Traffic Fees

Driver Responsibility Fee Changes from Public Law 250 of 2014

Category 1 Fee (Points)

A driver responsibility fee shall be assessed for an individual who accumulates seven or more points on his or her driving record.

Beginning on the following dates new Category 1 assessments shall be reduced as follows:

  • October 1, 2015: Assessments shall be reduced to 75% of the original amount. (e.g. A fee previously assessed at $100 would now be $75)
  • October 1, 2016: Assessments shall be reduced to 50% of the original amount prior to October 1, 2015. (e.g. A fee previously assessed at $100 would now be $50)
  • October 1, 2018: Assessments shall be reduced to 25% of the original amount prior to October 1, 2015. (e.g. A fee previously assessed at $100 would now be $25)
  • October 1, 2019: There will no longer be a Category 1driver responsibility fee assessed to individual who accumulates seven or more points.

Category 2 Fees (Qualifying Offenses - $500 - $1,000 for 2 years)

A driver responsibility fee shall be assessed for two consecutive years for any individual who receives a ticket for qualifying offenses, (i.e. ODIL, OWi, DWLS, etc.)

Beginning on the following dates Category 2 assessments with new incident dates shall be reduced as follows:

  • October 1, 2015: 100% of the fee shall be assessed for the first year and 50% of the fee shall be assessed for the second year. (e.g. An assessment that is $500 for the first year would be $250 for the second year)
  • October 1, 2016: 100% of the fee prior to October 1, 2015 shall be assessed for the first year and no fee shall be assessed for the second year. (e.g. An assessment that is $500 for the first year would be $0 for the second year)
  • October 1, 2018: 50% of the fee prior to October 1, 2015 shall be assessed for the first year and no fee shall be assessed for the second year. (e.g. An assessment that was initially $500 would be $250 for the first and $0 for the

Traffic Fees

MCR 1.110 - Fines, costs and other financial obligations imposed by the court must be paid at the time of assessment, except when the court allows otherwise, for good cause shown.

Speeding General
Fine Amount

1 to 5 miles per hour over the limit
$125

6 to 10 miles per hour over the limit
$135

11 to 15 miles per hour over the limit
$150

16+ miles per hour over the limit
$175


Speeding on Interstate
Fine Amount

1 to 5 miles per hour over the limit$125
6 to 10 miles per hour over the limit$145
11 to 15 miles per hour over the limit$155
16 to 25 miles per hour over the limit$185
26+ miles per hour or more over the limit$210


Other Violations
Fine Amount

Careless Driving
$205

Child Restraint Violation (1 to 4 years of age)
$105

Seat belt Violation (Driver or Passenger)
$65

Construction or School Zone
Contact Court
*Defective Equipment
$115

Disobey Traffic Signal
$135

Disobey Stop Sign
$135

Disobey Traffic Control Device
$125

Drove Across Median
$135

Drove Left of Center
$135

Drove Wrong Way
$135

Fail to Change Address
$115

Fail to Stop for School Bus
$240

Fail to Stop from Private Drive
$130

Fail to Signal Turn
$125

Fail to Yield
$135

Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
$155

Follow too Close
$125

Graduated License Violation
$135

Impeding Traffic
$120

Improper Freeway Entry / Exit
$145

Improper Parking
$80

Improper Pass
$130

Improper Turn
$130

Improper Use of Lights
$120

Helmet Law Violation
$120

No Proof of Insurance
Contact Court

Park in Handicap Zone (1st Offense)
$190

Refuse Preliminary Breath Analyzer Test
$180

Expired Registrations
$125

Violation Basic Speed Law
$130


* Note: Fines and Costs are waived if repairs are made and reported to the Court within 14 days.

For information regarding points on your Michigan driver's license please contact the Secretary of State at 517-636-6406 or 888-767-6424.

Additional Fees

  • $25 fee assessed if violation results in accident
  • Add $25 default fee after 14 days
  • Add 20% late fee after 56 days

Rules & Regulations

Fines / costs are subject to change without notice. Proper attire is required for appearance in court. No tank tops or muscle shirts allowed pursuant to Court Rules.