Lost Traffic Ticket in IllinoisPage Overview
Neither the SOS nor the Illinois court system provides the option to search for lost traffic tickets online.
If you can remember where you were ticketed, you’re in luck. Just contact the court in that area and request the lost traffic ticket information.
If you can’t remember where you were ticketed, contact the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) at (800) 252-8980. As long as you can provide your driver’s license number, a representative can give you everything from the citation number to the county court you need to go through.
Illinois provides a list of courts online.
Visit your county’s website and find out if it provides the option of searching for a lost traffic ticket online; chances are, though, you’ll have to call the court (or appear in person) and request the ticket information.
You can plead:
Pleading guilty means one of two things:
- You’ll plead guilty, pay the fine, and have a conviction on your driving record.
- You’ll plead guilty, pay the fine, and attend traffic school to keep the conviction off your record.
The court will notify you of your options. Head over to our Paying Your Traffic Ticket section for details.
Pleading not guilty means going to court, and that’s an entirely different ballgame. Check our Fighting Your Traffic Ticket for more information on how to contest a traffic ticket.Other Topics in This Section