How can a New York City traffic ticket be checked online?


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New York City traffic tickets can be checked online at the city's NYCServ eService Center website. A "Search or Pay For" drop-down requester lets visitors choose from "Parking / Camera Violations," "Check Parking Ticket Status," "Locate Towed Vehicle" or "Plate Number." If the individual who received the notice of liability, or NOL, wishes to dispute the ticket, the eService Center page can be used to request a parking or camera violation "hearing by web," as stated by the NYCServ website.

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How can a New York City traffic ticket be checked online?
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Searches for New York City traffic violations can be performed online by entering the NOL, ticket number or vehicle plate number. The NYCServ website can display samples of parking tickets, and violations for red light, bus lane or speed cameras. The samples outline where the correct summons number or NOL can be found.

Traffic violations and parking tickets can be paid through the NYCServ website by MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Electronic check payments can also be made. As of 2015, a convenience fee of 2.49 percent of the fine is applied to all online payment transactions, as advised by the NYCServ website. Although the website will let visitors look up the status of a towed vehicle, payments for parking violations that resulted in a towing can not be made online. The owner of the towed vehicle must go in person to a New York City Borough Payment and Adjudication Center or report to a city marshal to process the paperwork required to retake possession.

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