Traffic Citation Search

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Traffic Citation Search Online

To perform a traffic citation search online all you need is a first and last name the state the citation was issued in. A traffic citation search can show traffic violations, points, arrests, DUIs, driver history, police records, arrests, outstanding warrants and more. Once you perform the traffic citation search it’s important to verify you’ve found the right traffic citation records for the correct person. Many people have the same name so it’s recommended to use age or an address to verify that you’ve found the correct that person. It’s best practice to use multiple fields of information to verify you’re looking at the correct traffic citations.

Car Owner SearchGetting A Copy Of Your Traffic Citation

If you need a physical copy of a traffic citation then you’ll want to contact the issuing agency that wrote the traffic citation such as the highway patrol, city police, sheriff, etc. Then you can request a copy of your citation or sometimes you can use their online resources to find your citation or citation number for reference. There are also other options if you’re only looking to verify a traffic citation or driving record, which is to use online third party public record websites. These resources offer people the ability to quickly lookup their traffic citation history and other driving related records from any device that has an internet connection. A great benefit of using these non-government resources is you can access anyone else traffic citation records or driving records as they are all public record. You will only be able to reference your own driving record from a motor vehicle dept. or other government agency. Maybe you want to verify the neighborhood parent that carpools the kids to school doesn’t have a speeding ticket or a DUI.  Perhaps there is a rideshare co-worker that you want to verify their driving history to make sure your commute to work is as safe as possible.

What is A Traffic Citation

A traffic citation is often known as a traffic ticket. Traffic citations are legal notices given out by a jurisdiction’s presiding law enforcement. For the United States, this can include city police, whether by patrolmen or law enforcement assigned specifically to check for stopped violations like illegally parking in a handicapped spot or a car parked too long at a paid meter, which has run out of time. Patrolmen often stop people for moving violations like speeding, running stop signs, failure to yield or even a variety of citations for car accidents. Highway patrolmen usually check for people speeding to issue them tickets, and the state and county and city police have the authority to issue traffic tickets for violations too.

Traffic Citation SearchThe Result of Guilt for a Traffic Citation

It is always important to remember traffic citations are like any penal code violations. A motorist is simply being formally accused, and the motorist is innocent until proven guilty. Usually, a motorist will not dispute the citation. There is usually no point in it. In some instances and jurisdictions, a fine is given by the law enforcement agency issuing the citation, and the fine can be paid without even going to court, unless the motorist disputes the citation. The other jurisdictions, which issue the citations, are simply issuing them as a summons to go to a special court just for traffic. Next, the traffic court judge will determine guilt. Most people can safely bet on being found guilty, and they can also expect on having a fine issued as well. Failure to the pay the fine usually results a civil suit to get the money or in a warrant of arrest for contempt of court, which will also cost more money and possibly a short stay in jail. It’s important to verify your traffic records if you’ve received a citation. Perform a traffic citation search on yourself to verify it’s accurate. The easiest way to lookup traffic violations is by name and not the license plate number of the vehicle.

Traffic Citation Codes

The point of having so many laws resulting in fines is to get revenue for the jurisdiction. State agencies maintain that traffic ticketing is to make people comply with relevant traffic laws and driver and passenger safety. There are however billions of dollars a year generated by traffic citations, and the majority of citations come from speeding tickets. Of all the citations written, there are around 40 million speeding tickets issued annually. The revenue from these citations fund a number of programs that are dedicated to creating safer driving environments for a growing population of drivers.

The Most Common Traffic Citations

  • Red Light Tickets
  • Running a Stop Sign
  • DUIs / DWIs
  • Speeding Traffic Citations
  • Driving Faster Than Road Conditions Allow
  • Failure To Use The Turn Signals
  • Not Yielding To Pedestrians or Right Away
  • Driving With Expired Registration
  • Driving Without A Valid Driver’s License

National Traffic Citation Statistics

Traffic Citation Statistics

Traffic Tickets in The United States

Drunk Driving Statistics

Traffic Citation Search - Questions & Answers

How Do I Find Out How Much I Owe in Traffic Tickets?

Fining out how much you owe in traffic tickets is relatively easy. Contact the county traffic courthouse in the county where your traffic tickets were issued to you and inquire with the clerk of the court. They will be able to let you know how much you owe in traffic tickets and any additional fines or fees.

What are the most common types of traffic citations?

The most common types of traffic citations are typically for speeding and running a red light. This of course depends on what state the traffic citations were issued and if it was a highway traffic citation or a city street traffic citation

Is a parking ticket considered a traffic citation?

A traffic ticket is considered a citation but not a traffic citation or moving violation. They don't usually carry the same penalties unless you illegally park in the red, in front of a fire hydrant or in a disabled parking spot without a placard

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  1. Eric says:

    I’m from Rhode Island I got tickets in nyc and a speeding ticket in mass I don’t have the tickets so don’t know who to go to resolve this issue my lic in Rhode Island is suspended because of it

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Below are some easy to follow instructions on how to resolve your out of state speeding tickets with the NYC DMV and the Mass RMV.

      How to Resolve a NYC Speeding Ticket

      To resolve or pay your NYC speeding ticket you can visit the New York DMV website and plead or pay your speeding ticket online. You can lookup your speeding ticket by your ticket number or your driver information. You can also visit a TVB office to plead your case or pay your NYC speeding ticket in person.

      How to Resolve a Massachusetts Speeding Ticket

      Visit the website and you can pay your speeding ticket online withing the first 20 days of issuance. After that your driver’s license may be suspended and you will need to call the Mass RMV to find out how to proceed. The Mass RMV phone number is 800-858-3926

  2. Lawrence dawkins says:

    Do i have citation ?

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Lawrence, we can certainly assist you with a Traffic citation search. We will need your full name, state of residence and age to properly lookup your traffic violations. See below for some of the common traffic citations we have in our driving records database.

      Common Traffic Citations

      • Speeding citations
      • Red Light citations
      • Not signaling
      • Talking on the phone
      • Not wearing a seatbelt
      • Expired registration
      • Carpool violations
      • Not yielding to pedestrians
      • Driving under the influence
      • Passing vehicles illegally

  3. Melissia Bolyer says:

    I got a speeding ticket and some how i lost the ticket..well I’ve missed my court date and now my licenses are suspended bit im going today to pay fines and get licenses straight but they are saying i was in a school zone and i know i wasn’t i wished i had my ticket the trooper wrote me that night how would i go about getting a copy of thst ticket

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      How To Get a Copy of a Traffic Citation

      If you have a lost traffic citation you will typically need to contact the state or county agency that issued you the traffic citation. You will need to provide them with your full name and driver’s license number to find your lost traffic citation.

  4. Darryl Pierce says:

    How can I find out how much I owe on traffic tickets in liberty county texas without having to go to court just pay them and be done with it already.

  5. Anthony Sam Ladd says:

    i have a situation until where someone used my name and got a traffic ticket in NY. whick has caused my drivers license to be suspended. can you please tell me how much is that traffic ticket? so, i can get it taking care of and get my license back

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Anthony, we do not have a direct affiliation with the NY DMV or any issuing traffic citation law enforcement agency. You will need to reach out to one, or both of these independently. You may also want to consult with legal counsel to inquire about your rights in this situation where you were falsely identified as the driver for this New York traffic violation

  6. Donald Howard and Pamela Moodà says:

    My friend Pamela Ann Mood recently moved in reno Nevada and had a parking ticket and also a speeding ticket and lost copies of both. How do we obtain copies? And then pay the two tickets?

  7. Douglas Gantt says:

    Just trying to find out how to get and handle my tickets without going to court

  8. Humberto Torres says:


  9. Dominic Ebert says:

    My license was suspended and I only have the citation number with no idea of what state it was issued in or when. How can I resolve this? I contacted the New Mexico mvd where I live and they could only give me the citation number.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      How to pay a traffic citation in New Mexico

      You can pay you New Mexico traffic citation by visiting a New Mexico MVD express location. You can schedule an appointment or visit a branch in person. You will need to have you payment available and your driver’s license. You can also call the MVD directly @ 505-226-9333 for more information

  10. Gloria Hernandez says:

    I got a red light ticket photo I miss placed it and can\’t find it can you help I just got through with radiation and chemo treatments please help I got it in commerce

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Gloria, you will need to contact the traffic citation issuing agency in the state you received a red light ticket in. You can typically pay your fine online and request a copy of a traffic citation if you’ve lost yours. In California you can visit the California court website to pay a traffic fine and fees associated with late payments

  11. Flor Broomfield says:

    I Would like to know how much I traffic ticket is

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Flor, you will need to contact the issuing traffic citation agency or your local DMV for more information about your traffic fines

  12. Katrina Montano says:

    I have a very old dui. How do I take care of it?

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Katrina, you will need to contact the courthouse clerk where your DUI case was processed and find out from them what is needed to get that DUI off your driving record.

  13. paul siano says:

    need to find out trffic citation for aug 31 2016 for commercial truck plate NOt82248

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Paul, unfortunately we cannot lookup traffic citations by license plate number. If you provide us with your full name, age and state of residency we can search for your traffic citations that way.

  14. Albert Rintrona says:

    Please check violation A8EMFME was paid

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Albert, you will need to contact the issuing law enforcement agency or the toll road company that issued the traffic citation. We are happy to help you lookup a traffic citation however we do not have the ability to see if a traffic citation was paid or not

  15. Anel Carbajal says:

    hello, i am trying to see if my parking tickets payment was received, and if so how can i check?

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Anel, to find out if your parking payment has been received you will need to contact the parking authority or relevant police department about that. We are happy to run a traffic citation search for you as we are a public record website however we do not have any affiliation with any government agency or parking authority.

  16. Melody mackeil says:

    Trying to get my old tickets

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Melody, if you give us your full name and age and state of residence we are happy to help you lookup your traffic citation records

  17. Damian lucas brown says:

    Trying to get my lincense back, paid my ticket but need the correct cr 2013 number to be faxed, how do I get the correct full number to be faxed to dmv

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Damian, if you can provide us with your full name and the state of incidence, where you received your traffic citation we can look this up however we can only provide you with the traffic citation information and you will need to contact the DMV to fix this issue. It’s unclear what has happened but we can certainly help you run a traffic citation search

  18. Thad Reimer says:

    I want to look up any speeding ticket violations that was issued this year.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Thad, we can certainly help you out with a traffic citation search but we’ll need to know what state you live in and your full name and age to continue

  19. Joseph Bush says:

    I recieved a notice that my driving privilege will be suspended 05/03/2020. i live in new jersey and have not been in north carolina in twenty years. the violation date is 2019-11-14 i have a copy of my time clock from my employer Cape may county board of elections i can fax or email to prove i was not in your state any help that can be supplied would be greatly appreciated

    citation numbers
    customer number

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Joseph, you will want to reach out to the New Jersey Municipal Ticket website and/or call the phone number on the notice you received. There are errors that occur with their automated system from time to time. If this was a red-light or toll-road violation there should be a picture associated with the traffic citation as well. Unfortunately we cannot directly assist you with your NJ traffic citation as we are a public record website that is not associated with the state of New Jersey.

  20. Ronald hubbard says:

    I like to know how much I owe in citation tickets

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Ronald, the best way to find out how much you owe in traffic citations, and any additional fines or fees, is to contact the county traffic courthouse where your traffic citations were issued to you and inquire with the clerk of the court.

  21. Mindy white says:

    I need to report a black Escalade ehn 767 for erratic driving, all over the highway.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      To report a reckless driver you will want to contact your local police or highway patrol. If you can let us know what city and state you live in we can assist you with the correct law enforcement agency near you.

  22. Chris says:

    How is this “Free” when you want 3-30$?

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      We are happy to run a Free Traffic Citation Search for you. Please provide us with your full name and state of residency and we’ll gladly run your driving record to see what traffic citations you have. Below is a link to our 5 Day Free Trial for your convenience.

      Click Here to Try our Free 5 Day Trial where you can perform unlimited traffic citation searches

  23. Yanira Camargo says:

    I received a Traffic Ticket but I didn’t have a id so I didn’t give him no id # and now I lost the actual ticket and I’m trying 2 find it 2 pay it online but can’t cuz my options r 2 enter my Id or ticket #?! I need help!?

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Your best bet is to contact the law enforcement agency that issued you the traffic citation. If you cannot remember then you should contact the county traffic courthouse in the county you were given the traffic ticket

  24. Doris Wesg says:

    I cant afford to pay surchages ,I paid off bothe citataions after gong to court and not being found guilty . I need my driving licence in ordsr to work.
    Ps. I believe that this should be called thw state of Screwing people over and not informing thwm that if get a traffic citaion you are going to pay for it regardless of paying off sad tickets,you have to bleed more money to them without notice !
    Where is all that money going? Not on schools ,parks or the needy,oh correction those that benefit drom this illegal robbery the ones while the little person suffers dearly

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      That sounds like a most unfortunate situation with your Traffic Citations. Is there something in particular we can assist you with?

  25. Diana says:

    I got a speeding ticket in La. and I accidentally gave the officer the wrong registration, for a car I had recently sold. It was the same make and model, but different year. I tried to give him the correct registration, but he told me to get back in my car. So this ticket has the wrong year of make and VIN. Is this ticket still valid, or can I get it thrown out? I have not been able to find the law on this.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      You will most likely still be liable for the traffic citation. Your best chance to have it thrown out is to get in front of a judge and explain your case and how you received a speeding ticket with the wrong registration. When it comes to California traffic laws, the traffic citation is attached to the individual and not the vehicle.

  26. Joseph C. Odom ll says:

    Between the year 2006 – 2008 I was traveling to New York from Washington D.C. with familyand friends.
    My car broke down on the side of the road. While waiting for help New Jersey police approach my car. Then asked us to step out & they searched us (3 adults & 1 minor). Then search my car my cousin had a beer in the back in a bag with him unopened & told the officer it was he’s. But the officer gave me the ticket because my cousin was disabled (paralyzed from the waist down). Im not mad just want to take care of this matter so i can move on. I am no longer a resident of Washington D.C. as of 2008 I’ve relocated to the southern region of the U.S.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      That sounds like an unfortunate situation but unfortunately we cannot assist you directly with taking care of this traffic citation. You will want to contact the New York county traffic courthouse and talk to the court clerk to see how you can pay the fines for this citation. Below is a link for your convenience.

      Free New York Traffic Court Finder

  27. Roland Llulla says:

    My name is Roland I got a ticket for littering and no tdo cart and then I’m going to court the disputed. want me to pay $260 for the dod card the court time could officer give me the ticket I can find it now don’t want me to pay under $160

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      If you are talking about littering while driving and you were issued a ticket because of such then you will have to take this up with either the police department or the county court.

Author: squarryadministrator
Last Updated: 2016-03-18

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