Lost Traffic Ticket in North DakotaPage OverviewSUMMARY: How to Find Lost North Dakota Traffic Ticket Information
If you lost your ND traffic ticket, you may be able to search online for your lost ticket information.
Otherwise, you'll need to contact your district court (for tickets issued by the Highway Patrol or Sheriff Department) or municipal court (for tickets issued by the local Police Department). Be sure to ask for your ticket fines, court date/deadlines, and payment methods.
Browse this page to learn more about retrieving information about your lost ND traffic ticket.
To retrieve your lost traffic ticket information, you will need to contact the ND court that was listed on your lost citation. This requires determining where you were ticketed. If you can't pinpoint an exact town, determine the county.
Knowing the citing law enforcement agency will help. In North Dakota, traffic tickets issued by the Highway Patrol or Sheriff Department are filed with the district court from the county in which you were ticketed. Traffic tickets issued by local police officers are handled by the municipal court of that specific city or town. If you were ticketed near a North Dakota municipality, but can't recall the citing law enforcement agency, you may have to make two calls (county court and the municipality court) before finding the correct presiding court.
Because you only have 14 days from the date on your ticket to enter a plea, you must act fast. The court will not accept "I lost my traffic ticket" as an excuse for entering a late ticket plea.
Call the court clerk. If you don't have the citation number, the clerk will use your name to track down the ticket. The court can provide a copy of your ND traffic ticket, which will have full instructions on how to respond.
After you find your lost traffic ticket information, you have two plea options in North Dakota:
Regardless of your plea, you must post bond within 14 days of the date on your ND traffic citation. You may do this either by mail or in person.
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine.
- Option to plea bargain penalties.
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation).
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates.
- Possible option to attend driver training course and reduce points.
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