What is a traffic ticket number?


Quick Answer

Traffic ticket numbers are used by jurisdictions to find outstanding tickets and allow citizens to pay fines for them online, states Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Most offenses appear online seven to 21 days after the issuing police agency enters it into the system.

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The state of New York requires citizens to type in their license number, ticket numbers and last four digits of their Social Security number to see all of their outstanding violations. For people who lose their traffic ticket and need to pay it, most jurisdictions can help them find it using their name, license number and the date the ticket was issued, states DMV.org.

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