Lost Traffic Ticket in AlaskaPage Overview
If your ticket is payable to the county rather than the city, you might be able to search for your lost Alaska traffic ticket online.
When you visit the Alaska Court System’s E-Pay System and choose the option to make an online payment, the system will ask for either your first and last name or your traffic ticket number. You’ve lost your ticket, but by providing your full name, the E-Pay System might provide sufficient information to pay your ticket or contact the court to plead not guilty.
If your ticket doesn’t show up using the E-Pay system, it could mean:
- You need to pay the city directly.
- You’re required to appear in court.
Read on for how to proceed.
If you can remember the AK county in which you were ticketed or which kind of officer wrote your citation―great! You can contact the appropriate court or agency and go from there.
If you can’t remember, you’ll need to go through a process of elimination. Start by contacting the courts on the county level; if the Alaska traffic ticket clerk has no information regarding you or a traffic ticket, contact the city agency that handles traffic tickets.
Alaska’s Court Directory provides contact information for every court in the state; search for your court, and then contact it to ask about retrieving lost traffic ticket information. If you can’t get a physical copy of the ticket, try to get:
- The citation or traffic ticket number.
- The exact violations for which you received citations.
- All applicable traffic ticket fines and related court costs and surcharges for which you’ll be responsible if you plead guilty.
- Information about whether you’re required to appear in court and, if so, the date.
- Information on how to plead guilty or not guilty if you don’t have a tangible ticket to work with.
Alaska allows drivers to plead guilty (or no contest) and not guilty.
Usually, pleading guilty or no contest means paying a traffic ticket fine and any related court costs and surcharges, as well as dealing with certain penalties like incurring traffic ticket points; for some, this is the easiest route. Pleading not guilty means appearing in court and fighting the ticket.Other Topics in This Section