Lost Traffic Ticket in VermontPage Overview
The state doesn’t offer an online ticket search option. The most you can do is search online for the VT law enforcement agency in the city you were cited and contact them ASAP for details on how you can take care of the traffic ticket within 20 days of getting pulled over.
Contact the police department for the city where you were cited. You’ll need to inquire with a clerk about the details for submitting your plea to the court (admitted, no contest or denied) in a timely manner. Or if you can obtain the citation number over the phone, you can opt to pay your traffic ticket online and skip having to get your answer in to the court.
NOTE: Even if you have lost your Vermont traffic ticket, you still must respond or pay within 20 days of receiving the original citation.
Once you track down info on your VT traffic ticket, determine how you want to plead. In Vermont, you have three options:
A plea of admitted or no contest requires you to pay the associated traffic ticket fines. You’ll also face additional points on your driving record. For more on this, check out our page on Paying Your Vermont Traffic Ticket. Your other option is to plead not guilty and dispute the charges before a judge. There’s also an option to take a court decision one step further by appealing it. To learn how, visit our page on Fighting your VT traffic ticket.Other Topics in This Section