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    SUMMARY: Arkansas Traffic Tickets

    Your ticket payment options in Arkansas depend on the violation and the county where you received the ticket. You can generally pay your ticket fines online, by mail, or in person. If you plan to contest your violation, you’ll need to plead not guilty in person.

    Read this page to learn what to do after receiving a traffic ticket in Arkansas.

    Traffic Ticket Fines and Penalties

    Traffic ticket fines, surcharges, and court fees in Arkansas vary by violation and district court. To find out how much your violation will cost you, refer to your AR traffic ticket or contact the district court handling your case.

    NOTE: You may be eligible to dismiss your traffic ticket by attending an approved defensive driving course. Refer to your traffic ticket or contact the court handling your case for more details.

    Driving Record Points

    Traffic tickets in Arkansas usually result in driving record points added to your driving record. Once you accumulate 14 points, the Arkansas Office of Driver Services may suspend your driver’s license for 3 months.

    Check your driving record to find out where you stand and how close you are to a suspension.

    Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

    Pay Your Arkansas Traffic Ticket Online

    Many county courts within the State of Arkansas will allow you to pay your traffic ticket instantly online. Select the court which issued your traffic ticket below and skip a trip to the traffic court.

    Court:

    If the Arkansas issuing court is not listed above, follow the instructions on below.

    How you’ll pay your traffic ticket in Arkansas varies by district court. Check your AR traffic ticket or contact the appropriate court to find out how to proceed.

    Generally, you may be able to pay your AR traffic ticket fines:

    • Online.
    • By mail.
    • In person.

    For specific instructions, please see our Paying Traffic Tickets in AR page.

    NOTE: Be sure to submit your payment before the deadline shown on your ticket. Failure to do so may result in a driver’s license suspension and other penalties in Arkansas.

    Fight an AR Traffic Ticket

    If you wish to contest your ticket in Arkansas, you must either appear in court or notify your district court before the “Plea and Arraignment” date shown on your ticket.

    For more information, please read our page about Fighting Traffic Tickets.

    NOTE: If you fail to respond to your traffic ticket, the court may charge you additional fees and suspend your Arkansas driver's license.

    Lost Your Traffic Ticket?

    If you’ve lost your Arkansas traffic ticket, you’ll need to contact the appropriate district court for information. You will need to provide some personal information, such as your:

    • Full name.
    • Arkansas driver’s license number.
    • License plate number.

    NOTE: Don’t leave it too late. Failure to respond to a traffic ticket by the deadline date can result in additional penalties and fines.

    Fines & Penalties for Commercial Drivers

    If you have an AR commercial driver’s license (CDL), you must notify your employer within 30 days of being convicted of a traffic ticket. This applies even if you were driving a non-commercial vehicle at the time of your violation.

    For some major offenses, you’ll even lose your privilege to drive for 1 year. Such offenses include:

    • Leaving the scene of an accident involving a commercial vehicle.
    • Operating a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.04%.
    • Using a commercial vehicle to commit a felony.

    For more information, visit our CDL Suspensions in Arkansas page.

    Arkansas Traffic Tickets: FAQs

    Visit our Traffic Ticket FAQ page for more information about the following topics: