Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
If you have a citation issued by the City of Fairbanks, the AGENCY will read “Fairbanks Police Department” or “FPD.”
Locate the appropriate issuing AGENCY on your citation. Detailed contact information for local ticketing agencies is listed in the table below.
|Golden Heart Parking Services (formerly Fairbanks Parking Authority)||
Fairbanks Parking Garage, 201 Lacey St., Fairbanks, AK, 99701
|Alaska State Troopers; UAF Police Dept.; Fairbanks Int’l Airport Police; City of North Pole Police||
Rabinowitz Courthouse, 101 Lacey St., Fairbanks, AK, 99701
|Ft. Wainwright Military Police; Eielson AFB Military Police||
Federal Building, 101 12th Ave., Ste. 332, Fairbanks, AK, 99701
If your citation is marked correctable, you have an opportunity to show proof of insurance or correct the vehicle defect within 30 days of issuance of the citation. If you are unable to correct the citation within 30 days, you must request an extension at the City Clerk’s Office prior to your due date.
For insurance-related violations, you must present a copy of your citation and proof that the vehicle was insured at the time of the offense to the City Attorney’s Office, 800 Cushman Street. When your citation has been marked corrected, return the corrected copy to the City Clerk’s Office.
For equipment violations, you must bring a copy of your citation and the modified vehicle to the Fairbanks Police Department for inspection at 911 Cushman Street.
If you choose not to correct the defect, you may request an arraignment (see section on Optional Court Appearance) or pay the total amount due at the City Clerk’s Office. If you do not pay or correct your citation, a default judgment may be entered against you for the maximum fine permitted by law and a $10 surcharge, plus $50 in court and collection costs.
You must appear in court at the Rabinowitz Courthouse, 101 Lacey Street, Fairbanks, at the arraignment date and time indicated on the citation. There are serious consequences for failure to appear in court. Questions about your rights or the date of your hearing should be directed to: Alaska Court System, (907) 452-9238 or http://courts.alaska.gov/.
1. Pay online (Note: a $1.50 transaction fee will be assessed by the software provider).
2. Pay over the telephone by calling the City Clerk’s Office, (907) 459-6702 (Note: a $10.00 transaction fee will be assessed by the City of Fairbanks).
3. Mail payments to the City of Fairbanks, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the City of Fairbanks. Please DO NOT mail cash.
4. Drop-off payments in the secure drop box located just outside the south entrance of City Hall at 800 Cushman Street.
5. Pay in person at the City Clerk’s Office, 800 Cushman Street (cash, check, money order, VISA and MasterCard are accepted). Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please note that payments accepted after 4:30 pm will be applied the following business day.
The City Clerk’s Office may grant you an extension if your request is within 30 days of issuance of the citation. If you fail to pay or request an extension before the due date, a default judgment may be entered against you for the maximum fine permitted by law and a $10 surcharge, plus $50 in court and collection costs. In some cases, you may request that your full payment be assigned to your Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office within 30 days of issuance of the citation for more information.
If you would like to request that your fine be converted to community work service (CWS), you must formally contest the ticket and ask the judge or magistrate to reduce your fine to CWS (see above information on contesting tickets).
Many citations have mandatory points assigned in accordance with the schedule established by the State of Alaska. These points are applied against your license once you pay the citation, are found guilty of the offense, or fail to respond to the citation and a default judgment is entered against you. To find out how many points you have or how to reduce the points that have accumulated on your license, visit the State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website at http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/ or visit the DMV at 1979 Peger Road, Fairbanks, or call (907) 269-5551. The City does not regulate or administer accumulation of points. To determine how point deductions affect your insurance, contact your insurance company directly.