Passenger Vehicle fines & Costs

The schedule below shows the fine and costs for each charge. You must pay the total amount for the first ticket and only the fine amount for any additional ticket received. Costs are set by the State Legislature and must be paid whether or not you appear in court (unless your case is dismissed or you are found not guilty).

The schedule below shows the fine and court costs if you are eligible to pay before your court date. You must pay the total listed. No personal checks! Failure to pay on time may result in additional fees, and or the suspension of your drivers license. See Payment Options for acceptable methods of payment, including instructions for paying by credit card.

The fine for each passenger vehicle offense that is not listed below is $35.50. You must also pay the court costs of $135.50. Your total for 1 ticket (unless the offense is listed below) will be $171. If you have (an) additional ticket(s), you must add on the fine for each offense.

Other Passenger Vehicle Violations

Offense Fine Costs
Failure to Yield to a Stationary Emergency Vehicle
$135.50 $135.50 $271
School Bus Stop Arm Violation
$135.50 $135.50 $271
Parking Violation (All state and local except handicapped)
$25 N/A $25
Handicapped Parking Violation
$100 N/A $100
Littering and Throwing Litter from Vehicle
$35 $135.50 $170
Speeding in a Work Zone with No Workers Present
$35.50 $135.50 plus additional $25
Seat Belt Violation/Child Restraint - Over 4 Years Old
$25 N/A $25

For more information you may call our automated # at 317-776-8584, or refer to other pages in the left hand menu.

NOTE: The above fines may vary depending on the information you present when you appear, or the officer presents if the case goes to trial.  On a class C infraction moving violation, the maximum fine is $35.50 if the person enters an admission or plea of nolo contendere at or before the first appearance date, or is found guilty after trial but does not have a prior moving offense in the past five years.

Who Must Appear in Court 
There are certain offenses for which you must appear in court:
  • Driving While Suspended;
  • Operator Never Licensed;
  • Having No Proof of Financial Responsibility;
  • Child Restraint Violations (age 4 & under);
  • Animal Running at Large;
  • Aiding Possession of Alcohol;
  • Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia;
  • and any offense for which you are told to personally appear by the arresting officer or court personnel.
Go to Your Legal Rights for information about:
  • Admitting the charge(s) against you;
  • Attending Night Court;
  • Denying a Charge.