Request for Review – Traffic Citation Form
Use the Request for Review Traffic Citation Form to submit documentation that you have completed what the officer told you to do to resolve your citation. The court must be able to verify the officer’s instructions through written notes on the citation filed with the court. If there are no notes or instructions that verify what you were told, your case will be set for trial.
Please note: the court does not have the authority to allow someone to take a class or grant any other remedy to earn a dismissal or discharge. If the officer did not tell you to do one of the things below and/or if the officer did not submit to the court notes indicating their instruction to you, you will need to do one of the following: plead not guilty and request a trial, pay the full amount of your fine, or see if you are eligible for a fine reduction based on your driving history.
Most Common Scenarios:
You were charged with:
The officer noted that they told you to, and you are submitting proof of completion:
Making an Illegal U-Turn
Provide proof of completion of U-Turn 180 and/or National Traffic Safety Institute Course Level 1 and earn a dismissal, sentence of discharge or fine reduction.
Driving a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Electronic Device – First*
Provide proof of completion of one of the approved Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) safety courses and earn a sentence of discharge.*
Failure to Register a Vehicle
Provide proof of current registration and earn a dismissal, sentence of discharge, or fine reduction.
Failure to Display Registration Plates
Provide photos of properly mounted license plates to earn a dismissal, sentence of discharge, or fine reduction.
Failure to Properly Use Safety Belts – MV Passenger
Provide proof of completion of Share the Road Safety Class and earn a dismissal, discharge, or fine reduction.
Provide proof of financial responsibility and valid insurance coverage on the date of the incident to receive a dismissal, sentence of discharge, or fine reduction (this is not just providing a copy of your insurance card). This requires a letter from your insurance carrier validating insurance coverage on the incident date.
Failure to Carry Proof of Compliance**
Provide proof of financial responsibility and valid insurance coverage on the date of the incident to receive a dismissal (this is not just providing a copy of your insurance card). This requires a letter from your insurance carrier validating insurance coverage on the incident date.
General “Fix-It” Ticket: taillight is out, headlight is out, etc.
Provide photographic proof (with license plate in the photo) that the broken item has been fixed for a dismissal, sentence of discharge, or fine reduction.
If the officer gave you instructions for some other course of action to resolve your citation, explain your situation in the comment box on the form. You must attach documentation and the court must be able to verify the officer’s instructions by reviewing the notes on the citation file with the court.
* When you are charged with Driving a Motor Vehicle While Using a Mobile Electronic Device, first you must plead no contest to earn a sentence of discharge. In accordance with ORS 811.507 (8)(A), the officer does not need to tell you that you are eligible to take one of the approved courses to receive a sentence of discharge. A sentence of discharge will still enter a conviction on your driving record, but you will not be charged a fine. If you are submitting proof of completion of one of the approved ODOT Distracted Driving Avoidance Courses to request a sentence of discharge, than you must plead no contest.
You can plead no contest using this form by checking the no contest plea box that appears for this charge.
** When you are charged with Failure to Carry Proof of Compliance, the officer does not need to instruct you to provide proof of financial responsibility for your ticket to be dismissed. The court has the authority to dismiss with your documentation. Please note: a copy of your insurance card will not be accepted. You must provide a letter or statement from your insurance carrier that indicates you had valid insurance at the time of the incident (the date and time you were cited).
If you believe your citation should be dismissed and the fine waived in full but the court is unable to do so, you will need to plead not guilty and request a trial. Please submit your not guilty plea and request for trial by signing option 3 on the back of your citation and mailing to PO BOX 114, Portland, OR 97207.
Link to online request for review case submission
Not Guilty / Request for Trial – Traffic Citation Form
If you have received a traffic ticket and would like to request a trial, you may use this form to do so. You must plead not guilty to request a trial. Once you submit your request with your not guilty plea, a court clerk will set a trial. The clerk will then mail notice to both you and the officer that issued the ticket. Please make sure you are including your current mailing address with your request.
Link to online not guilty / Request for trial case submission
Motion for Relief from Default Judgment
If your case has been convicted for “Failure to Appear," that means a judgment has been entered against you. This is a “Default Judgment" and you are now responsible for the full amount of the fine. Additionally, your license may be suspended.
You may have been defaulted for one of the following reasons:
You did not file a response to your citation.
You filed a response, but your response was missing information and could not be processed.
You did not appear at the court hearing you requested.
Oregon allows you to request the Default Judgment be set aside. You can do this by filing a Motion for Relief from Default Judgment. There are requirements when filing this motion.
If you were pulled over and received a citation, you have one year from the judgment date to submit a motion. If you received a citation in the mail from a camera, you have three years from the judgment date to submit a motion.
The balance on the case must be paid in full when filing a Motion for Relief from Default Judgment (SLR 16.065). Payment may be made online at www.courts.oregon.gov/epay. A judge may waive this requirement due to financial hardship. You must include a statement about your inability to pay if you cannot pay the balance with your motion. If you submit your motion without payment or a payment plan, your license can still be suspended. Additionally, any monetary collection action(s) will continue.
Please read before continuing:
When filing a Motion for Relief from Default Judgment online, the form is in two parts. In the first part, explain to the judge why you did not respond or appear to resolve the citation by your appear by date. This is what the judge will use to decide whether to grant the motion.
In the second part of the form, give your response to the citation and explain what you would like the judge to do for you. The judge will only review this part of the form if your motion to set aside the default judgment is granted. Please be aware the judge may not grant your specific request.
Click here to file a Motion for Relief from Default Judgment electronically.
Certificate of Innocence (Individual)
If you received a citation in the mail from a camera and you were not the driver of the vehicle at the time of the citation you may submit a Certificate of Innocence form.
The form is due 30 days from the date the citation was mailed to you. If you are past the allowed time to submit you can plead Not Guilty and request a hearing.
The Certificate of Innocence form must be submitted by the person who is named on the ticket. You must include a photocopy of your state issued driver’s license (front and back).
The Certificate will be verified by comparing the violation photo with your driver’s license photo. The citation could be reissued to you if the photos match.
Click here to file a Certificate of Innocence electronically.
Please note: If you have already submitted a Certificate of Innocence and the citation was reissued to you, you may not submit another Certificate of Innocence for the same incident.
Affidavit of Non-Liability (Business)
If your business received a camera violation for speeding or running a red light, you may submit an Affidavit of Non-Liability form.
The form is due 30 days from the date the citation was mailed to you. If you are past the allowed time to submit you can plead Not Guilty on behalf of the business and request a hearing. A representative of the business will be required to attend the hearing.
All information must be filled out completely and accurately or the citation will not be dismissed, and your business will be responsible for the citation.
Click here to file an Affidavit of Non-Liability electronically.
Change of Address – Traffic Citation Form
If you have a pending matter for a Traffic violation and need to update your mailing address, you may submit a Change of Address form. You will need the citation or case number to submit your form.
The form should only be used by named Defendants. You cannot update an address for another person.
This form is only required if the address on file is outdated or incorrect and you have not already submitted an updated address with another letter or online form for the Citation you want updated.
It is possible that the address updated on this case MAY affect other cases you have with the court. To ensure accurate records you will need to submit a separate update for each case.
Your address will be updated as of the date your form is submitted. Please note this form is only used to update your address with the court, it will not update DMV records. To update your address with DMV go here.
Click here to file a Change of Address electronically.