Rock Valley College

How to Apply

If you have a Commercial Drivers’ License, please do not apply for supervision before you call our office staff at (815) 921-3940. 

If you received your ticket in a county served by Rock Valley College, you have three options:

  1. Plead not guilty.  Follow the directions on the back of the blue copy of the traffic ticket and go to court in person or have legal representation there.  This may result in increased cost to you and still may result in a guilty conviction.
  2. Plead guilty, pay the fine by mail or online, and accept the conviction, which will eventually appear on your public driving record and will be entered on your file by the Secretary of State.
  3. Plead guilty and apply for court supervision, which will require you to pay the traffic fine and an additional fee and take a class.  You can plead, pay, and apply online, or by mail.

 

To apply by mail:


1. Sign the back, bottom of the blue copy of the ticket in the "appearance plea of guilty and waiver” section.

2. Fill out the Plea of Guilty and Application for/with Court Supervision form, and the Rock Valley College Traffic Safety Program Registration form, found inside the colored envelope (if you are in doubt of your eligibility call our office at 815-921-3940).

3. Enclose the amount of your fine plus the class fee in a single payment, made payable to the Circuit Clerk. Payment methods allowed for mail-in supervision in each county are:

  • Winnebago and Boone: personal checks, certified checks, and money orders
  • Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, and Stephenson: certified checks or money orders.

4. Mail everything to the Circuit Clerk, in the colored envelope you were provided.  Do not send cash!

5. You may also pay everything in person at the Circuit Clerk’s office in the county where the ticket was issued.

To pay/apply online:
 

Follow the link below to the county where you received your ticket and make sure to follow instructions carefully. These websites are not maintained by Rock Valley College. If you make the wrong selection, you will need to contact the Circuit Clerk of the county where you received your ticket for further assistance.  Please note that you will still need to submit a registration form, either electronically or by mail to the Circuit Clerk, not Rock Valley College:

Boone County (green envelope) You will still need to submit a registration form to the Circuit Clerk’s office after payment. 
Carroll County (gray envelope) You will still need to submit a registration form to the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Jo Daviess County (purple envelope) You will still need to submit the registration form to the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Lee County (orange envelope)  You will still need to send the registration form to the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Ogle County (blue envelope) You will be prompted to fill out a registration form during the process, which you will need to send to the Circuit Clerk’s office. 
Stephenson County (gold/yellow envelope)  You will still need to send your registration form to the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Winnebago County (pink/red envelope) Select “Criminal/Traffic Information” then click on “Resolve my Traffic Ticket” to pay the fine and fees to take the class. On the next page, select the second option, which will allow you to sign up for Traffic School. You will be prompted to fill out a registration form during the process. 

6. The application is due (must arrive) at least three days before the date written on the front of the ticket on the bottom, in the appearance section.

7. If the officer took your driver’s license, you may include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your payment for a more prompt return of your license.