Deferral Program

Deferral Process

To begin the Deferral Process, first determine if you have been charged with a violation of a state statute (infraction) or a city ordinance. This information will be found on your ticket.

City Ordinance

Deferral Eligibility Requirements for Ordinance Violations

The City Attorney operates a Deferral Program under the following general guidelines. Eligibility is determined by the City Attorney on a case-by-case basis:

  • Only have one moving violation for this traffic stop
  • No other violations in the last 6 months
  • No deferrals in any other counties of the United States in the past 6 months
  • The ticket was not in a work/construction zone (no workers present)
  • No OWI or DWI arrest in the last five years and disposition date cannot be less than two years old
  • Does not hold a CDL or chauffeurs license (transporting people)
  • Speeding no more than 25 mph over the posted speed limit

Under the Deferral Program, you agree to pay a deferral fee and court costs (total of $252.50), and not commit any violations for a period of 12 months. If you successfully complete the program, the City Attorney will dismiss your case and you will not be assessed points on your driving record. If you do commit another violation during the 12-month deferral period, judgment will be entered against you and the court may impose additional fines and costs.

Apply for the Deferral Program

If you wish to be considered for the Deferral Program, please submit the Fishers Deferral Program Application. Please note that if you apply for the Deferral Program, you cannot pay the citation during the processing of your deferral application. If you do, your payment is treated as an admission and makes you ineligible for the Deferral Program. If your deferral application is denied, you will then have an opportunity to either pay the citation or contest the citation at trial.

Please allow seven days to process your application. If you have questions about the Deferral Program, contact our office by email or at 317-595-3452.

Note: Even if you have contacted the City Attorney or Prosecutor about the Deferral Program, you must attend all court hearings if you have not been accepted into the program.

Deferral Eligibility Requirements for Infractions

If you are charged with a state statute violation (infraction), please contact the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office. Eligibility is determined by the prosecutor’s office on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Infraction Deferral Office within five days of receiving your ticket at 317-770-8860. Please have your ticket in hand, as you will need to provide information from it. The deferral agreement is not available online.