How to Fix a Fix-It Ticket

By eHow Legal Editor

A fix-it ticket is given to a motorist for violations such as missing license plates and burnt-out bulbs on your lights. These tickets require you to fix or correct your violation and pay a fine. Follow these steps to fix your fix-it ticket.

Note the date for your court appearance on the bottom of your ticket. This is the deadline by which you must fix the violation.

Correct your violation immediately since it may take time to repair. Common violations can include improper fenders and cracked windshields, which can take weeks to correct. You must be able to demonstrate the repair by the deadline or face additional penalties.

Take your vehicle, drivers license and fix-it ticket to your local police or sheriff department during regular business hours. They will sign the bottom of your ticket if the violation has been fixed.

Call the court that is located on the bottom of your ticket to determine what your administrative fee will be. You will need your correct ticket number to access this information. You also may receive a notification in the mail, but don't rely on that because the fine is large if you fail to fix your ticket on time.

Make a copy of your ticket and your check or money order to prove that you have fixed your violation on time. Make sure you also copy the back of your ticket and the bills for any repairs.

Mail your ticket and payment, or take it to the court yourself. If you're cutting it close to the due date, personally bring it to the court.