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How Do I Pay

The St. Matthews Police Department wants to better serve you by keeping you informed. We have created this section to help you navigate some of the frequently asked questions and details of services we provide. Please select one of the links listed in the left column of this page to locate your subject of interest.

District Court Citations

Once you receive a District Court traffic citation (will have the heading as shown above), you have several options…

  • Appear in court (with or without an attorney) to contest the charges. To plead not guilty, you need to appear in court on the date listed on the citation.
  • Apply for Drive Safe Louisville. To learn more, click here.
  • Apply for Kentucky State Traffic School. To learn more, click here.
  • Prepay the traffic citation (if eligible).

You can pay traffic citations at any driver’s license branch except for the Downtown Branch. (The Downtown Driver’s License Branch will refer you to the Hall of Justice where you can make a payment directly to District Court.) You must have the citation in order to make a payment. Payments must be made at least three (3) business days prior to your first court date. Payments can be made by phone at (866) 396-1751 or through the District Criminal/Traffic Division at (502) 595-4428. You may also make a payment in person at the District Criminal/Traffic Division at the Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice, 600 W. Jefferson St., Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Online payments can be made at ePay.

To prepay your ticket, use the worksheet that the officer gave you with your speeding citation. Find the violation amounts on the back and add to the court costs.

If you have questions, you can contact Jefferson District Court at 502-595-3060.

SMPD Citations

Any St. Matthews citation will have the City logo in the upper left-hand corner. These citations can be paid via:


Make the check or money order payable to: City of St. Matthews
Mail to:
City of St. Matthews
3940 Grandview Ave.
St. Matthews, KY 40207

In Person
Bring a check or money order to the above address during business hours:
7:00 AM—4:00 PM, Monday—Thursday
7:00AM—11:30AM, Friday

If payment is not received within 20 days, court action may be initiated. In addition to any fine, all improperly parked vehicles are subject to towing.

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