Traffic Tickets in Kansas
Continue reading this page to learn more about what do you when you receive a traffic ticket in Kansas.
Kansas traffic ticket fines vary by violation. Court costs and surcharges may vary depending on the county you received your ticket in.
Driving Record Points
The Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) may restrict or suspend your KS driver’s license when you accumulate 3 moving violations on your driving record within 12 months.
Auto Insurance Rate Increase
When you receive a traffic ticket, your auto insurance rates could increase dramatically. Having your traffic ticket dismissed by completing traffic school could prevent this from happening.
In the meantime, you can start comparing auto insurance rates online to find a more affordable policy.
Your options for paying a KS traffic ticket will depend on the KS court handling your case. You may able to pay your Kansas traffic ticket fines:
- By mail.
- By phone.
- In person.
Be sure to submit your payment before the deadline date shown on your ticket.
For more information, visit our Paying Traffic Tickets page.
The procedure to fight your Kansas traffic ticket will vary by traffic court. You will likely need to plead “not guilty" in court on the arraignment date shown on your Kansas traffic ticket.
NOTE: Municipal courts handle city tickets and district courts handle county tickets.
If you are convicted of a traffic violation and you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you must notify your employer within 30 days.
It's worth noting that violations you commit as a commercial driver may come with harsher penalties. For example, for any of the following offenses, you'll lose your CDL for 1 year:
- Having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.04% while driving a commercial vehicle.
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
- Refusing to submit to a BAC test.
- A fatality that is the result of the negligent use of a commercial vehicle.
- Operating a commercial vehicle when you have been disqualified or had your license revoked, cancelled or suspended.
- A felony crime involving a commercial vehicle (distributing, making or dispensing a controlled substance is included)
For more information, visit our CDL Suspensions in Kansas page.
Still have questions? Visit our Traffic Ticket FAQ page for more information about the following topics: