Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau - Closing Information

Due to a change in the law, the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau office is permanently closed as of April 21, 2018.  This changes where and how motorists answer moving violation tickets issued in the City of Rochester.

 

Answering your traffic ticket


Traffic tickets issued prior to April 21, 2018

If a traffic ticket is issued prior to 4/21/18 and is returnable to the NYS DMV Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB), you may answer the ticket and enter your plea with the Rochester TVB prior to 4/21/18. Failure to answer your ticket in a timely manner may result in your license or privilege to drive in New York State being suspended and a suspension termination fee may be due regardless of the final disposition of the ticket.

If you do not answer the ticket with NYS DMV, on 4/21/18 any unanswered tickets will be transferred to the new city agency, the Rochester Traffic Violations Agency (RTVA). If your license or privilege was suspended for failure to answer your traffic ticket, you are still required to pay the Traffic Violation Bureau any suspension termination fees required to clear the suspension.

To enter your plea or make a payment for your Rochester TVB ticket, please contact:

Online:
https://transact2.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay/

In person:
Any Traffic Violations Bureau. For office locations visit:
http://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/find-tvb-office-locations

By mail:

Traffic Violations Division Plea Unit
PO Box 2950-ESP
Albany, NY  12220-0950

By phone:
(518) 474-0941


Traffic tickets issued on or after April 21, 2018 

If a traffic ticket is issued on or after 4/21/18 and is returnable to the new city agency, the Rochester Traffic Violations Agency (RTVA), you must answer the ticket with the RTVA.  If you do not answer the ticket, your license or privilege to drive in New York State may be suspended and a suspension termination fee may be due regardless of the final disposition of the ticket.

Traffic tickets issued on or after 4/21/18 must be answered to the:

Rochester Traffic Violations Agency
200 East Main Street, Suite B-002
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-428-6555

Additional Information


What if I am suspended for a Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau ticket?

If you are suspended for failure to answer a NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau ticket issued in Rochester prior to April 21, 2018, please contact the NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau by one of the methods above for more information about paying your suspension termination fee.

 

What if I have already been found guilty and still owe the amount due?

Contact the NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau by one of the methods listed above to pay any amount due.

 

What if I am default convicted of a Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau ticket?

If you are convicted by default for failing to answer a Traffic Violations Bureau ticket issued in Rochester prior to April 21, 2018 and you have a valid excuse for not answering the ticket, you may submit an Application to Reopen Default Conviction (AA-3.3) to request to have the ticket reopened.  You may contact the NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau for more information or you may download the application at: http://dmv.ny.gov/forms/aa3.3.pdf.

 

Can I appeal a conviction from a Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau ticket?

If you are convicted of a violation at a hearing conducted in the Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau prior to April 21, 2018, you may appeal the conviction to the NYS DMV Appeals Board within 30 days of the conviction or hearing date.  You may contact the NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau for more information or you may download the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) Appeals Form (AA-33) application and instructions at: http://dmv.ny.gov/forms/aa33.pdf.

 

I received a notice that my ticket was transferred to a different court. What does this mean?

As of April 21, 2018, a ticket that was answerable to the Rochester Traffic Violations Bureau is now answerable to the Rochester Traffic Violations Agency (RTVA).  You will receive notification from that court as to an appearance date.  If you have any questions you may contact that court at the address listed above.

 

The address on my ticket is incorrect, how do I update my address information?

You may contact the NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau at (518) 474-0941 to update your address.