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    SUMMARY: New York Traffic Tickets

    Fines for NY traffic tickets are set by the city, county, or court where the violation occurred. If you cannot find the fee on your ticket, contact the court where the ticket was issued. You can either fight your ticket, or plead guilty and pay the ticket.

    Browse this page to learn about traffic fines and penalties, paying your ticket, and what to do if you’ve lost your traffic ticket.

    NOTE: In most of New York, non-criminal traffic tickets are processed by the local city, town, or village criminal or traffic courts, not the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). However, in New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester, the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) of the NY DMV will handle your ticket.

    Traffic Ticket Fines and Penalties

    Traffic fines in New York and other costs associated will depend on various factors, such as the:

    • Type of violation.
    • Number of points on your driving record.
    • Court handling your case.
    • County where you received the ticket.

    Typically, your fine amount will be listed on your traffic ticket. However, if a NY State Police officer ticketed you, you’ll need to call the court handling your case or the TVB for the total amount.

    Your fine amount will depend on the severity of your offense and the type of ticket you received (e.g., speeding ticket, red light ticket).

    NOTE: If you accumulate 6 points or more on your driving record within 18 months, you will be subject to additional fines and penalties. Our NY Point System page has more information.

    If you’re a commercial driver, see Fines & Penalties for Commercial Drivers below.

    Pay a Traffic Ticket in New York

    The method to pay your traffic ticket will depend on where you received the ticket. If you received it in Buffalo, Rochester, or New York City, you will have a TVB ticket.

    You can pay this traffic ticket:

    • Online.
    • In person before a judge or clerk.
    • By phone.
    • By mail.
    Pay Your New York Traffic Ticket Online

    Many county courts within the State of New York will allow you to pay your traffic ticket instantly online. Select the court which issued your traffic ticket below and skip a trip to the traffic court.

    Court:

    If the New York issuing court is not listed above, follow the instructions on below.

    If you have non-TVB traffic ticket, check your ticket for payment options or contact the traffic court responsible.

    For more information, see our Paying Traffic Tickets page.

    NOTE: Traffic tickets can result in points added to your driving record. Points may be removed by completing a state-approved defensive driving course. For more information, please visit our Point Reduction and DMV Point System pages.

    Fight a NY Traffic Ticket

    If you plan to fight your traffic ticket in New York, you must file your appeal within 30 days of receiving the ticket, as you could face an automatic conviction and be required to pay the fine.

    NOTE: Consider hiring a traffic ticket attorney if your ticket indicates you must submit your plea in person.

    You’ll either be dealing with your local courthouse or the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB). If your ticket is handled by the TVB, you can plead not guilty by mail, in person, or online. Instructions can be found on the back of your ticket.

    Options to plead guilty to a non-TVB traffic ticket will vary depending on the court handling your case.

    If you lose your traffic ticket appeal, you may want to complete traffic school or a defensive-driving course.

    For more information, please visit our How to Fight a Traffic Ticket in New York page.

    Check Your Driving Record

    Car insurance companies can increase your premiums if you accumulate points on your driving record? Sometimes, all it takes is one speeding ticket to send your rates through the roof.

    Check your driving record to make sure it’s accurate and you aren’t paying more than you should be.

    Lost Your Traffic Ticket?

    If you have a TVB traffic ticket, you can request a replacement traffic ticket on the TVB website.

    If your traffic ticket is not handled by the TVB, you will need to contact the local county, city, town, or village traffic court where you received the citation.

    A list of courthouses can be found online.

    Fines & Penalties for Commercial Drivers

    If you receive a traffic ticket in New York as a commercial driver, you must notify your employer within 30 days of conviction. You must also notify the NYS DMV, within 30 days, of convictions that occur out of state.

    For more details about points and suspensions for CDL drivers, please visit our DMV Point System and CDL Suspension pages.

    Major Traffic Violations

    If you commit a serious traffic violation, you may face a driver’s license suspension or revocation in addition to a heavy fine.

    You can find more details on our DUI/DWI and Suspended License pages.

    If you’re facing a conviction for a major violation, you may want to consider hiring a traffic attorney who can guide you through the process.

    NY Traffic Tickets: Frequently Asked Questions

    Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Our Traffic Ticket FAQ page has more information on topics, such as:

    • Tickets for minors with learner’s permits.
    • Defensive driving courses.
    • Hiring a traffic ticket attorney.