City Court

Martinsville’s City Court serves the community by hearing cases involving infractions, misdemeanors and ordinance violations. City Court staff respects the fundamental rights of all those who appear before the Court. The staff provides fair and impartial treatment and controls avoidable delays. In return, the staff requires the respect and cooperation of all those appearing before them to ensure prompt resolution or direction of their particular situation.

Court is in session every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall at 59 South Jefferson Street. Trials begin at or near 6:00 p.m.

Please be aware that our City Court is a part-time court, so court personnel may not be available at your convenience. If you need to reach us, please call (765) 342-1259 and we will get back to you. Failing to contact the court is not an excuse for not appearing in court on the date given on your citation or when you bonded out of jail.

If you fail to appear, you will be charged additional late fees, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and/or you may be suspended by the BMV.

How Can We Assist You?

Do not expect our court personnel to be available at your convenience.
Court Fines: (765) 342-1259
Fees & Permits: (765) 342-6012

In Session

Every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Trials begin at or near 6:00 p.m.

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Payment Instructions

When paying fines, please note that no personal or business checks will be accepted and no partial payments are accepted. Money orders, certified checks or cashier checks made out to Martinsville City Court are accepted. If you are paying in person, cash is accepted, but please do not mail cash.

Fee Schedule

This schedule is a guideline and is subject to change. Any fines paid after the due/court date, is subject to a $25 late fee. You may request 1 extension. Any additional extensions will result in a onetime $25 fee being added.

Traffic Fines And Costs

Online Payments

Credit or debit cards are accepted. A convenience fee does apply.

You may also call us during regular business hours to pay by phone (765) 342-1259 or by calling (866) 480-8552.

Pay Online

ViolationCost
Child Restraint Violations$25.00
Speeding$150.00
Highway Workzone Violation$433.50
Disregarding Automatic Signal/Stop Sign$150.00
Failure To Yield Right Of Way$150.00
Passing School Bus While Loading/Unloading$200.00
All Other Moving Violations$150.00
Seat Belt Violation / Adult$25.00
Equipment Violation$150.00
Failure To Yield To Emergency Vehicle$200.00
Non Valid Registration Plate$150.00
Expired Driver’s License$150.00
Driving While Suspended – Infraction
(Possible 90 Day Suspension By BMV)
$175.00
No Insurance
(Minimum 90 Day Suspension by BMV & Fines)
$150.00
Notice: Fees Apply To Guilty Pleas
The above fines only apply to guilty pleas; if you plead not guilty and go to trial, fine could be higher if facts justify.

Semi-Truck Violations

Due to Federal Law – no diversion programs for CDL

Online Payments

Credit or debit cards are accepted. A convenience fee does apply.

You may also call us during regular business hours to pay by phone (765) 342-1259 or by calling (866) 480-8552.

Pay Online

ViolationCost
Overweight: 1-5000 lbs. Over$150.00
Overweight: 5001-10,000 lbs. Over$1,000.00
Overweight: 10,001 lbs. Over$0.20 / lbs.
FMCSR – Company Violations$200.00
FMCSR – Driver Violations$200.00
Fuel Tax Permits$150.00
Speeding$150.00
Other Moving Violations$150.00
Seat Belt Violations$125.00
Notice: Highway Work Zone Violations and Speeding Tickets
Highway Work Zone Violations and Speeding Tickets issued for speed of 30 mph (or more) over the posted limit MUST appear in court to discuss the option of enrolling in our deferral program. Court date is on ticket.

Deferral Program

Deferral Application

Do Not Apply For Deferred Prosecution If:

You have a current CDL (commercial driver's license)
You are under the age of 18

Apply Online

DeferralCost
Moving Deferral Fee$252.50
Non-Moving Deferral Fee$122.00
Seat Belt Deferral Fee$21.00
Notice: Do Not Pay Your Ticket or Send Any Money
If applying for the deferral program, Do Not Pay Your Ticket or Send Any Money at this time. You will receive payment instructions upon approval.

City Court Calendar

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