Clerk's Office

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

4110 Chain Bridge Road, Room 302
Fairfax, VA 22030

Barbara S. Moran,
Clerk of Court

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Juvenile Traffic Violations

In Virginia, most traffic offenses are classified as "traffic infractions" rather than a criminal offenses because of the nature of most traffic violations.

  • Many traffic infractions can be prepaid.  In those cases, the court appearance can be waived; that is, the juvenile may pay the fine and court costs prior to the court date and does not need to appear in court.

  • For more serious traffic infractions, the court appearance may not be waived and prepayment of a fine is not an option.

  • When appearing for a hearing on a traffic infraction, a parent must attend the court hearing with the juvenile.

Prepayment of fines

To prepay a juvenile traffic violation, both the juvenile and parent must sign the waiver form. The parent's signature has to be notarized. Prepayments may be mailed or paid in person.

  • Mailed prepayments must be received prior to the court date to be accepted as a prepayment. Timely delivery by mail is at the sender’s risk
  • In person at the Fairfax Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, 3rd floor Clerk's Office.  Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Parking available in Garage B

Prepayment & Department of Motor Vehicles

  • A prepayment waives your right to a trial. If applicable, information about the conviction will be sent to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, who determines what sanctions will be taken against your privilege to drive. Such sanctions could include points against your license, driver improvement class, or even suspension of your license. 
  • Note: If you have a non-Virginia driver’s license, HB97, chapter 493: provides that when the driver of any motor vehicle not licensed in Virginia, but who has a valid driver's license from another jurisdiction, is convicted in Virginia of a violation for which license suspension and issuance of a restricted license is authorized, the court may issue a restricted driving privilege in Virginia upon the same conditions as if the person held a valid Virginia license. One of those conditions is surrendering the OL in court or at the windows.

Non-Prepayable Offenses - The following violations are not prepayable offenses:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • No operator’s license
  • Fail to pay full time and attention
  • Fail to keep vehicle under control
  • Drive on suspended operator's license
  • Curfew violations
  • Operate vehicle while texting
  • Passenger restriction violations
  • Unauthorized or non-permissible lights

Multiple Violations arising out of Same Incident

  • If payment is for more than one violation arising out of the same incident, add only $16.00 to each additional violation.
  • Note: This fee is not collected for seatbelt violations or child restraint/safety belt violations.

Methods of Payment and Mailing Address

  • Please make your check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Virginia and mail it to Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Room 304, Fairfax, VA 22030. You must include your signed and notarized summons to prepay a juvenile traffic offense.

Need Assistance? 

  • If you need further assistance you may contact the court at 703-246-3367.

Fines and Costs

  • The following table contains traffic ticket prepayment information:
Table of fines and costs
LAW SECTION DESCRIPTION OF OFFENSE FINE/COSTS TOTAL
33.1-46.2 Drive in HOV lane/1st offense $125/67 $192.00
46.2-104

Fail to carry license or registration - Send a copy of your Driver’s License or Registration along with payment per 46.2-104

$10/67 $77.00
46.2-600 Fail to obtain registration $25/67 $92.00
46.2-613
Expired Registration
$25/67
$92.00
46.2-711
Failure to display license
$25/67
$92.00
46.2-715
Improper display of license plate
$25/67
$92.00
46.2-802
Fail to drive on right side of highway
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-803 
Fail to keep right in crossing traffic intersection
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-803
Fail to keep right by railroad ROW
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-804(1) 
Fail to drive at appropriate speed 
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-804(1) 
Slow moving traffic to keep right
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-804(2) 
Improper driving in center
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-804(2) 
Changing lane w/out ascertain safety
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-804(3) 
Improperly drive in center 3 lane hwy
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-804(5) 
Improper crossing solid line
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-804(6)
Improper crossing double solid line
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-805
Enter or travel lane w/red signal
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-806 
One-way roadway wrong way 
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-807
Fail to drive right of rotary traffic island
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-816 
Following to close
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-820
Fail to yield right of way to vehicle on right when entering uncontrolled intersection
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-822 
Fail to yield right of way
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-830
Fail to obey a highway sign
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-833 
Fail to obey a traffic light
$100/67
$167.00
46.2-833.1
Evading traffic control device
$50/67
$117.00
46.2-835
Make illegal right turn on red
$50/67
$117.00
46.2-836
Make illegal left turn on red
$50/67
$117.00
46.2-870
Speeding is $6 per mile over the limit:  Example: 65 miles in 55 mile per hour zone is 10 miles over (10 x 6 = $60.00 + $67.00 costs = $122.00)
 
 
46.2-873 
Speeding/School Crossing: $7 per mile over the limit plus $67 costs
 
 
46.2-878.1 
Speeding/Highway Work Zone: $7 per mile over the limit plus $67 costs
 
 
46.2-878.2
Speeding/Residence District:  $8 per mile over the limit, plus $200.00** additional fine, plus $67 costs.
**Speeding 46.2.878.2 Residence-District Fine of $200 - For court trials, no portion shall be suspended unless the court orders 20 hours of community service.
 
 
46.2-1002 
Unapproved equipment 
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-1003
Defective equipment
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-1157
Operate uninspected vehicle 
$30/67
$97.00
46.2-1094(A)
Fail to use seat belt by person 18 years of age or older 
$25/NA
$25.00
46.2-1095(A)
Fail to ensure child under age 4 is properly secured in approved restraint device
$50/NA
$50.00
46.2-1095(B)
Fail to ensure child 4 - 17 years of age is properly secured by safety belt
$50/NA
$50.00