Lost Traffic Ticket in Connecticut

SUMMARY: How to Find Lost Connecticut Traffic Ticket Information

If you've lost your CT traffic ticket, you can submit a request for ticket information to the Centralized Infractions Bureau (CIB) by phone or e-mail. To find out about your lost ticket, you'll need to provide your name and birth date.

Continue reading for information about lost CT traffic tickets.

NOTE: Connecticut doesn't offer an online traffic ticket search.

The Centralized Infractions Bureau (CIB) will find your Connecticut traffic ticket information for you. Just call the CIB at (860) 263-2750 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or e-mail the agency at Be sure to include your full name and date of birth.

Whether you call or e-mail the CT CIB, you can find ticket information such as:

  • Your traffic ticket's “Answer Date."
  • The exact CT traffic ticket fine (and any other costs).
  • Whether it's an infraction or a violation and, if it's a traffic violation, whether you must appear in court.

This information from your lost ticket will help you avoid additional fines and penalties as well as determine your next course of action.

Decide How You'll Plead To Your CT Ticket

Once you obtain your lost ticket information, you can plead to your CT traffic ticket in one of two ways:

  • "No contest" or "nolo contendere."
  • "Not guilty."

When you plead "no contest," you can pay your traffic ticket fine online or by mail and put the situation behind you. The CT Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) won't even add any points to your driving record. (Your traffic violation will still appear on your CT driving record.) You may want to get in touch with your local CT DMV office if you have any further questions.

Pleading "not guilty" means fighting the CT traffic ticket in court which involves scheduling and preparing for a hearing, going before a judge, and pleading your case. Once you have details from your lost traffic ticket, you'll be able to determine how to proceed.

NOTE: If your CT traffic ticket is a violation, as opposed to an infraction, you might have to appear in traffic court no matter how you plan to plead.

Visit our Paying Your Traffic Ticket and Fighting Your Traffic Ticket sections to learn more about your options in Connecticut.

If you need additional counsel, you may want to consider hiring a Connecticut traffic ticket attorney.

Know Your Options

Pay Ticket
(Plead Nolo Contendere or No Contest)

  • Pay the fine.
  • Avoid driving record points.
  • Experience increased auto insurance rates.
  • Possibly attend court-ordered Operator Retraining Program.

Learn more about
Paying Your Traffic Ticket »

Fight Ticket
(Plead Not Guilty)

  • Fight the ticket during a hearing.
  • Possibly hire a traffic ticket lawyer to help prepare your case and represent you.
  • Have no penalties if found not guilty.
  • Appeal the guilty verdict (if applicable).

Learn more about
Fighting Your Traffic Ticket »

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