If you get a traffic citation in Jefferson County, you have several options:
- Appear in court (with or without an attorney) to contest the charges
- Apply for Drive Safe Louisville (see information below)
- Apply for Kentucky State Traffic School (see information below)
- Pay the citation (if eligible)
Note: The Office of the Circuit Court Clerk does not endorse one option over another, nor does it give legal advice.
Paying a Citation
Payments must be made at least four (4) business days prior to your court date.
You can make online payments 24/7/365 through ePay.
In addition, you can pay by phone, mail or in-person.
To pay by phone, call (866) 396-1751 or contact the District Criminal/Traffic Division at (502) 595-4428.
In-person payments can be made at the District Criminal/Traffic Division at the Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice, 600 W. Jefferson St., 40202, Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. You can also pay traffic citations at any driver’s license branch except the Downtown Branch. (The Downtown Driver’s License Branch will refer you to the Hall of Justice where you can make a payment directly to the District Criminal/Traffic Division.) You must have the citation in order to make a payment.
Once you have paid a citation, you are not eligible for Drive Safe Louisville.
Drive Safe Louisville
Jefferson County Attorney program. Fee: $179. Case eligible for dismissal upon completion.
- For details or to apply online, visit DriveSafeLouisville.com
- Apply via phone at 866-605-7133
Kentucky State Traffic School
Court costs: $134.
There are two approved options to complete the Traffic School program: Online (Internet) and in-person (Classroom Instruction), and with either option you must still pay the $134 court costs.
ONLINE: To complete traffic school online, visit https://www.myimprov.com/traffic-school/kentucky/ and sign up for the online version of the Kentucky State Traffic School course. This course can be completed 100% online. The internet course will provide the same point reduction and license reinstatement benefits as the classroom course. The cost is $39 and it must be completed within 30 days of the driver’s referral/conviction date in order to avoid suspension of driving privileges. Note: Before the driver can enroll in the online course, they must first receive a traffic school enrollment letter from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION: To complete traffic school via Classroom Instruction, you may register online at https://sts.ky.gov. State Traffic School classes last 4 hours and are conducted at various times and locations throughout the Commonwealth. It can take up to six weeks for the driver to be scheduled for a class. If the driver does not complete the class on their scheduled date, their license will be suspended. The cost is $15 and the driver must enroll within 30 days of their referral/conviction date in order to avoid suspension of their driving privileges.
- Apply for the Classroom Instruction via phone at (502) 564-1257
- Apply for the Classroom Instruction at District Criminal/Traffic counter or Driver’s Licenses branches
For more information on Traffic School, click here.