Get extension for appearance dateThere are many ways to ask for an extension of the appearance date on a traffic ticket. One of the easiest ways is to go on the traffic court website and ask for the appearance date extension on-line. Unfortunately not all of the courts in California have that function on the website.

The second way is to contact the court by telephone at the number indicated on the traffic ticket and use the automated service to get extensions or talk to a live attendant. However, these days it may be difficult or very time consuming to request an appearance date extension using the telephone.

The third way is to go to court in person and request an extension. Obviously, this is the most time consuming and inconvenient way to as for an appearance date extension.

There is a fourth way is to request the extension for appearance date on a traffic ticket by a letter. If you decide to use this method, make sure that you mail the letter to the traffic court by certified or registered mail with a return receipt requested. We have drafted a sample letter on this page to request an extension. You may print a copy of the sample letter to ask for an extension for traffic ticket by clicking here.

Date: ______________________

Superior Court of California



Fax Number:_________________

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please accept this correspondence as my formal request for an extension of my appearance date for my traffic ticket. Once the extension has been granted please mail the new extension date to my address as shown below.

Name:                   ___________________________________

Address:                ___________________________________


Telephone #:          ___________________________________

Citation #:              ___________________________________

Citation Date:         ___________________________________

In advance, I would like to thank you for your cooperation.



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