Traffic Infraction Deferral Program

To apply for the Traffic Infraction Deferral Program, you must submit the application within 15 calendar days of the violation date, or you must have already received a court date. Your request for an online deferral must be received no less than 4 business days prior to your court hearing.

You have 3 options to apply or request entry into the deferral program:
  1. Online (see link below)
  2. In Person at the District Court Clerks Office  "Hours & Locations"
  3. Request at your court hearing.

Please note that if you are submitting the application and you do not have a hearing scheduled, you must enter a date in the "court date" portion of the application that is one month from today's date. The court will advise you of the decision by return e-mail. If your request for online deferral is denied you will be sent notification of the denial by email with a new court hearing.
                                  E-Deferral Request Form

  1. Program Guidelines
  2. Program Conditions
  3. Program Outcomes
If you have received a traffic infraction in the jurisdiction of Spokane County District Court, you may be eligible for the Traffic Infraction Deferral Program. You may only receive one deferral for a Moving Violation and one deferral for a Non-Moving Violation every 7 years. To apply for the Deferral Program you must meet the following criteria: 
  • You must have a valid driver’s license.
  • You must have responded to your traffic ticket within 15 days of the violation date, either by mail or in person.
  • You have not received a Deferral or Deferred Finding in the past 7 years from any court in the State of Washington, moving or non-moving, depending on the charge that you are requesting to be Deferred.
  • You do not possess a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Please keep in mind that even if you have met the above listed criteria to apply for the Deferral Program, your entry into the program is a discretionary decision that will be made by the Judicial Officer.