Every Tuesday night from 7:00PM-9:00PM
District Attorney night is the third Thursday of
every month by appointment.
What if I missed a court date?
Call the court immediately. You may be subject
to a license suspension or a warrant could be
issued for your arrest.
How do I answer my traffic ticket?
There are two forms of traffic tickets:
1.Yellow/White Hand Written Tickets
2.Computer Generated Tickets
It is the obligation of the receiving motorist
to respond to the ticket. You must enter a plea
on the ticket and mail it to the court by the
date specified. You may also appear in person on
the date specified to enter your plea in front
of the Judge.
If you plead guilty, the Judge will render a
decision and said decision will be mailed to
If you plead not-guilty you have 3 basic
1. Request a trial, at which you must appear.
2. Be sent a date to appear and speak with the
3. Write a letter with your not-guilty plea and
attempt to get your ticket reduced through the
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor you
need to contact the court.
What is a supporting deposition?
A supporting deposition is a more detailed
account of the ticket you were issued. If you
received an electronically generated ticket, you
may have been handed the supporting deposition
at the time you were handed your ticket from the
My license is suspended or is going to be
suspended. What do I do?
If your suspension is with this court you need
to contact the court to find out what you need
If you are suspended in a court other than this
one and received a ticket for said suspension in
our court your first step is to contact the
court you are suspended in and clear that up.
Your second step would then be to contact this
court for further instructions.
What are the acceptable methods of payment?
Payment may made with a money order, certified
check or cash in person, US FUNDS ONLY.
Please make MO or certified check payable to:
Town of Orleans Court
Trucking Company checks and Attorney checks are
accepted in US FUNDS.
Payment with Master Card or Visa is accepted in
person or by fax. NO PHONE PAYMENTS
To pay with credit card you will need the
Defendant's name and address
Card holders name and signature
Card expiration date
3 digit code on the back of the card
Written authorization to charge the total due to
the account provided.
If you wish to have a receipt sent to you please
send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your
payment. Canadian residents' postage is not
For fax payment if you wish to have a receipt
please request such on your fax.
How do I file a small claim and how much is the
Small Claims can be filed with the Court Clerk.
The party you are filing against must live,
work, or have a place of business in the Town of
Orleans. They must receive their mail in the
Town of Orleans. You must have the exact mailing
address. Post office boxes are not acceptable.
The allowable maximum amount to claim is
$3000.00. For claims up to $1000.00, the filing
fee is $10.00. For claims over $1000.00, the
filing fee is $15.00. For more information, you
may pick up a booklet on small claims at the