District Court Traffic Payments

Payments of Fines & Cost

Notice: all financial obligations (fines, costs, restitution) are due in full on the date of sentencing. Pursuant to Michigan Court Rules (MCR) 1.110

The following methods of payments are acceptable at the 56A District Court.

  • By mail: with check or money order sent to: (please include ticket or case number)
                 56A District Court
                 Attention: Traffic Fines
                 1045 Independence Boulevard
                 Charlotte, MI 48813
  • By telephone: with GovPayNow at 1-888-604-7888. Use pay location code PLC 6701.  A fee is added for using this        service.
  • In person:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Drop box available for payments 4:30pm - 5:00pm. 
  • Online: at GovPayNow. A fee is added for using this service.  Credit card payments take 48-72 hours to process and      post to your account. 

Request for Payment Plan

  • Payment extensions can be granted when half the balance is paid within 30 days of the due date provided by the court      at the informal or formal hearing. 
    • You must contact the 56A District Court in writing, email (districtcourt@eatoncounty.org) or fax (517-543-1469) to          request an extension. Do not call by phone
    • Your written request should indicate your desire for additional time and the time period which you expect to pay the        balance due. 
    • If granted you will have an additional 30 days to comply with your judgment. Additional time will require another              letter to the court. It will be the court's discretion to grant any additional time without incurring any penalties. 
  •  Additional court costs and fees may be accessed to your original judgment if extensions are not granted and due              dates are missed.
  • Failure to comply with payments conditions may result in a suspension of your driver's license, driver reinstatement          fees or court costs being assessed, or a show cause hearing to be scheduled.