Pay Traffic Ticket in New Hampshire

SUMMARY: How to Pay a New Hampshire Traffic Ticket

Depending on the court handling your ticket, you may be able to pay your traffic ticket fines online, by mail, by phone, or in person. Refer to your NH traffic ticket or contact the appropriate county court for specific payment instructions.

NOTE: In some cases, you may need to appear in court.

Continue reading this page to learn about paying traffic tickets fines in New Hampshire.

Pay Ticket
(Plead Guilty or No Contest)

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Fight Ticket
(Plead Not Guilty)

  • Contest traffic ticket via trial.
  • Choose to represent yourself or hire an attorney.
  • Possibly lose option to plea bargain for lesser penalties.
  • No penalties if found guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees.
  • Possible option to take driver improvement program and reduce points.

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What It Means to Pay Your NH Traffic Ticket

Paying a NH traffic ticket fine is an admission of guilt. This means:

  • You have knowingly waived your right to a court trial.
  • Points may be added to your New Hampshire driving record.
  • You may see a jump in your NH car insurance rates.

If you fail to submit your NH traffic ticket payment within 30 days of the citation's issue date, you'll incur a $50 late fee.

Before paying, make sure the "MUST APPEAR" box is not checked at the top of the traffic ticket. If it is checked, you must appear in court before submitting any payments.

Pleading Guilty as a CDL Driver

You must notify your employer within 30 days of a traffic violation conviction. This applies to all driving situations, regardless of state or vehicle. Consult New Hampshire's CDL manual for more information on rules and regulations.

Pleading Not Guilty

You reserve the right to challenge your traffic ticket in NH court. A solid defense could result in a favorable verdict, such as reduced charges or traffic ticket dismissal. Learn more on our page about fighting your traffic ticket.

Pay Your New Hampshire Traffic Ticket

The NH Bureau of Financial Responsibility oversees traffic tickets throughout the state. You have several ways to pay your ticket:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

Pay Ticket Online

To pay your NH traffic ticket online, you will need:

  • A valid e-mail address.
  • The traffic ticket number and type of offense (both are listed on the traffic ticket).
  • Your New Hampshire driver's license number.
  • Either a MasterCard or VISA.

Before submitting your ticket payment, check either "guilty" or "nolo contendere" on the online payment form.

Pay Ticket by Mail

Follow the instructions on back of your NH traffic citation and mail to:

NH Department of Safety
P.O. Box 472
Concord, NH 03302

Check the "guilty" box at the top of the traffic ticket and write the citation number (found at the bottom right on the front side of the ticket) on your check.

Pay Ticket in Person

You can pay your traffic ticket in person at the Bureau of Financial Responsibility located at 23 Hazen Drive in Concord. Have your citation and either cash, a check, or a credit card (VISA, MasterCard) for payment.

Get Points Removed From NH Driving Record

You may be allowed to enroll in a state-approved driver improvement course and have 3 points wiped from your NH driving record. You can learn more about this option on our Defensive Driving page.

Check Your New Hampshire Driving Record

It's always a good idea to check your NH driving record after receiving a traffic ticket. Knowing where you stand with points may prompt you to drive more defensively or to enroll in a driver improvement course.

Shop for Better NH Auto Insurance

Depending on the traffic violation, you may see a leap in your car insurance rates. If your premiums become too high for your budget, shop around for a new provider by comparing car insurance rates online.

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