Traffic School

The City of Banks Municipal Court does not offer diversion (Traffic School) unless you meet all the following criteria:

  • Juvenile (under 18 and still in school)
  • First time offense

You must appear before the judge and request traffic school. You will be required to pay an administration fee (determined based on class of citation) and register through Court Services Institute (CSI). If class has not been completed and certificate provided by the deadline given by the judge or if another citation is received within six months, the offer is void and the original citation fee stands. No refunds on administrative fees.

You may enter a Not Guilty Plea. If you enter a Not Guilty plea, a trial will be set for a later date and time. If you are found GUILTY at the time of trial, you will not have the program offered to you.


Vehicle Compliance Program
If you have the following citation, you may provide proof of fix and have your fine dismissed. You are required to pay a $35 administration fee.

  • 803.220 Failure to change vehicle registration
  • 803.300 Failure to register vehicle
  • 803.315 Failure to pay registration fee
  • 803.325 Using out of state license plates
  • 803.455 Failure to renew vehicle registration
  • 803.505 Failure to carry registration
  • 803.540 Fail to display front license plate
  • 803.560 Improper display of stickers
  • 806.012 Fail to carry proof of insurance
  • 807.010 No Driver’s License (only applies to 807-062 Residency Requirement)
  • 8073.420 Fail to change information on license
  • 811.225 Fail to maintain seat belt
  • 814.485 No bicycle helmet
  • 814.600 No helmet/skate-roller blades-scooter (under 16)
  • 815.200 Visible emissions
  • 815.160 Metal objects on tires
  • 815.185 Improper fenders/mud flaps
  • 815.220 Obstructed windows
  • 815.222 Tinted windows
  • 815.250 Operation w/o proper exhaust system
  • 815.235 No rear-view mirror
  • 815.280 Violation of bicycle equipment
  • 816.330 Defective lighting equipment
  • 816.360 Prohibited lighting equipment


A $25.00 fee will be charged on any returned check. Failure to clear a returned check will result in the Vehicle Compliance Program being terminated, the conviction sent to the DMV along with the base fine being imposed, requesting your license be suspended and sending your account to a collection agency at which time a 25% collection fee will be added.



The Municipal Court clerks can answer questions about the court schedule, fine amounts, and other administrative matters, but cannot give legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

For help in finding an attorney, call the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service at 503-620-0222 or 1-800-452-8260.