Lost Traffic Ticket in IllinoisPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost Illinois Traffic Ticket Information
Continue reading for more information about lost Illinois traffic tickets.
Neither the IL 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 traffic 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 IL 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 they provide other options to search for an IL traffic ticket; chances are, though, you'll have to call the court (or appear in person) and request the ticket information.
In Illinois, you can plead:
Pleading "guilty" means one of two things:
- You'll plead "guilty," pay the ticket fine, and have a traffic conviction on your Illinois driving record.
- You'll plead "guilty," pay the ticket fine, and attend traffic school to keep the IL traffic conviction off your driving record.
The court will notify you of your ticket payment options. Head over to our Paying Your Traffic Ticket section for details.
Pleading "not guilty" means going to traffic court, and that's an entirely different ball game. Check our Fighting Your Illinois Traffic Ticket page for more information on how to contest an IL traffic ticket.Other Topics in This Section