Traffic Dismissible or Waivable

Certain traffic violations are able to be dismissed at the 56A District Court. 

Eligible Violations

The District Court will waive or dismiss the following traffic violations written under these specific sections of the Motor Vehicle Code only.

  • Defective equipment violations written as 257.683 only (no other equipment violations will be dismissed)
  • No proof of insurance 257.328
  • No proof of registration 257.223
  • No valid operator license on person 257.311

Process for Dismissal

  • The above violations will only be dismissed by the court if the violations are signed off by a law enforcement officer. 
    • An officer is required to physically examine the vehicle for repairs made or inspection of the driver license, Proof of Insurance and Registration certificates. The officer will then sign your copy of the violation. 
    • If an officer will not sign your violation, you may contact the police agency that issued the ticket for further clarification on how to have the violation dismissed.
  • A signed off ticket must be brought or mailed in to the court to dismiss. 
  • A signed off No Proof of Insurance ticket mailed to the court, must also include a check for $25 to cover the administration fee for dismissal. 
  • You will be given or mailed a Notice of Judgment indicating the case was dismissed. 
    • Tickets are not dismissed until this process has been completed.