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Department of Motor Vehicles

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
Speed 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

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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. 

Parking Tickets

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.


See a List of Parking Scofflaw Jurisdictions


The Driver Violation Point System gives the New York State DMV a way to identify and take action against high risk drivers.