Truckee Police Department

I’ve just received a ticket. What do I do now?

The court should send you a courtesy notice within three weeks from the issue date stating the bail or fine amount for the violation(s).  This notice will also provide information for paying the fine or contesting the violation(s).  If you haven’t received the courtesy notice within three weeks of receiving your ticket, call the Traffic Court at (530) […]

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Can I just pay the ticket by mail and not appear in court?

Yes.If your case does not require a mandatory court appearance, you may send the payment indicated on your courtesy notice in full by personal check, cashier’s check or money order.Credit cards are not accepted at this time.

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Where does my traffic fine go?

The money from traffic fines is collected by the court, forwarded to the county, and then divided among various state, county and city agencies according to a complex formula under state law.

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How can I get my car out of storage?

If a vehicle was impounded for 30 days because the driver had no license or had a suspended license, a hearing can be requested by calling  (530) 550-2323  or by coming down to the Truckee Police Department. No hearing is required if the 30-day impound period has lapsed. The registered owner or their authorized agent can […]

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How can I find out if my vehicle has been towed?

You can call the non-emergency dispatch number at (530) 550-2320, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to find out. Give your vehicle license plate number to the dispatcher. They will run a status check on your vehicle and let you know if it has been impounded.

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How can I report an abandoned vehicle?

To report an abandoned vehicle on the public street, call the Town of Truckee Vehicle Abatement Division at (530) 550-2320 and ask for a Community Service Officer to contact you.

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What can be done about illegally parked vehicles, such as those blocking a driveway?

Call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (530) 550-2320, and an officer will be dispatched. If the person who reported the illegally parked vehicle lives at the location, goes out to meet the officer, and explains to them that he or she lives at the location and cannot leave the driveway due to its being […]

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