Question: How do I contest a traffic citation?
Answer: If you received your citation within Washington County, call the Washington County Justice Court at 435-634-5728 to get information on appealing your citation.
Question: How do I pay a traffic citation?
Answer: If you received your citation within Washington County, you may mail your payment to Washington County Justice Court, 87 N. 200 E. St. George, UT 84770. If you wish to pay by credit card, call the court at 435-634-5728.
Question: What should I do if I've been involved in a traffic accident?
Answer: Stay at the scene and call the police department. If there are injuries or any emergency circumstances, call 911. If the accident is minor and/or there are no injuries, call dispatch at 435 627-4300.
If you pay your ticket with Justice Court before applying or taking the traffic school course you will NOT be eligible for the course.
Step 1: Register for traffic school • Click here to register for traffic school Step 2: Re-enter your traffic school course Traffic school must be completed within 30 days of ticket date. • Click here to re-enter your traffic school course Total Cost: $70.00 + Ticket Fine Amount Schedule: Always available Duration: Approximately 4 hours Note: You may log in and out as many times as necessary to complete traffic school. Contact Us For additional traffic school related questions, call 1-888-312-6552. Note: This helpline can only answer questions about traffic school, nothing else.
The Traffic Unit is comprised of motorcycle officers and traffic cars. The cars are designated to handle the crashes and to focus on uninsured and stolen vehicles along with those that have revoked registrations or are associated with wanted persons. The motorcycles are designated to work traffic problems in the most congested areas of town, making it easier to g...
... Drive entry gate will be locked each day at dark; the gate located at the traffic circle will be opened only by special arrangement with the Sexton.
Burial Permits and PaymentNo body shall be interred, or remains received at any cemetery unless a burial permit from a licensed mortuary is submitted to the Sexton. In addition, remains from out-of-state shall be accompanied by a Transit Permit. Payment of City burial fees shall be made to the licensed mortuary submitting the required permits unless the burial charges have been paid in advance to the Cemetery Sexton.
Interment HoursNo interment or graveside service is allowed in the Cemeteries on Sunday or on any of the holidays officially observed by the City of St. George. On all other days, interments or graveside services will be allowed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All graveside services and interments must be arranged through the Sexton forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the time set, and, if there is an intervening holiday or Sunday, arrangements must be made seventy-two (72) hours in advance. Any exception shall be by the approval of City Council only and will result in the payment of additional fees.
Plot AbandonmentA burial plot that has remained empty without burial use for a period of 60 years or more will be presumed abandoned by the lot purchaser. The abandonment will be advertised in the newspaper for 3 weeks. Unless an owner comes forward, the rights in the plot shall be terminated and thereafter be vested in the City.
Indigent BurialsThe City will perform two indigent burials per year. These burials will be performed free of charge. Indigent burials will be performed at the convenience of the Cemetery staff, in a plot designated at the discretion of the Cemetery Sexton.
Memorial PlacementSemi-permanent memorials (trees, shrubs, etc.) shall be approved and located at the discretion of the Sexton. Tonaquint Cemetery: All temporary memorials (potted plants, flags, wreaths, etc.) must be placed in a raised adjustable receptacle in the monument or in the concrete border of the monument, a single shepherd hook may be placed adjacent to the concrete border. One shepherd hook per grave permitted. Adjustable receptacles must be of a type approved by the Sexton.
Perpetual CareThis fee is collected and kept in a special account which may be used for the maintenance and improvement of the Cemetery.
MaintenanceThe Parks Division staff provides regular turf care, edging of the grass, and raising of collapsing monuments and markers as time and fiscal constraints allow; leveling collapsing gravesites as times and fiscal constraints allow (health and safety considerations will prevail in the determination of priorities); maintenance of trees and shrubs on a regular basis; and litter removal on a regular basis.A periodic clearing of temporary memorials occurs three times a year: the 2nd Monday in January, the 3rd Monday after Memorial Day, and the 1st Monday of October. At these times, temporary memorials will be removed from the cemetery grounds. Each periodic clearing will be advertised in the local newspaper, announced in the City's utility bills, and disclosed by on-site signage to alert patrons to the upcoming event.
Monuments / Grave MarkersMonuments and grave markers will be installed by private firms. The Sexton's office must receive a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours notice of installation. Installers are responsible for the removal of all excess debris and must make reasonable efforts to restore the plot to its original condition. Plot owners are responsible for removal and reinstallment of any marker or monument deemed over-sized by cemetery staff before internment.St. George City Cemetery: Upright monuments are allowed only in Plats A and B. No upright monuments are allowed in a plot within ten feet (10') of a driveway or tree.Tonaquint Cemetery: Veteran's monuments and grave markers must be placed directly east of the single or double monument on the Veteran's plot. Upright monuments are allowed only in rows three (3) and four (4) of each block. No upright monuments are allowed in a plot within ten feet (10') of a driveway or tree.
Special EventsAll special events must be coordinated through the Cemetery Sexton. Special events at Tonaquint Cemetery will be conducted at the traffic circle on the northern end of the cemetery grounds.
...ce. When not responding to calls for service Patrol Officers conduct traffic enforcement, address quality of life issues, and conduct foot patro...
...urse is fairly flat with a couple hills. There will be officers holding up traffic at the main intersections, but it is an open road race so be aware of traffic. Helmets are required for participants. If you don't have a helmet ...
...dquo;non reportable “ accidents, school crossing guard substitution, traffic control, and other tasks as assigned. Animal Control: The...
...e City of St. George prosecutes infraction, class B and C misdemeanor, and traffic cases through the Washington County Justice Court. The prosecutor is unable to speak with concerned individuals or provide any information on a case, until the individual has been arraigned. The prosecuting attorney spends a large amount of time in court prosecuting crimes that happen in the City of St. George that have been investigated by: St. George Police Department, St. George Code Enforcement, Washington County Sherriff, Washington County Task Force/Gang Unit, Utah Highway Patrol, Dixie State College, Port of Entry, St. George Animal Control, Adult Probation & Patrol, Department of Wildlife Reserve (DWR), and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). After information is gathered from various law enforcement entities, formal charges are filed and trial preparations begin. Our criminal attorney handles every stage of the prosecution, from arraignment through sentencing and the supporting staff manages the thousands of documents that support this function. The Prosecutor appears in court and presents the evidence and argument on behalf of City of St. George and the State of Utah. All of the prosecutions are handled at the Washington County Justice Court and Fifth District Court House.
Traffic Offenses - General information
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Question: How do I hire SGPD Officers for security?
Answer: St George Police Security Policy
OUTSIDE SECURITY AND PEACE OFFICER EMPLOYMENT
Due to the potential conflict of interest no peace officer employed by this department may engage in any outside or secondary employment as a private security guard, traffic control officer, private investigator or other similar private security position ("Outside Security Services").
Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services provided by peace officers employed by this department must submit a written request to the Chief of Police or his designee in advance of the desired service. Such outside employment, if approved, will be assigned, monitored and paid through the department under the following conditions:
Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will be required to enter into an indemnification agreement, including providing insurance naming the City of St. George as an insured party when deemed necessary, prior to approval.
Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will further be required to provide for the compensation, including wages, any overtime, and full benefits of all peace officers requested for such services.
Should such a request be approved, any peace officer performing any Outside Security Services shall be subject to the following conditions:
The peace officer(s) shall wear the Department uniform/identification.
The peace officer(s) shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the department.
No peace officer may engage in such Outside Security Services during or at the site of a strike, lockout, picket or other physical demonstration of a labor dispute.
Compensation for such approved Outside Security Services shall be pursuant to standard department compensation and overtime procedures.
No peace officer may engage in outside employment as a peace officer for another law enforcement agency without prior written authorization of the Chief of Police, which authorization the Chief may deny if it is determined that such employment would interfere with or otherwise hinder the operation of the department.
..., see new sites, and I can relax because I don’t have to worry about traffic and driving. I feel like I am part of the solution that reduc...
...0 signs, 180 miles of storm drain pipe, 1300 acres of flood plains, and 46 traffic signals with only 33 employees and an annual budget of approximately $4,500,000.
Services provided by the Streets Division include: asphalt repair; pavement sealing; striping; signing; maintaining and installing traffic signals; weed abatement; tamarisk removal; flood control; storm drain installation, repair, and cleaning; concrete construction and repair; street sweeping; and operation of the ReUse Center.
These experienced and trained professional employees are required to hold many certifications for the safe and quality performance of their jobs. All Streets Division members are required to be certificated in Construction, Signing and Flagging, hold First Aid and CPR certification and Heavy Equipment Operations certification through the Utah LTAP Center, Class “A” CDL driver license with: tanker endorsement, Herbicide certification, OSHA Trenching and Shoring Certification, Construction Work Zone Certification, and the American Concrete Institution Certification
The Traffic Crew operates and maintains 46 traffic signals and over 11,200 signs. The division runs its own sign shop where it produces, designs, and repairs hundreds of signs per year. Streets throughout the city have pavement stencils updated, and are striped annually. Each crew member is required to additionally hold IMSA Pavement Marking Technician Certification, and IMSA Traffic Signal Certification, levels I and II.
The Asphalt Crew uses...
...ith one of the challenges of the Engineering Division, which is to improve traffic flow and promote safety for the traveling public. This Division is ...
...ants, there are 11 detectives whose main case load deals with illegal drug trafficking in Washington County. These detectives are assigned from St. Ge...
Question: If I have a CDL license can I still take Traffic school?
Answer: No, at this time traffic school is not available for drivers whom have a CDL.
Question: How do I apply for Traffic school?
Answer: The St. George City Attorney's Office offers traffic school for minor moving violations. Taking traffic school can keep points off your record and your insurance rates lower. Go to www.sgcity.org/trafficschool, select your language preference, and fill out the easy step-by-step application process. About Traffic School Languages: English and SpanishTotal Cost: $70.00 + Ticket Fine AmountNon-refundable.Schedule: Always availableLocation: www.sgcity.org/trafficschool Duration: Approximately 4 hoursNote: You may log in and out as often as necessary to complete the course. Questions about Traffic School Do not call the Court in reference to traffic school. For any questions relating to traffic school, call the Traffic School Helpline at 1-888-312-6552 or contact the City of St. George Legal Department at 435-627-4600. How long to I have to complete traffic school? If you are approved to take the course you must complete it within 30 days from approval. If I have paid for my ticket can I apply for Traffic School? NO! If you pay your ticket with Justice Court before applying or taking the traffic school course you will NOT be eligible for the course.
Question: Can I speak with a Prosecuting Attorney before I come to Court?
Answer: Do you have a court appointed attorney or have hired an attorney? If so, your lawyer represents you. The prosecutor represents the St. George City. It would be unethical for the prosecutor to speak directly with you about any situation regarding your case. For your protection, the prosecution isn't allowed to talk to you without your attorney present. Whatever you need to communicate to the prosecutor can be done by your attorney. Are you a defendant? If you are a defendant with a traffic ticket, it is necessary to wait for the Pre-Trial date issued by the Court before speaking to a Prosecuting Attorney. If I am the parent of a Defendant, can I speak to the Prosecuting Attorney? That depends. If the Defendant over the age of 18 (as of today's date) and graduated from High School then No. Your son and/or daughter are of legal age and the prosecutor can only speak to them or their attorney regarding their allegations. If the Defendant is currently 18 years old or younger and still in High School then the prosecuting attorney may speak to the parents as long as the Defendant is on the phone with them.
Question: What is an arraignment?
Answer: This is the first court appearance for any traffic or other municipal code violation. At this hearing, the Municipal Court Judge will hear all cases scheduled for that day's docket. Defendants appearing that day will be advised of their rights and given the opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty. Those entering guilty pleas will be assessed court fees and fines, pay for any damages caused by their actions, and their case will be at an end. Those entering not guilty pleas will be assigned another court date for a Pre-trial of their case. The Pre-Trial is the first opportunity the Defendant has to discuss their case with a Prosecuting Attorney.
Question: Driving directions?
Answer: If you are coming from town or from the freeway make your way to River Road. Go south on river road. After you cross the Virgin River continue south to the third traffic light. There at Fort Pierce you turn right and then make a quick left on 1400 East. At the top of the hill you will find the clubhouse entrance on your right.
...il users will have an enjoyable experience.
No motorized traffic.
No fires, or firearms.
No alcoholic beverages.
Stay on trails; do not take short-cuts.
Littering is prohibited.
Pets must be leashed and their waste removed.
No soliciting or sales.
Speed limit is 20 m.p.h.
Obey all posted signs.
As a pedestrian, you have the right of way over bicycles, but you also have the responsibility to allow a bicyclist to pass safely. To avoid conflicts with other trail users, pedestrians should keep to the right. When you see or hear a bicyclist approaching from the front or rear, pass the word to everyone in the group so no one accidentally steps in front of a moving bicycle.
Bicyclists must yield to all other trail users. The speed limit is 20 m.p.h. on all trails unless otherwise posted. On paved multiple use trails, bicyclists must keep to the right unless passing. Caution is required whenever passing. Slow your speed to pass safely and dismount and walk your bike when necessary. The terrain, surfacing, and width of the trail will dictate your behavior. Additionally, do not ride past pedestrians unless they are aware of your presence. Let pedestrians know you are ready to pass by giving an audible warning.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association's Rules of the trail are universally accepted guidelines for bicycle etiquette. These trail rules guide cyclists in riding both safely and considerately:
Ride on open trails only.
Leave no trace.
Control your bicycle.
Never spook animals.
Helmets are recommended whenever riding a bicycle. Additional information on cycling can be obtained from the IMBA and the League of American Bicyclists.
Skaters (including but not limited to skateboarders, inline skaters, and roller skaters) must yield to pedestrians and adhere to the 20 m.p.h. speed limit unless otherwise posted. Like other trail users, skaters must keep to the right unless passing. Caution is required whenever passing. Slow your speed to pass safely. The terrain, surfacing, and width of the trail will dictate your behavior. Additionally, do not ride past pedestrians unless they are aware of your presence. Let pedestrians know you are ready to pass by giving an audible warning.
The International Inline Skating Association's (IISA) Rules of the Road are universally accepted guidelines for skating etiquette. These road rules help skaters to be safe and courteous:
Skate smart: always wear protective gear; master the basics; maintain your equipment.
Skate alert: skate under control; watch out for hazards; avoid water, oil, and sand.
Skate legal: obey all traffic regulations.
Skate courteous: Skate on the right; pass on the left...
...ith one of the challenges of the Engineering Division, which is to improve traffic flow and promote safety for the traveling public. This Division is ...
Question: Are there road closures?
Answer: No, this is going to be an open course and cars will be allowed to pass through. There are many subdivisions on the course. Please be aware of traffic and any cars coming.