Pay Traffic Ticket in Connecticut
Pay Your Connecticut Traffic Ticket
In Connecticut, you may be able to pay your traffic ticket either online or by mail. Check your traffic ticket for specific instructions and eligibility.
Your CT traffic ticket has an “Answer Date" printed on it. Be sure to respond to your traffic ticket before this date. If you fail to respond, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will suspend your driver's license.
If you're eligible to pay your traffic ticket online, use the Infraction Ticket Processing (CIB) system.
If your traffic ticket information doesn't show up, wait 3 days and try again. Otherwise, you can contact the Connecticut CIB offices directly for further instructions.
NOTE: It can take up to 30 days for your traffic ticket to get into the system.
You will need a valid credit card to pay the fine.
NOTE: Refer to your traffic ticket or contact the relevant CT county court to find out if you're eligible to pay by mail.
To pay your CT traffic ticket by mail, you will need:
- A check or money order for the total fine amount made payable to the “Clerk of Superior Court."
- Your traffic ticket or your "Failure to Respond Notice."
Send the above to the Centralized Infractions Bureau in the self-addressed envelope provided or to:
Centralized Infractions Bureau
P.O. Box 5044
Hartford, CT 06102
What It Means to Pay Your CT Traffic Ticket
Simply paying your CT traffic ticket is equivalent to pleading no contest or nolo contendere.
If you opt to pay your citation, remember that:
- You can pay your ticket online or by mail if it's a traffic infraction.
- Some traffic violations require a court appearance, regardless of a no contest plea.
- You may not accumulate driving record points, but the violation will still show.
- You might have to attend a court-ordered Operator Retraining Program.
- Your insurance company might increase your coverage rates.
Learn more on our Ticket Fines and Penalties page.
If you're a commercial driver, be sure you notify your employer within 30 days of being convicted of a traffic violation.
Remember, if you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you'll likely face more severe penalties beyond driving record points and higher auto insurance rates. In some cases, you may lose your driving privileges and possibly your job. For more information, see our CDL Suspensions page.
Remove Driving Record Points
While the infraction will show up on your driving record, the CT DMV will not add points to your driving record if you plead no contest and pay the total fine before the due date. However, your violation will still show on your driving record.
Shop For Better Auto Insurance Rates
There are pros and cons to pleading no contest and paying your CT traffic ticket. One of the pros? You won't get any driving record points. One of the cons? You can still experience increased auto insurance rates.
Talk with your provider about whether your rates will increase the next time you renew and start comparing policy rates online will help you find more affordable rates.