Traffic Violations FAQs


How can I pay my ticket?

Payable tickets may be paid in person at the Sherburne County Court Administration or by mail. If paying your fine by mail, send a check or money order. Do not send cash. Remittance should be made payable to Sherburne County Court Administration. Include your file number or citation number with payment.

To determine your fine amount, contact Court Administration within ten days prior to the court date written on the citation/ticket.

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What if I can't pay my fine on the day of court?

Contact Sherburne County Court Administration to make arrangements with the Screener/Collector to set up a payment schedule.

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How can I contest the ticket?

Appear for court on the date and time specified on your ticket. If you wish to speak with the prosecutor, you may do so after hearing your rights. If you wish to plead not guilty, you will be given another court date for a court trial or pre-trial hearing.

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My ticket is in warrant status. What do I need to do?

Turn yourself in to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Department or your local law enforcement agency.

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My driver's license was suspended for an unpaid fine. What can I do?

If your driver's license has been suspended due to an unpaid ticket, you will need to resolve the outstanding ticket prior to reinstatement of your license. Contact the Court Administrator in the county you received the ticket to make the necessary arrangements for payment or a court appearance. You will also need to contact the Department of Public Safety for reinstatement of your driving privileges. Minnesota driving privileges are valid only when indicated by the Department of Public Safety records.

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How do I get my driver's license back?

You will need to contact the Department of Public Safety for assistance. Minnesota driving privileges are valid only when indicated by the Department of Public Safety records.

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I have insurance on my vehicle and still received a ticket for No Proof of Insurance. What do I do?

Provide the insurance information to Sherburne County Court Administration prior to your court date.

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What is an enhancable crime?

Assault and driving while intoxicated are crimes that can be enhanced. If you are charged with this offense and have a prior conviction, the current charge may carry greater fines and imprisonment because of the prior convictions.

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My driver's license was suspended because of unpaid child support. What do I do?

If your license was suspended for delinquent child support, contact the social services agency that handles your child support obligation to enter into a repayment agreement.

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Attorney Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: County Attorney
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4725
800-433-5244
Fax: 763-765-4747

attorney@co.sherburne.mn.us
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