Pay Traffic Ticket in Oregon

SUMMARY: How to Pay an Oregon Traffic Ticket

If you were ticketed for violating an OR traffic law, you may be able to pay your ticket fines online, by mail, by phone, or in person. How you pay will depend on the traffic violation, your driving history and the court where you received the ticket.

How to Pay Your OR Traffic Ticket

Your payment options for a OR traffic ticket will depend on the county court handling your case. You may be able to pay your traffic ticket:

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

Check your traffic ticket for specific instructions.

What It Means to Pay Your Traffic Ticket

When you pay your Oregon traffic ticket, you'll be pleading guilty or no contest.

Choosing either option means:

  • You might be able to avoid a court appearance.
  • You could face a driver's license suspension or revocation, depending on the severity of your violation and your driving history.
  • Your auto insurance company might increase your rates.

NOTE: In some cases, your judge may allow you to complete a defensive driving course to dismiss your traffic ticket.

Remember, you must plead guilty or no contest and pay your fine by the due date listed on your traffic ticket. If you don't, you'll receive a “Failure to Appear" notice with a new date. If you still fail to pay, your OR driver's license could be suspended and your fine may be assigned to a collection agency.

If you have any questions, contact the Oregon court handling your case.

Plead Guilty as an Oregon CDL Driver

If you have a commercial driver's license (CDL) and are convicted of a traffic violation, you must notify your employer within 30 days.

You can face harsher penalties as a commercial driver including a suspended CDL.

Visit our Ticket Fines and Penalties page for more information about federally-mandated penalties for CDL drivers.

Check Your Oregon Driving Record

Even though you won't accumulate points for a traffic violation, it's still beneficial to check your OR driving record to ensure it's accurate.

Make sure:

  • The correct violation shows up after a guilty or no contest plea.
  • NO violation appears if the judge allowed you dismiss your traffic ticket by completing a Driver Improvement Program.

Shop for Better Auto Insurance Rates

Unless your judge gives you the option to take a traffic school course, your auto insurance company will likely increase your rates for pleading guilty or no contest.

Contact your provider and ask whether you'll see an increase the next time you renew your policy; if so, you can start comparing insurance quotes online now to find a more affordable policy.

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