Tickets, Points and Penalties


Issued in New York City

DMV's Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) processes tickets for non-criminal moving traffic violations issued in the five boroughs of New York City. The DMV does not handle red light camera 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 they were 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. 




Restore license or driving privilege