How to Take Traffic School in Sacramento County

At Defensive Drivers Group Traffic School we know a few tricks to taking traffic school in Sacramento county, California. This guide shares those traffic school tips for students working with the Sacramento Superior Court Traffic Division.

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Follow these steps to take traffic school for Sacramento County:

  1. Confirm that you are eligible for traffic school. Any questions contact the Sacramento court.
  2. Pay your fine. If you elect to attend traffic school you must pay the total fine amount plus a State/Court Administrative fee before your Sacramento court date.
  3. Choose a licensed traffic school. (DDG is licensed). Check the DMV website for listings: go to the DMV Occupational License website and after clicking the "Start Search" button and after the disclaimer, select "Traffic School List" from the dropdown. Proceed from there according to the instructions on the site.
  4. Register for the course. Start by selecting Sacramento County and the court where you received your traffic violation. Your traffic school due date will be on your courtesy notice.
  5. Start Lesson 1. At the end of each lesson there is a short quiz of just three questions. Take the quizzes as many times as you need to pass.
  6. Pass the final exam. Answer just 70% correct and you pass!
  7. Traffic school certificate. Your California traffic school certificate will be sent electronically directly to both the California DMV and Sacramento Superior Court.

How to contact the Traffic Division at the Sacramento Traffic Court

Carol Miller Justice Center

301 Bicentennial Circle, Room 100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 916-875-7800
Call Center Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Verify the Sacramento Traffic Court's Receipt of your Traffic School Completion

Traffic school fees for Sacramento Superior Court

You must post full bail plus any required proof of correction plus a $52.00 non-refundable administrative fee.

No monthly payments will be allowed. Payment in full must be received within 90 days of the court approving your request for traffic school. You must also pay a fee to the school you attend.

How to search for your traffic violation with the Sacramento Superior Court

Looking up your violation

You can lookup your Sacramento Superior Court traffic violation citation here:

Note: According to the court website, "Traffic citations must first be received from the issuing law enforcement agency and entered into the Traffic system before you can view / pay your citation online. Most citations are not received by the Court from the issuing law enforcement agency for up to 30 days from the date of the ticket (violation date). Please allow a minimum of 30 days from the date your ticket was issued for processing."

Note: There are no courtesy notices sent by the Sacramento Superior Court

According to the website, "The Sacramento Superior Court's Traffic Division does not mail courtesy notices. Failure to resolve your citation on or before the date listed at the bottom of your citation may result in additional penalties which may include a $300.00 civil assessment, a warrant issued for your arrest, a suspension of your driver's license, and additional monetary assessments.

If your citation was issued within the past 90 days, you may also check for specific citation information by looking up your traffic citation online."

Requesting traffic school in Sacramento County

There are different ways you can request Traffic School:

You may request traffic school by printing the Request to Attend Traffic Violator School. Complete and sign the request and return to the court on or beforethe due date listed at the bottom of your citation. The request must be signed. Incomplete requests will not be processed.

Mail the request for traffic school to:

Sacramento Superior Court
301 Bicentennial Circle, Room 100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Attention: Traffic Violator School

You may request traffic school and pay your bail and fees by calling 916-875-7800, or on the web at external link You must have your case number or citation number and credit card information available. You will be mailed an agreement to attend with a web link to obtain an approved list of schools. A convenience fee may apply to credit card transactions.


You may request traffic school by appearing in person at the Carol Miller Justice Center, Room 100, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding court holidays.

Once your traffic school request has been granted, you will be mailed an agreement to attend with a web link to obtain an approved list of schools. Home study and Internet courses are allowed.

How to Request your driver record from the California DMV

Check your driver record with the DMV here. It's $2 per check and only the driver may check his or her California driver record. Once you have successfully paid for your record ($2.00), you will be prompted to view and print your record.

For other services and information go to the California DMV site at

Sacramento Online California Traffic School Reviews

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Are extensions available for Sacramento Superior Court Traffic Court?

The Sacramento Superior Court Traffic Division website does not say if extensions are possible. Contact the court to ask if they offer an extension.

How to pay for your traffic violations in Sacramento County

According to the Sacramento Traffic Court website:

Payment Options

If you have the option to pay and do not wish to appear in court, choose one of the following ON OR BEFORE your due date/court date:

Community Service / Alternative Sentencing Program

If you cannot afford to pay the fine, you may appear in person and request to perform community service in lieu of the fine at your arraignment date (date listed on your citation). If your case qualifies and your request for community service is granted, you may be required to pay court fees as well as community service registration and daily fees. The registration and daily fees for community service are based on your ability to pay.

Community service placements are handled by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department- external link. There are a variety of assignments available for all education levels and physical limitations. Flexible schedules and hours may also be available. Please note that you cannot be sentenced to community service and Traffic Violator School on the same case.

Are you eligible to take traffic school in Sacramento County?

In general, you may attend traffic school if you have not attended traffic school in California in the past 18 months and have a valid California license. (The 18 months is from the date of violation to the date of violation.) Your courtesy notice will say if you are eligible for traffic school. For more information about your eligibility to take traffic school with the Sacramento Superiort Court, click here

Notes about this guide to traffic school in Sacramento county

Note: This page is for informational purposes only to help traffic school students who need to work with the Sacramento Superior Court Traffic Division. This information may change at any time, and it is up to the reader to verify this information with the court or other relevant parties.

Facts about Sacramento County, California

About Sacramento County, California

Sacramento County was one of the original counties of California, which were created in 1850 at the time of statehood. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,418,788.[2] Its county seat is Sacramento,[4] which has been the state capital of California since 1854.

Major highways
 I-80 Bus.
 US 50
 SR 12
 SR 16
 SR 84
 SR 99
 SR 160

Sacramento county cities

Citrus Heights
Elk Grove
Rancho Cordova
Sacramento (county seat)

Sacramento county census-designated places

Fair Oaks
Foothill Farms
Fruitridge Pocket
Gold River
La Riviera
Lemon Hill
McClellan Park
North Highlands
Rancho Murieta
Rio Linda
Walnut Grove

Sacramento county CHP offices

(252) South Sacramento
6 Massie Court
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 681-2300

Valley Division
2555 1st Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 731-6300

(260) East Sacramento
11336 Trade Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 464-1450