Tickets, Points and Penalties
Tickets Issued in New York City
Traffic Violations Bureau
All non-criminal traffic violation tickets issued in the 5 boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) are adjudicated by the Department of Motor Vehicles Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB).
TVB does not handle tickets returnable to local courts or the following violation types:
Red light camera
Misdemeanor or Felony offenses (for example, DWI)
The Traffic Violations Bureau does not adjudicate tickets outside of New York City. See information about tickets received outside of New York City.
Important: You are not required to appear in person at your TVB hearing
For a hearing, follow these steps:
Step 1: Schedule your hearing
Step 2: Complete a Statement In Place of Personal Appearance
Step 3: The judge will hold the hearing and you will be notified of the decision by email at the address you provided
Did you receive a moving violation ticket within the state of New York? Get your questions answered by a live agent! Live chat is available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note: We can only answer questions for non-criminal moving violations issued within the 5 boroughs of NYC. For tickets received outside of the 5 boroughs of NYC, we can provide guidance on how to contact the correct court. The DMV does not handle red light camera tickets or parking violation tickets. Ticketing systems is not able to accept a guilty plea or process payments via live chat.
Tickets Issued Outside of New York City
Traffic tickets that are issued outside of New York City are processed in the criminal or traffic court of the city, county, town or village where the alleged offense took place. To answer these types of traffic tickets, contact the court directly.
DMV does not handle parking violations or regulate parking. If you receive a parking ticket, you must respond to the locality where it was issued. Do not contact DMV.
If you fail to answer parking tickets, the locality can notify the DMV, which can prevent the renewal of your vehicle registration or suspend your vehicle registration.
The Driver Violation Point System gives the New York State DMV a way to identify and take action against high risk drivers.