A defendant has 15 days to pay the infraction or request a hearing. If the defendant fails to respond, the District Court assesses a late penalty of $52 and notifies the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL). Upon notice from the District Court, DOL gives the defendant 45 days to resolve the infraction. If the defendant does not pay the penalty in full or arrange for a time payment plan, DOL suspends the driver's license of the defendant. Infractions that are not paid are referred to a collection agency. Additional costs will be assessed by the collection company.