Tickets, Points and Penalties

Tickets


Issued in New York City (Traffic Violations Bureau)

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. 

 

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

 

Traffic Violations Bureau Live Chat

Did you receive a moving violation ticket within the five boroughs of New York City? Get your questions answered by a live agent! Live chat is available Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note: We can only answer questions for non-criminal moving traffic violations issued in the five boroughs of New York City. The DMV does not handle red light camera tickets or parking violation tickets. Ticketing systems is not able to process payments via live chat.


 

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

  

Points

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

 

Penalties

 

Safety and Business Hearings

 

Restore license or driving privilege

 

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