Lost Traffic Ticket in Colorado
If you've lost your CO traffic ticket, the agency you must contact will depend on the type of traffic ticket and its issue date:
- Troop Office that issued your ticket within the last 14 days (court appearance required).
- Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for tickets issued more than 14 days ago (no court appearance required).
NOTE: You may also contact the relevant CO traffic court for more details.
Continue reading to learn how to obtain details about a lost CO traffic ticket.
Colorado does not offer an online ticket search option for lost traffic citations. But, you still have options.
Pinpoint where you were ticketed in Colorado. If you don't know the exact area, try to at least determine which county. Since CO traffic tickets are handled on a local level, you must direct all questions regarding your lost traffic ticket to the citing area. A court in Denver, for example, will not have information for a ticket issued in Durango.
Once you have the county, visit the court's website for court contact information. Call the traffic court and explain your situation. If they don't have your CO traffic ticket on file, the CO Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may be able to help you. Just contact the DMV at (303) 205-5610 for help. The Colorado DMV files all traffic tickets not requiring a court appearance.
Once you have your traffic ticket information, decide on your plea. You have several options in Colorado:
In Colorado, pleading "guilty" or "no contest" requires paying the fine listed on your traffic citation. Pleading "not guilty" to your CO traffic ticket requires court proceedings. Visit our page on Fighting Your Traffic Ticket for more information.