infraction. You will be required to pay the original penalty that is noted on your infraction as well as the administrative fee. Additional penalties may apply. To avoid additional penalties, contact the Court upon receiving a new citation. A request for a deferred finding is final. Once the Judge has granted the deferral you are unable to change your request.
By requesting this type of hearing, you are telling the Court that you did not commit the infraction(s). You may appear before a Judge for a hearing in-person, or you may request a hearing by email. The Judge will decide whether or not the infraction was committed based on a preponderance of the evidence. If the Judge finds the infraction committed, the penalty may stay the same or be reduced. The violation will be reported to the Department of Licensing and will be reflected on your driving record. If the case is found not committed, the infraction will not be reflected on your driving record. Photo Enforcement and parking tickets do not appear on your driving record. You may, at your own expense, hire an attorney to represent you at the hearing. You may subpoena witnesses by filing a subpoena request form (PDF).
If you have already requested a hearing and choose to hire an attorney or subpoena witnesses, your court date will likely change.
Contested hearings by email may not be appealed and the Judge’s ruling is final.
All hearings by email are final and may not be appealed. Please read the hearing by email page in its entirety prior to making a request.
If you cannot make it to the court date set by the clerk of the court, please submit a hearing by email or a speedy trial waiver.
Photo Enforcement: If you were not driving the vehicle when the alleged violation occurred please submit a Declaration of Non-Responsibility.