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    SUMMARY: How to Pay a Kansas Traffic Ticket

    The steps for paying a traffic ticket will vary by court. You may able to pay your ticket fines: online, by mail, by phone, or in person.

    For specific instructions, refer to your KS traffic ticket or contact the district or municipal court directly.

    Keep reading to learn how to pay a traffic ticket in Kansas.

    Pay Your Kansas Traffic Ticket

    Pay Ticket
    (Plead Guilty or No Contest)

    Fight Ticket
    (Plead Not Guilty or Nolo Contendere)

    • Contest your ticket and schedule a hearing.
    • Present your case, possibly with a traffic ticket attorney.
    • Gain no penalties if found not guilty (except applicable court/attorney fees).
    • Appeal the guilty verdict (if applicable).

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    Fighting your Traffic Ticket »

    What It Means to Pay Your Traffic Ticket

    Paying your KS traffic ticket means pleading "guilty" or "no contest" and dealing with any violation-related penalties:

    • Some courts allow convenient online ticket payment (see below).
    • Depending on the traffic violation (and how many times you've committed it), you could face a driver's license suspension or revocation.
    • Your judge might dismiss the traffic ticket if you complete an approved KS traffic school course.
    • Your auto insurance rates might increase the next time you renew.

    Your traffic citation includes a date by which you must pay your ticket fine. If you fail to pay by that date, you'll receive a notice; you must pay your fine by the date on the notice. Missing that deadline results in a driver's license suspension and in some cases, an arrest warrant.

    Lost your KS traffic ticket? We can help you find a lost citation, or you can contact your court for information specific to your ticket. Municipal courts handle city-level tickets, and district courts handle county-level citations.

    Plead Guilty as a CDL Driver

    You can plead "guilty" or "no contest" the same as any other driver, but understand that KS CDL drivers receive severe penalties for certain traffic violations. You could actually lose your job.

    Refer to Ticket Fines and Penalties for more information about federally-mandated commercial driver penalties.

    NOTE: You must notify your employer of a traffic violation.

    Plead Not Guilty in Kansas

    Sure, it sounds convenient―especially if you're guilty of a minor traffic infraction―but pleading "guilty" and paying your fine isn't your only option.

    You can contest the traffic ticket and fight the charges in court. Drivers charged with serious traffic offenses often choose this route, as do drivers who know they're innocent―regardless of their charges.

    Head over to Fighting Your Traffic Ticket to learn more about this option.

    Pay Your KS Traffic Ticket Online

    Kansas allows online traffic ticket payment, but you must make sure your specific court is set up to handle online payments.

    You'll need to have your traffic citation handy. Online payments sometimes require information like the traffic ticket number, fine, and even the deadline to pay.

    Keep reading for additional ways to pay your traffic ticket fines in Kansas.

    Additional Traffic Ticket Payment Options

    Most courts allow drivers to pay their traffic ticket fines in person, by mail, or even over the telephone.

    Your citation should include this information, especially if your traffic ticket doesn't have a scheduled fine (meaning, the officer couldn't note the cost; the court has to tell you how much to pay).

    Check your traffic ticket for payment methods and options, and contact your court with any questions.

    Get Points Removed from Your KS Driving Record

    Kansas doesn't use a point system.

    Check Your Kansas Driving Record

    You won't receive points on your KS driving record for pleading "guilty" or "no contest" to your traffic ticket; however, depending on the nature of the traffic offense, you could have your driver's license suspended or revoked.

    Always check your Kansas driving record after you plead "guilty" or "no contest" to make sure your driving privileges are intact; considering what's at stake, you might want to get a copy before you plead.

    Shop for Better KS Auto Insurance Rates

    To auto insurance providers, pleading "guilty" or "no contest" is the same as being convicted of committing the offense. This means you'll likely receive higher auto insurance rates the next time you renew your policy.

    Get a head start on more affordable coverage by comparing insurance quotes online now.

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