Fines & Costs

Security check upon entering: no phones or weapons allowed in the building
300 N. Main St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone:(989) 772-0911
Fax:(989) 779-8022
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Except holidays

Payment

Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Make checks or money orders payable to the Isabella County Trial Court. A non-sufficient funds check will result in a $30 return fee.

To Pay by Credit Card:                                              Pay Online at GovPayNow ›

Process credit card payments through the Court’s vendor toll free at (888) 604-7888 or online via the above link.

Pay Location Code (PLC) are listed below by court:

  • #1380 for Circuit Court
  • #1382 for District Court
  • #1383 for Friend of the Court
  • #1384 for Probate/Juvenile Court

Contact the Isabella County Trial Court at (989) 317-4097 for further information.

Your payment should be accompanied by your signed copy of the ticket.

Please be aware that GovPay is a third party vendor and assesses a convenience fee.

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Civil Infractions

If you wish to admit responsibility for the violation, you must submit payment to the Court within 14 days after you receive your ticket. Payment may be made in person, by mail and online or by telephone through our third-party vendor. If you wish to admit responsibility with explanation for the violation, you must contact the Court by mail or in person within 14 days after you receive your ticket. If you are denying responsibility for the violation, you must contact the Court by telephone, mail, in person or by representative within 14 days after you receive your ticket to request an informal or formal hearing.

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Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors require personal appearance for arraignment at the preset date and time indicated on your ticket. If there is no date and time on your ticket, contact the Court by telephone, mail, or in-person within 14 days after you receive your ticket to obtain a date and time to appear for arraignment. Cash bonds do not constitute payment and will be forfeited if you fail to appear.

Fine & Cost for Civil Infractions

  • Points cannot be reduced or deferred as they are set by the Secretary of State.
Careless Driving (257.626B)$220.00
Child Restraint Violation (waivable) (257.710D)$115.00
Defective Equipment (waivable if written under MVC 257.683)$115.00
Disobey Stop Sign (257.671)$125.00
Disobey Traffic Signal (257.612 / .614)$125.00
Drive in Turning Lane (257.642)$120.00
Drove Wrong Way on One-Way (257.6412)$120.00
Expired Registration (257.255)$125.00
Fail to Change Address on License/Registration (257.315 / .228)$90.00
Fail to Signal/Observe (257.648)$120.00
Fail to Stop for School Bus (257.682)$205.00
Fail to Stop in Assured Clear Distance (257.627)$120.00
Fail to Stop leaving Private Drive (257.652)$125.00
Fail to Yield (257.612 / .649)$125.00
Graduated License Permit Violation (257.310E)$115.00
Improper Lane Use (257.634)$120.00
Improper Passing (257.636 – 640)$130.00
Improper Turn (257.647 / .650)$120.00
No Proof of Insurance (reduced to $25.00 if valid shown to Court) (257.328)$135.00
Obstructed Vision (257.677 / .709)$115.00
Parking in Handicap (257.674)$215.00
Refuse PBT (257.625A2)$250.00
Seat Belt Violation (257.710E)$65.00
Speeding 01-05 over limit (construction or school zone add $10) (257.627 / .628)*$115.00
Speeding 06-10 over limit (construction or school zone add $20) (257.627 / .628)*$125.00
Speeding 11-15 over limit (construction or school zone add $30) (257.627 / .628)*$135.00
Speeding 16-20 over limit (construction or school zone add $40) (257.627 / .628)*$145.00
Speeding > 20 over limitcall Court
Violation of the Basic Speed Law (VBSL) (257.627)$120.00
Window Tint Violation (257.709)$115.00

Filing Fees for Circuit Court

Filing Fee for New Case$175.00
Additional Filing Fee for New Case Involving Custody or Parenting Time$80.00
Additional Filing Fee for New Case Involving Child Support$40.00
Jury Demand$85.00
Discovery Subpoena Fee$15.00
Motion Fee$20.00
Additional Motion Fee for Post-Judgment Motion to Modify Custody or Parenting Time$80.00
Additional Motion Fee for Post-Judgment Motion to Modify Child Support$40.00
Appeal to Circuit Court$175.00
Appeal from Circuit Court to the Court of Appeals$25.00
Writs of Garnishment or Execution$15.00
Debtor’s Exam$15.00