How to plead to or pay New York City (NYC) 'TVB' traffic tickets

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New York City tickets

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:

  • Parking
  • 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.


Traffic Violations Bureau Live Chat

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 contacting the correct court. The DMV does not handle red light camera tickets or parking violation tickets. Ticketing systems cannot accept a guilty plea or process payments via live chat.