How to Pay Traffic Tickets Online

Traffic courts handle cases that begin when a citation or ticket is written by a law enforcement officer. Tickets can be issued for violations of traffic laws and other non-traffic offenses. Most tickets can be resolved without the need of scheduling a court appearance by paying online. To pay your traffic ticket online, first determine how much you owe and when the payment is due. Some states accept credit card payments or offer an online payment service.

Things You'll Need

  • Your ticket


    • 1

      Look on the front and back of your speeding ticket for payment directions. Visit the website payment service listed.

    • 2

      Input required information. Details vary, but many agencies require your citation number, first and last name, court where your ticket is assigned, the agency that issued the citation and birth date.

    • 3

      Enter payment information, including credit card type, number and expiration date.

Tips & Warnings

  • State penalties for failing to pay your ticket on time vary.
  • Parking tickets and DUIs are usually not handled by the traffic division.
  • Some websites may charge a service fee for credit card payments.
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