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Public Health Notice - Office Closures

The Clark County Commissioners, in order to protect its employees and citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to the recommendation of the Clark County Health Officer, hereby announce the closure of all Clark County Government Offices to the public, effective at 4:30 p.m. on March 17, 2020.  To clarify, the offices of the Assessor, Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, Clerk, Planning & Zoning, Surveyor, Veterans Services, Weights & Measures, Commissioners and Clark County 4-H/Purdue Extension will be closed to all members of the public UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE for all walk-in and face-to-face business.  All scheduled public meetings of any Clark County Government Board, Council or Commission are also hereby cancelled and will be rescheduled for dates to be determined.  The Clark County Courts have previously issued their own Court Order concerning their limited emergency operations for the Courts, Probation, CASA and any other Court functions.  If you have questions concerning Court, Probation, CASA or any other Court-related operations, please contact the Courts directly by telephone.

The Clark County Government Offices will continue to conduct Clark County Government business on a daily basis.  If you need assistance, please refer to the www.co.clark.in.us for a complete list of Office telephone numbers.  A "Drop Box" will be placed inside the front East Court Avenue entrance to the Clark County Government Building for business that does not require face-to-face transactions.  Please place all documents, paperwork and check payments (no cash payments will be accepted) that need to be processed into an envelope addressed to the applicable Office; please include any specific instructions; and then place the envelope into the Drop Box.  If you have any questions, please call the applicable Office.

As always, the health, safety and welfare of the employees and citizens of Clark County are the number one priority of the Clark County Commissioners.  Please practice simple and safe hand-washing procedures and lets all do our part in slowing the progression of COVID-19.

DATED: March 17, 2020

Jack Coffman
President, Clark County Board of Commissioners

Current Primary Election Candidates

Provided below are the current 2020 primary election candidates. Candidate filing for the 2020 Primary Election in Clark County began at 8:00am, Wednesday, January 8th and ends at noon, February 7th. For additional information contact or visit the Clerk's office webpage. This document will be updated as new candidates file the documents required with the Clerk's office.

Click here to view current election candidates

Clark County Indiana Traffic Violations

The Court has established the following schedule for payment of traffic violations.

Moving Violations

  • All Speeding Violations - $171.00
  • All Other Moving Violations - $171.00

Non-Moving Violations

  • Expired Plates, Expired Driver’s License, Parking In a Handicap Zone & Equipment Violations - $170.00
  • Open Container Violation - $170.00
  • Child Restraint Violation
     - 1st Offense Show proof of compliance
     - 2nd Offense $25.00
  • Seat Belt Violation $25.00
  • Driving While Suspended (Infraction) $171.00
  • Commercial Truck Violations $171.00

You will only pay a maximum fine of $35.00 for each additional Violation received during the same incident. If the additional Violation is a Seat Belt Violation, you will only pay a maximum fine of $25.00.

Common Questions

1. Do I have to appear in Court?

No. Only if you want to contest your citation, you must appear in Court on the appearance date and time indicated on your citation. You may also have an attorney file a written response by that date.

2. What happens if I want to go to Court but I cannot make it on the day given?

You may attend another court date within your 30 day grace period. See the “Traffic” court dates listed below.

3. I decided to admit & pay my citation. May I have more time?

Yes. You have 30 days after your first court date to make payment. The Court does not issue an arrest warrant if you fail to appear and fail to pay within the grace period. NO GRACE PERIOD FOR CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) OPERATORS. A CDL FINE MUST BE PAID BY YOUR COURT DATE.

4. What if the payment is not received within the 30 day grace period?

The Court will notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of your non-compliance and will suspend your driver’s license. If you have a driver’s license in another state, Indiana will notify your state and seek suspension of your driver’s license in that state.

How to make a Payment 

  • Pay Online* - Please Click Here to pay your ticket online (Please wait at least 5 to 7 days before trying to make a payment online)
  • In Person* - Cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, or Credit/Debit Card. 
    NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED!
  • Mail - Money Order or Cashier’s Check. Please make sure to include your cause number and UTT number. If you want to receive a receipt, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment. Send payment to: Clark County Traffic Violations, 501 E Court Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
  • By PhoneNO CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE.

*Please note using a Credit/Debit card will have convenience fees added.

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Clark County Prosecuting Attorney -Infraction Deferral Program

www.clarkprosecutor.org
Phone 812-285-6269
(Click on “INFRACTION DEFERRAL PROGRAM”)

Instead of paying the $171 traffic violation ticket, the Infraction Deferral Program is offered by the Prosecuting Attorney to allow safe drivers to maintain their good driving record. After 6 months without another traffic violation your citation will be dismissed. No “points” or convictions relating to your Citation will appear on your BMV driving record. The cost for the Deferral Program is $192.50, if accepted by the Prosecutor.

You are NOT eligible for the Infraction Deferral Program if:

  • You have already paid your Citation.
  • Your Citation is based upon violation of a Local Ordinance rather than a State Statute.
  • You have participated in an Infraction Deferral Program within the past two (2) years.
  • You are a Habitual Traffic Offender.
  • You have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • You have a Probationary License.
  • You do not have a valid Driver's License.
  • Your Citation is related to a criminal act, you are on probation for a criminal conviction, or other criminal charges are pending.

Unless extraordinary circumstances are present, Citations for Passing a School Bus and Speeding 25+ MPH Over Speed Limit are NOT subject to deferral. Citations which result from a traffic accident are NOT subject to deferral unless proof of insurance is shown. The Prosecuting Attorney has complete discretion to deny any deferral.

If you decide to participate in the Infraction Deferral Program, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the Infraction Deferral Agreement
  2. Complete and sign the agreement and return it to the Clark County Traffic Violations Bureau. Attach a copy of your ticket. If you are an out of state resident, you must include your driving record, which is obtained from your states Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Do not send the deferral payment.
  3. Your information will be reviewed by the Prosecutors office. It may take up to 2 weeks to get a response for an approval or denial.
  4. You will be notified of your approval or denial with payment instructions. Payment may be made online, mailed or in-person. 

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License Reinstatement

If your license has been sent for suspension, you will first need to pay the ticket that is due in Clark County.

Once paid, we will submit notice to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles the following business day. If you had a citation of Driving While Suspended or Operating without Financial Responsibility, as per Indiana State BMV laws, these are still suspended an additional 90 days after the date of payment is made. 

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2020 Clark County Traffic Court Dates

  • June 17
  • July 1st
  • July 15th
  • August 5th
  • August 19th
  • September 2nd
  • September 16th
  • October 7th
  • October 21st
  • November 4th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd
  • December 16th

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POINT VIOLATION CHART

 

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Important Telephone Numbers

  • BMV - 888-692-6842
  • Clarksville Town Court - 812-283-1505
  • Floyd County Traffic Violations - 812-948-5414
  • Jeffersonville City (OV’s ONLY) - 812-285-6437
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