Chapter 8.52


8.52.010    Established.

8.52.020    Authority/jurisdiction.

8.52.030    Disposition of funds.

8.52.010 Established.

There is hereby established, pursuant to RCW 3.30.090, a traffic violations bureau for the city to be known as the traffic violations bureau. The traffic violations bureau herein established shall be in conformance with RCW 3.30.090 and Chapter 46.63 RCW. (Ord. 2008-09 § 1; Ord. 2565 § 1, 1985)

8.52.020 Authority/jurisdiction.

(1) The traffic violations bureau shall operate under the supervision of the Chelan County district court, to assist the court in processing traffic offenses.

(2) This chapter shall confer authority upon the court in conjunction with jurisdiction and authority otherwise available to allow any and all traffic offenses, including criminal violations or infractions, to be processed through the city traffic violations bureau.

(3) Any traffic offense made such by virtue of city enactment shall be designated a traffic offense, violation or infraction, which may be processed through the traffic violations bureau.

(4) The traffic violations bureau is authorized to receive the posting of bail for specified offenses and as authorized by the Chelan County district court, to accept forfeiture of bail and payment of penalties.

(a) The court shall specify the amount of bail to be posted and shall also specify the circumstances or conditions which will require an appearance before the court.

(b) The traffic violations bureau, upon accepting the prescribed bail, shall issue a receipt to the alleged violator, which receipt shall bear a legend informing the violator of the legal consequences of bail forfeiture.

(c) The traffic violations bureau shall transfer daily to the clerk of the proper department of the court all bail posted for offenses where forfeiture is not authorized by the court order, as well as copies of all receipts. (Ord. 2008-09 § 1; Ord. 2565 § 2, 1985)

8.52.030 Disposition of funds.

All forfeitures or penalties paid to the traffic violations bureau for violations of municipal ordinances shall be placed in the city general fund. (Ord. 2008-09 § 1)