City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 16A
Chapter 16A.64
Section 16A.64.270

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.64 Automated Traffic Camera Systems

Section 16A.64.270 Notice of Traffic Infraction – Issuance

  1. When a traffic safety camera is used, a law enforcement officer, or other person specially commissioned by the chief of police, whether present or not during the commission of the infraction, may issue a notice of traffic infraction by mail to the registered owner of the vehicle, or to the person renting the vehicle. The registered owner of the vehicle or the person renting the vehicle is responsible for the infraction.
  2. The owner of a vehicle is responsible for a violation unless within fifteen days after notification of the violation the owner furnishes to the municipal court with:

    1. an affidavit made under oath stating that the vehicle involved was at the time stolen, sold, or in the care, custody, and control of some person other than the registered owner; or

    2. testimony in open court under oath that the person was not the operator of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation.
  3. A court may issue a notice of traffic infraction upon receipt of a written statement of the officer that there is reasonable cause to believe that an infraction was committed.

Date Passed: Monday, November 10, 2008

Effective Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009

ORD C34333 Section 7