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When you receive an infraction you must respond within fifteen (15) days from the date issued. A mailed response must be mailed not later than midnight on the day the response is due.

ONLINE PAYMENTS



OPTION 1: Pay the citation.

A) Pay in full within 15 days either at the District Court office with a check, money order or cash, or online at www.cowlitztix.com

B) Request additional time to pay. You can contact the District Court clerk's office to request up to 60 days to pay the citation in full. You must contact the office and speak to a clerk within 15 days of the issuance of the citation in order to be approved for time to pay.

C) Request Monthly Payments. If you need to make monthly payments you can contact Court Payment Management Services at 1-877-748-4936 to set up payment arrangements. You must contact them within 15 days of the issuance of the citation.



OPTION 2: Request a mitigation hearing to explain the circumstances.

A) You can request a court date to appear in person to explain the circumstances by either submitting your copy of the citation with the hearing request information filled out to the court or by filling out this form requesting a court date.
(Hearing Request Form)

B) You can submit your statement online rather than appearing in person at a court hearing.
(mitigation statement form)

You will receive a response regarding your request by email within 10 days.  Please be sure to check your junk email as some responses go there.  If you have not received an answer within two weeks, please contact the court. 


OPTION 3: Request a hearing to contest because you do not feel you committed the infraction.

A) You can request a court date to appear in person to contest the infraction by either submitting your copy of the citation with the hearing request information filled out to the court or by filling out this form requesting a court date.
(Hearing Request Form)

B) You can submit your statement online rather than appearing in person at a court hearing.
(contested statement form)

C) If you cannot appear for your scheduled contested hearing date you have two options:  you can fill out the contested statement form (B) to submit your testimony in writing, or you can request that your contested hearing court date be rescheduled.  Please use this form if you wish to request a new court date.
(request to reschedule a contested hearing form)

You will receive a response regarding your request by email within 10 days.  Please be sure to check your junk email as some responses go there.  If you have not received an answer within two weeks, please contact the court. 

OPTION 4: Infraction deferral program



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