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DeKalb County Clerk’s Office, Traffic Division

Casey deSocarraz - Traffic Clerk
Phone: (256) 845-8525 • Casey.deSocarraz@alacourt.gov

Request for Records Form

To Pay traffic tickets and/or criminal fines ONLINE with a credit card, click on the link below:
www.alapay.com
You may also use your VISA or Master Card credit card by calling 1-877-252-7294.

Payment can also be made by money order or cashier’s check.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS.

Mail payment to:

Pam Simpson, Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 681149
Fort Payne, Alabama 35968
(Please include UTC and/or case number.)
For more information go to http://traffic.alacourt.gov/ and choose DeKalb County.

Instructions for Paying Traffic Citations

Your ticket will have the date on which you will need to appear in court.  All traffic tickets are scheduled for a specified day, time and place.  You must either come to court on the date shown on your ticket or pay the ticket BEFORE your court date.  If you fail to appear in court on the date shown or fail to pay the ticket before your court date, you will be subject to the following without prior notice to you:

Below is a list of amounts that are assessed when a person has been issued a traffic citation in DeKalb County by State Troopers and County Sheriff’s Deputies whose cases are heard in District Court.  Please be advised that there are certain charges and citations written (DUI, Driving on Suspended License, Reckless Driving, etc.) for which a person must appear in court on and fines are not assessed until that appearance.  This date will normally be listed on your ticket or you will be notified of this date when you make bond.

The charges listed below can usually be paid prior to a court appearance or paid on the date of court listed on your ticket.  If you come to the office, we gladly accept cash, money orders and certified checks.  Credit and Debit Cards can be accepted through Alapay via the toll-free number, above, website and our office.  Please have all money orders or certified checks made payable to Pam Simpson, Circuit Clerk, and please list your name and ticket number (listed in the top right hand corner of your ticket) on it as well.  You can also mail your certified check or money order along with a copy of your ticket to our office prior to court, but credit card payments cannot be accepted by mail.

Please remember that a person has the right to appear in court and request a trial.  The cost of the ticket, however, may not be the same if your case is heard in trial as opposed to paying the ticket prior to your court date.  Please note that some traffic violations cannot be paid without a court appearance.