How Soon Do You Need to Pay Your Speeding Ticket?

The response due date of a speeding ticket varies depending on the state and district the ticket was issued in, but the time allotment is usually around 10 to 21 days, according to the DMV. The due date is listed on the ticket.

There are three possible plea responses for a speeding ticket, states the DMV. Individuals can plead guilty or plead guilty with an explanation and pay the fine by the listed due date. Alternatively, individuals can choose to plead not guilty and schedule a court date prior to the response due date. Failure to respond to a speeding ticket by the listed due date usually results in a suspended license.