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    SUMMARY: How to Pay a Maine Traffic TicketIf you received a traffic ticket in Maine, you can pay it either online, by mail, by phone, or in person. You will need your traffic ticket number.

    Continue reading this page to learn how to pay your traffic ticket in Maine.

    NOTE: If you want to fight your charge, visit our Fight Traffic Tickets page.

    Pay Ticket
    (Plead Guilty or No Contest)

    Learn more below.

    Fight Ticket
    (Plead Not Guilty)

    • Contest traffic ticket before judge.
    • Possibly hire a traffic ticket attorney for legal guidance.
    • Possibly lose option to plea bargain for lesser penalties.
    • No penalties if found not guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees.
    • Pay fine, court and attorney fees if found guilty.

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    Pay Your Maine Traffic Ticket

    In Maine, you can pay your traffic ticket:

    • Online.
    • By phone.
    • By mail.
    • In person.

    NOTES:

    • You must pay your traffic ticket fine within 20 days of receiving it to avoid additional late fees.
    • Payments must be made in full. Partial payments towards your fine will not be accepted.

    If you've misplaced your traffic ticket, visit our Lost Traffic Ticket in Maine page.

    Online

    To pay your ME traffic ticket online, visit the PayTixx website. You will need to enter your:

    • Traffic ticket number.
    • ME driver's license number or date of birth.
    • Credit card number for payment.

    If your traffic ticket isn't showing up on the system, you may need to wait a few days and try again. It may take the system up to 10 days to register your violation.

    By Phone

    If you want to pay your Maine traffic ticket over the phone, call (866) 729-8499 (toll-free). You will likely need to provide your traffic ticket number and Maine driver's license number.

    NOTE: Payments made by phone must be made using a valid credit card.

    By Mail or In Person

    To pay your traffic ticket by mail or in person, follow the following steps:

    • Check “NOT CONTESTED" on the back of your traffic ticket.
      • If you have multiple violations listed, you must mark “NOT CONTESTED" for each one you wish to pay.
    • Write your mailing address in the space provided, and sign and date your traffic ticket.
    • Submit your payment and traffic ticket:
      • In person to the Violations Bureau (85 Park Street, Lewiston).
        OR
      • By mail (using the envelope provided or in your own envelope) to:
      • Violations Bureau
        P.O. Box 480
        Lewiston, ME 04243

    NOTE: The Violations Bureau office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • In person:
      • Cash.
      • Credit card.
      • Money order.
      • Check.
    • By mail:
      • Check.
      • Money order.

    NOTE: Checks and money orders must be made payable to the “Violations Bureau" and include your traffic ticket number.

    Check Your Driving Record

    After you've paid your Maine traffic ticket, the ME Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is notified and your driving record will be updated.

    NOTE: It may take a few days for the Maine BMV to receive notification.

    Be sure to check your driving record to make sure it reflects the correct amount of demerit points associated with your violation. Your driving record will also tell you how close you are to having your ME driver's license suspended.

    You may also wish to compare auto insurance quotes, as it's likely your provider will increase your rates after you are convicted of a traffic violation.

    ME Traffic Tickets: FAQs

    Still have questions about your traffic ticket? Visit our Maine Traffic Tickets FAQ page to learn more about the following topics and more:

    • Hiring a traffic ticket lawyer.
    • Demerit points.
    • Late traffic ticket payments.
    • Driver's license suspensions.

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