Lost Traffic Ticket in North Carolina
If you lost your NC traffic ticket, you may be able to search for it online using the North Carolina Courts System website. You can also contact the appropriate traffic court for details about your lost traffic ticket.
Lost NC Traffic Ticket Search
North Carolina does not provide an online traffic ticket search tool, but does provide other options to find lost traffic ticket information.
NC traffic citations are handled on a county level. You can find lost ticket details through the particular traffic court handling your case. When you lose your NC traffic ticket, you'll need to contact the county where you committed the traffic violation. If you are unsure of the county, call the Administrative Office of the Court at (919) 890-1000.
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is likely not able to provide lost ticket details. If you are searching for a lost parking ticket, get in touch with the parking enforcement agency where you received the ticket.
Continue reading for information about how to find lost ticket information for a moving violation (e.g., speeding ticket, red light ticket, etc.)
Visit the NC County Traffic Court Website
After pinpointing where you were ticketed in North Carolina, visit the county court website for contact information. You'll then want to call the Clerk of Court to request specific details about your lost traffic ticket.
Decide How You'll Plead To Your NC Ticket
Once you obtain your lost ticket information from the North Carolina traffic court, you have three traffic ticket plea options:
The first two options require paying the traffic ticket fine listed on your NC traffic citation. Pleading "not guilty" means you don't think you committed the traffic violation. For more information about these pleas, visit our sections on Paying Your NC Traffic Ticket and Fighting Your Traffic Ticket in North Carolina.
NOTE: If you're going to fight your NC traffic ticket, you may want to seek the counsel of a local traffic ticket attorney.