1. How often can I defer a ticket?
You are only eligible for the Infraction Deferral Program once a year.
2. What are the benefits of Infraction Deferral Program?
- You may not have to go to court
- You will not have points assigned to your license
- The infraction will not show up as a conviction on your driving record
- You do not have to pay any other court costs
3. Am I eligible for Infraction Deferral?
You are not eligible for deferral if:
- You have received a deferral on a moving violation in any county in Indiana in the previous 12 months
- You have been convicted of a moving violation in any county in Indiana in the previous 12 months
- You hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
- You have already paid your ticket
- You received your ticket in connection with criminal charges
- You have been convicted of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated or adjudged a Habitual Traffic Violator in any state within the past 2 years
4. How do I go about applying for the Infraction Deferral Program?
You will need to call the Infraction Deferral Hotline at (317) 346-4556 and leave your information on the voice mail. You need to leave your name, address, city, state, zip, driver’s license number, offense and a daytime phone number that you can be reached at if we have any questions. The Deferral Coordinator will review your driving record and offense and send you the paperwork to participate in the Deferral Program if you are eligible.
5. How much are Deferral fees?
Deferral fees are generally more than the actual fine, with some exceptions. This is to cover the additional cost of paperwork. Call the Deferral Coordinator to find the current fees at (317) 346-4528.
6. Where do I pay my fees?
Your ticket has been filed in either Greenwood City Court or Franklin City Court and your deferral fees will need to be paid to that court. NO payments are mailed to the Prosecutor’s Office. Once you receive your deferral paperwork you will need to fill out the deferral agreement, get a money order for the deferral fee and a copy of your ticket and mail it to whichever court you have been assigned to.
Greenwood City Court Franklin City Court
186 Surina Way, Suite B 1 Caisson Dr.
Greenwood, IN 46143 P.O. Box 385
M/T/W 9-12:30 & 2-4:30 Franklin, IN 46131
Th/F 9-12:30 only M-F 9-12:30, 1:30-4
7. How long do I have to pay my Deferral fee?
If the officer indicated a court date on your ticket the deferral paperwork and payment needs to be received at the court PRIOR to that court date. If there is no court date indicated on your ticket you generally have 30 days from the date the ticket was issued to get it paid. If you would like to confirm your court date or due date you will need to call the individual court and they can look it up for you. Greenwood City Court is (317) 882-5129 (press 0 when the prompt starts). Franklin City Court is (317) 736-3619.
8. Can I make payments?
The courts require that payment is made in full. They do not accept partial payments. They do not accept personal checks. Have your cashier’s check or money order made out to the court you have been assigned to.
9. Will my insurance company be notified that I have deferred an infraction?
No. The deferral will show up in the Remarks section of your BMV record. Insurance companies base their rates on the number of convictions and number of points that are on your BMV record, neither of which will show up if you participate in the deferral program.