How do I obtain Proof of Correction?
Fix It - Proof of Correction
Correct (fix) the violation and then contact any law enforcement agency to arrange for an officer to verify and sign off on the correction. You can mail or bring the the signed verification to the Courthouse's Traffic Division along with the state mandated fee (40611 CVC) no later than the due date shown on your courtesy notice, to clear the violation.
Registration - Proof of Correction
If you are charged with expired registration, mail a copy of your current registration or bring your current registration to Courthouse's Traffic Division by the due date shown on your courtesy notice along with the state mandated fee (40611 CVC).
Driver's License - Proof of Correction
For driver's license violations, mail a copy of your driver's license or a citation/courtesy notice which has been signed off by the the DMV or bring these or your driver's license to the Courthouse's Traffic Division by the due date shown on your courtesy notice along with the state mandated fee (40611 CVC).
Insurance - Proof of Correction
If you are charged with no proof of insurance, mail or bring proof that you were insured on the date of the violation to the Courthouse's Traffic Division counter by the due date shown on your courtesy notice along with the state mandated fee (40611 CVC).
Valid proof of insurance may be any one of the following:
- A photocopy of the official card issued by an insurance company showing name of the insurance company
- policy number
- effective (beginning and ending) dates of the policy (policy must be in effect at the time of the violation)
- name of defendant or vehicle information (must match person or vehicle listed on the citation)
- A photocopy of the actual insurance policy providing all of the above information
- A statement on insurance company letterhead providing all of the above information
Notice to Correct (CHP 281)
This citation is issued by the California Highway Patrol for certain types of correctable violations. You are required to submit proof of correction(s) directly to the CHP within 30 days. Failure to comply will result in the citation being referred to the court.
Proof of Correction - Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there a proof of correction fee when the officer said there would be no fee?
The proof of correction fee is statutory (Vehicle Code section 40611) for all correctable violations.
Am I responsible for an equipment violation on a car I am driving that is not mine?
Yes, unless the ticket is issued in the name of the registered owner of the vehicle you are driving.
What if I have sold the car that was cited for an equipment violation or it is inoperable?
Selling a vehicle that has been cited for mechanical violations does not relieve the owner of the responsibility of the proof of correction for those violations. If you have sold or donated the car or it has become inoperable, you must set a court date to appear and provide proof of sale, donation, or inoperability to clear the ticket. You should support your case with any relevant paperwork.