A citation also referred to as a ticket, is a legal document charging an individual with a violation of a municipal ordinance. Once a ticket is issued, the individual receiving it is required to take a certain action.
An individual has the right to enter a plea of not guilty, nolo contendere, or guilty. A plea of not guilty means an individual does not believe they committed the violation of which they are accused. A plea of nolo contendere means not contesting the violation resulting in a finding of guilt. This plea is often referred to as a no-contest plea. A plea of guilty means admitting guilt and paying the established fine, state-required fees, and court costs.
For a plea of Guilty or No Contest, you may select:
- Pay Online: To process an online credit card payment, the address must match that of the credit card statement. Pay by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover by visiting the Pay Online Municipal Court page
- Pay By Mail: Enclose a ticket copy, make cashier's check or money order payable to the City of Yukon. Full payment must be received by 5 pm on your assigned court date
- Pay In Person: Payment of cash, cashier's check, money order, or credit card is accepted at the Court Clerk's office located at 532 West Main. Business hours are 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. The office is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays
- Appear in Court: Each ticket is assigned a court date and time. If payment is not received by the assigned court date, an appearance before the Municipal Judge is required. Courthouse is located at 12 South 5th Street, Yukon
- Failure to Appear Warrant: By failing to appear or pay, a warrant shall be issued assessing a $260 warrant fee, and driving privileges suspended. A warrant is issued the day following the missed court date
- Failure to Pay Warrant: When failing to comply with a Judge's order and pay timely and as ordered, a Failure to Pay Warrant may be issued, adding a warrant fee of $340