Houghton County Office Directory

97th District Court - Magistrate Office
Houghton County Courthouse, 4th floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, Michigan 49931

 

Phone
906.482.1285
906.487.5903

FAX
906.482.5270

Contacts/Personnel:
Sheryl Ala- Court Administrator/ Magistrate
Karen Karinen- Court Administrative Assistant
Services Provided
  • Process -Payment of Traffic Citations
  • Conduct Informal Hearings
  • Perform Marriage Ceremonies

97TH DISTRICT COURT - TRAFFIC FINE AND COSTS SCHEDULE
EFFECTIVE 08/01/2013
Telephone: 906.482.1285

Fine and costs may be updated/changed without notice. Contact the 97th District Court.

 

SPEEDING

 

 

1-10 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

11-15 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$150.00

3

 

PTS

 

16-20 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$165.00

4

 

PTS

 

21-25 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$185.00

4

 

PTS

 

26 MPH + OVER SPEED LIMIT

$205.00

4

 

PTS

 

 
 

1-10 OVER IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

11-15 OVER IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

$165.00

4

 

PTS

 

16-20 OVER IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

$185.00

5

 

PTS

 

 
 

VIOLATION OF BASIC SPEED LAW

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FAIL TO STOP IN ASSURED CLEAR DIST

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

DROVE W/O DUE CARE/CAUTION

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FAIL TO DRIVE MINIMUM SPEED

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

GENERAL CIVIL INFRACTIONS

 

 

DISOBEY STOP SIGN

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

DISOBEY TRAFFIC SIGNAL

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

DISOBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

FAIL TO STOP ALLEY/PRIVATE DR

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

FTY RIGHT OF WAY

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FTY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE

$145.00

2

 

PTS

 

FTY TO PEDESTRIAN

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FTY TO HANDICAP/BLIND

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FL TO SIGNAL/OBSERVE

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

FL TO DISPLAY VAL GRAD LIC STATUS

$125.00

0

 

PTS

 

VIOL GRAD LIC PERMIT

$125.00

2

 

PTS

 

FL TO CHANGE ADDRESS/REG OR OPS

$140.00

0

 

PTS

 

 
 

IMPROPER PASSING

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

IMPROPER LANE USE

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

DROVE LEFT OF CENTER

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FOLLOW TOO CLOSELY

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

PROHIBITED TURN

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

IMPROPER TURN

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

ILLEGAL ENT/EXIT/ X-WAY

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

OBSTRUCTED VISION/CONTROL

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

WRONG WAY/ONE WAY STREET

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

IMPROPER X-ING/DIV HWY

$145.00

2

 

PTS

 

CARELESS DRIVING

$175.00

3

 

PTS

 

SCHOOL BUS VIOLATION

$225.00

3

 

PTS

 

PBT REFUSAL IN NON-CMV

$150.00

0

 

PTS

 

PBT REFUSAL/UNDER 21

$150.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

SEATBELT/CHILD RESTRAINT

$65.00

 
 

EXPIRED REG/PLATE VIOL

$140.00

 
 

HANDICAP PARKING

$225.00

 
 

PARKING

$90.00

 
 

PARKING/IMPROPER DR OR ROADWAY

$95.00

 
 

PARK/FIREHALL

$90.00

 
 

LITTERING

$125.00 Civiil Infraction

 
 

BIKE/WRONG WAY/ONE WAY

$100.00

 
 

PEDESTRIAN ON ROADWAY

$140.00

 
 

NO PROOF OF INSURANCE

$145.00

 

W/VALID PROOF $25.00
EFFECTIVE 8/01/2013

 

DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT

$140.00

 

W/PROOF REPAIR DISMISS

 

FAIL TO REDEEM ABANDONED VEH

$140.00

 
 

FL TO SHW PROOF/SALE ABANDONED VEH

$140.00

 
 

DISPLAY GOODS W/IN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF HWY

$140.00