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 will still 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 and most community service hours are completed in 6 hour increments. Please note that you cannot be sentenced to community service and Traffic Violator School on the same case.