How to File an Online Appeal of a TVB Traffic Ticket Conviction and/or Penalty
To make sure you are eligible for this transaction, read the information on this page.
When you are ready to begin this transaction, use the "Go to Transaction" link at the bottom of the page.
1. Determine if you are eligible:
- You can only use this transaction to file an appeal for a recent traffic conviction or penalty that occurred in the NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB). The front of the traffic ticket must display the words "Traffic Violations Bureau" at the bottom. If the traffic ticket does not display the words "Traffic Violations Bureau," you cannot use this transaction to file an appeal. If you need help, see the sample tickets.
- The TVB only processes traffic tickets issued in the five boroughs of New York City, parts of Suffolk County (with a violation date prior to April 1, 2013), and the cities of Buffalo and Rochester for non-criminal moving traffic violations.
- The TVB does not process, and you cannot file an appeal with the DMV for, any conviction or penalty that occurred in a local court or that resulted from a parking ticket or a criminal violation.
- You cannot use this transaction to appeal any DMV determination other than a TVB traffic conviction or penalty.
- To use this transaction, a TVB conviction after a hearing or plea must have occurred within the last 30 days. You cannot appeal a conviction or penalty if more than 30 days have passed since the date of the conviction (except in the case of a default conviction).
- For default convictions, you can appeal the denial of your application to reopen the default conviction only after your form AA-3.3 (Application to Reopen a Default Conviction) has been denied by the DMV TVB Default Unit.
- You cannot use this transaction to enter a plea, schedule a hearing or make a payment for a TVB traffic ticket. You cannot use this transaction to print a substitute TVB traffic ticket.
- If you are not eligible to file an appeal online, you can file an appeal by mail:
- To appeal an eligible TVB traffic conviction by mail, use form AA-33 (Traffic Violations Bureau Appeal Form).
- To appeal a DMV determination other than a TVB conviction or penalty by mail, use form AA-33A (Appeal Form)
2. Determine what you must have and what you need to know:
To file an appeal online, your web browser must permit cookies.
To file an appeal online, you must have the following items or information:
- The traffic ticket number. You must file a separate appeal for each separate TVB traffic ticket conviction.
- Your Client ID Number from your NYS DMV driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card. If you do not have a NYS DMV Client ID Number, you must provide your name, your date of birth, and your gender as they appear on the traffic ticket.
- A valid e-mail address so the DMV can send you confirmation of your transaction. Your e-mail program must be able to receive e-mail from addresses that include the domain: dmv.ny.gov.
- Your complete name and mailing address.
- The name and mailing address of your attorney, if an attorney will represent you in the appeal.
- A written Appeal Argument that explains the valid reasons for your appeal. You must enter your Appeal Argument using your computer during the transaction.
- If you request a stay of a suspension or revocation that resulted from the conviction, you must enter a written Stay Argument. The Stay Argument must explain the reasons why you need a stay. You must enter your Stay Argument using your computer during the transaction. Filing an appeal does not change your obligation to pay the fine, surcharge, or other fees. The DMV will not grant a stay of a suspension for failure to pay a fine, surcharge or suspension termination fee.
- A credit card or a debit card that the DMV accepts to pay the mandatory, non-refundable $10 appeal fee.
- A pen or a pencil and a piece of paper, or a printer, to record your Confirmation Number.
When you use this transaction, you need to know that:
- You must file a separate appeal for each separate TVB traffic ticket conviction, even if the tickets were issued on the same day or decided at the same TVB hearing.
- Completion of this web transaction does not mean your appeal has been accepted. The DMV Appeals Board can reject your appeal if:
- Your appeal does not meet the requirements of NYS law, or
- The matter is not legally allowed to be appealed, or
- You fail to meet DMV requirements for appeals.
- The appeal fee is not refundable. Whether your appeal is rejected, or the conviction or penalty is affirmed, reversed or modified, the appeal fee cannot be refunded.
- If you have a question about this transaction, read the FAQs.
- To begin the transaction, select "Go to Transaction" below.