Can you pay traffic fines at the New York City DMV?


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The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles handles non-criminal traffic tickets issued within New York City. Drivers can pay their tickets or request a hearing to contest charges online, by postal mail and in person, according to the New York State DMV website.

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Drivers who choose to plead guilty through the New York DMV's Traffic Violations Bureau can pay their fines and applicable surcharges by credit card.

To handle by mail, drivers send their tickets and payment, if pleading guilty, to the Traffic Violations Plea Bureau, P.O. Box 2950-ESP, Albany, New York, 12220-0950.

Citizens can deal with ticket matters at any bureau office, including eight in New York City. As of April 2015, office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, except Thursday, when offices close at 6 p.m.

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