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    Pay Your West Virginia
    Traffic Ticket Online!

    • Easy Online Payment
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    • Avoid Fines & Warrants
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    Note:If your court is not listed please follow the instructions on your ticket

    Know Your Options

    Pay Ticket
    (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.
    • Possibly have points reduced by attending a Defensive Driving Course (DDC).

    Learn more by reading below.

    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 not guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees.

    Learn more about
    Fighting Your Traffic Ticket.

    What it Means to Pay Your West Virginia Traffic Ticket

    Paying your traffic ticket is a plea of guilt.

    This means:

    • You are forfeiting your right to challenge the charge in court.
    • Points will be assigned to your driving record.
    • Depending on your driving history, the additional points may lead to the suspension of your West Virginia driver's license.
    • The violation's appearance on your driving record might cause a leap in your car insurance premiums.

    Avoid Suspension

    Failing to respond to the citation's court date will result in the suspension of your West Virginia driver's license.

    Pleading Guilty as a WV CDL Driver

    In addition to paying a fine for a traffic ticket conviction, you must also:

    • Notify your employer within 30 days of the traffic ticket conviction date.
    • Notify your employer within one day if your CDL is suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified.
    • Notify the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when convicted of an out-of-state traffic violation.

    West Virginia's CDL Manual details in length rules and regulations.

    Pleading Not Guilty

    You reserve the right to challenge the traffic ticket in court. A sound defense could sway the court to reduce charges or dismiss the ticket. Our Fight Traffic Ticket page has all the details.

    Pay Your West Virginia Traffic Ticket

    You will pay the court listed on your citation. Payment options, which vary by court, will be explained on your traffic ticket.

    Options may include:

    • Online
    • By mail
    • By phone
    • In person

    Pay Online

    If offered, have the citation number and a valid credit card.

    Pay by Mail

    Mail the completed citation, along with payment, to the address listed on the traffic ticket. Play it safe and write the citation number on the check or money order.

    Pay by Phone

    Payment requires a valid credit card.

    Pay in Person

    Call the court listed on the citation for hours and accepted forms of payment.

    Payment Plan

    If you cannot pay the full traffic ticket fine amount, inquire about a payment plan. Call the court listed on your citation for information on how to pursue this option.

    Payment plan lengths vary by court.

    Get Points Removed From Your Driving Record

    Completing a state-approved Defensive Driving Course (DDC) may earn you a reduction of points on your driving record. This option can be used once every 12 months.

    Our Point Reduction page has all the details.

    Check Your Driving Record

    Check your driving record after paying the ticket. Verify the point number. If your point total is nearing the DMV's suspension mark of 12 points, consider pursuing the state's point reduction option.

    Shop for Better Auto Insurance Rates

    Increased car insurance rates usually follow a traffic ticket conviction. Counter a rate increase by shopping for a new provider. Comparing vehicle insurance rates online is a fast and convenient way to find a coverage package that meets your needs and fits your budget.