Speeding tickets are an inevitable fact of life for many people. They can be costly and quite inconvenient, but are not the end of the world. Many courts now allow a defendant to pay speeding tickets online, which makes the entire citation process much easier and less stressful.
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Contact the court in question to see if paying your ticket online is an option. Many courts now offer the online payment method, so ask for a link or website that will allow you to access the court’s online payment system.
Open an Internet browser and put in the website that the court gave you. Hit the Enter key and wait for the site to load. You should see information regarding the court come up on the screen and a place to pay your ticket online.
Read over the website and observe what it states about speeding tickets. It may give you information about any additional processing fees that may apply or how the points associated with your speeding ticket will affect your driver’s license. If it does not state this, or you have any questions, then contact the court and discuss this before paying your fine.
Input all of the information from your ticket into the online system. It will most likely ask you for your name, ticket number, birth date, address, driver’s license number and Social Security Number. Click on the button that will allow you to process the information.
Wait for the payment screen to load, and put in your credit card or current account information. Be sure that you put in all of the correct information and payment amount, and click the button to process the payment.
Look for a confirmation number. Most online court payment systems will give you a receipt or confirmation code to prove that your payment was correctly processed. If you have been asked for an e-mail address, the payment confirmation will most likely be e-mailed to you as well.
Contact the courts approximately a week after you’ve made your payment to verify that your ticket was processed correctly. You can follow up with the courts at this time with any final questions or concerns that you might have.
Tips and warnings
- Have all of your information handy when you try and make your payment. It is much simpler to take care of your violation when you have all of your information with you.
- Do not try and pay your ticket late. If you miss your arraignment date the courts can issue a warrant for your arrest.