Yes, you can pay your traffic citations online with a credit card at www.co.riverside.ca.us/depts/courts and click "Pay Your Traffic Ticket Online". In addition, you can check on your eligibility to attend traffic school and pay the traffic school fee if you choose to attend.
How do I get a traffic citation signed off by an officer?
Citations are signed off at the Palm Desert Station at 73705 Gerald Ford Drive between the hours of 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Monday-Thursday. No appointments are necessary. We also provide Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verification at our station for vehicles registered in California only. Just call (760) 836-1600 and ask for an appointment.
When can I get fingerprinted for job applications, permits, etc?
Fingerprinting is done by appointment only, on Tuesday - Thursday, between 9:00 AM to 10:40 AM. Fees for fingerprinting are variable, based on the specific type of application sought. Call (760) 836-1600 for an appointment.
How do I serve a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)?
You should contact the Court Services Division of the Sheriff's Department in Indio at (760) 863-8255. They will explain all the details of the TRO process. If you have a proof of service on a TRO that needs to be filed with the Palm Desert Police Department, you may bring the documents in during regular business hours and contact the office staff for further directions.
What are the office hours of the Police Department?
The regular business hours of the Palm Desert Station are 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday-Friday, except holidays.
How long before a police report is available?
It generally takes 7-10 days before a report is completed and placed in the station files for distribution. This is due to the internal report review, internal photocopying, and routine data input and filing processes. You should generally wait that time period before you call to obtain a report copy.
How do I obtain a copy of a crime/accident report?
You must be a party to the incident, the parent of an involved minor party, the attorney of record for an involved party, or the insurance agent of an involved party, to be eligible to receive a copy of the report. Contact the records department at (760) 836-1600 for additional exceptions. You must come into the Police Department lobby and provide valid identification to verify the above listed requirements.