Court FAQs

What Can Clerks Do For You?

We Can:

  • Explain and answer questions about how the court works.
  • Give you general information about court rules, procedures, and practices.
  • Give you information from your case file.

We Cannot:

  • Tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
  • Tell you what words to use in your court papers.
  • Tell you what to say in court.
  • Give you an opinion as to what will happen if you bring your case to court.
  • Talk to the Judge for you.
  • Let you talk to the Judge outside of court.
  • Change an order signed by the Judge.

How Do I Handle A Citation?

Mandatory and Non-Mandatory Citations

  • You must pay or appear on a citation within 14 calendar days from the date you received your citation
  • Citations that are not handled within 14 calendar days are subject to a $50 late appearance penalty

“Fix-It” Citations

  • Fix-it citations must be signed by the inspecting police officer and presented to the court within 14 calendar days after the issuance of the citation.
  • Upon the presentation of the signed fix-it citation the court may reduce the fine or dismiss the charge.

Can I Bring My Children To Court?

Young children are not allowed in court.

What Do I Need To Know About Appearing In Court?

Things to know about appearing in court:

  • If you want to contest your citation, you must appear in court within 14 calendar days from the date you received your citation
  • Court is by appointment only, you will need to contact the court at 801-825-3303 to schedule a court date and time to appear.
  • You can either represent yourself or have your attorney present
  • Young children are not allowed in the courtroom

Subsequent Court Appearances

  • You must appear on the date and time ordered by the court
  • Failure to appear as ordered may result in all or one of the following:
  • Bench warrant for your arrest
  • Suspension of your driver license
  • Additional court fees or costs

Do You Accept Credit Cards?

Yes we accept credit cards, either in person or via the internet. This electronic payments system charges a convenience fee to use this service. The convenience fee is automatically calculated and included in the total. This non-refundable convenience fee covers the costs of secure payment processing, servers, hosting, and accounting and does not benefit Sunset City, Utah or the Sunset Justice Court.

How Much Is My Ticket?

Check out the fine and bail schedule here.

Warrants of Arrest

  • Clerks can only tell you about warrants that have been issued by the Sunset Justice Court.
  • If you have a warrant for your arrest, you must appear in court and post the full bail.
  • Failure to either appear in court or post the full bail may result in your arrest.

What Happens If You Are Arrested on a Warrant?

  • If you are arrested on a warrant and post cash bail for release, you will need to contact the court to ensure that additional appearances are not required.
  • If you have posted bail on a warrant and your appearance in court is required, if you fail to appear, a subsequent warrant for your arrest may be issued.