If you get a speeding ticket, you’ll most likely want to plead guilty and pay for it. However, that process will look different depending on where you were speeding: in any of New York City’s five boroughs or outside of NYC.
Tickets in New York City
You can pay NYC tickets online through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Traffic Violations Bureau (TBV), accessible at https://dmv.ny.gov/how-pay-driver-responsibility-assessment. However, the TBV does not handle the following:
For speeding tickets you want to fight, you don’t have to appear in person at the hearing. Instead, you can submit a digital statement. Learn more at https://nysdmv.custhelp.com/app/vo/sipopa?_ga=2.236146945.1635631899.1688563574-1904031508.1688563574.
After the hearing, you’ll receive the court’s decision via email.
If you want to appeal a conviction, you can do so within 30 days by paying a $10 appeal fee and completing an online form at https://transact2.dmv.ny.gov/WebAppeals/?_ga=2.71350419.1635631899.1688563574-1904031508.1688563574.
Or you can appeal via mail by sending payment and the form to the below address:
- DMV Appeals Board
- P.O. Box 2935
- Albany, NY 12220-0935
Again, you’ll receive a letter with your appeal status.
Tickets Outside of New York City
For violations that occur outside of NYC, you’ll pay your ticket or file an appeal with the local court of the village, county, city, or town in which you were ticketed. You can find the local court at https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/.
Make sure to respond to your ticket, whether that’s with a guilty, not guilty, or no contest plea. If you ignore it, the state will suspend your driver’s license, and you’ll have to pay $70 to end the suspension, plus the ticket fee. You could also face higher auto insurance costs. Learn how a license suspension affects insurance.