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How do you pay a traffic citation?

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You can pay a traffic citation by phone, by mail or in person. You can also make your payment online. However, for this option, you have to wait until the citation is entered into the online system.

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You can pay a traffic citation over the phone by calling the city’s parking citation section or county court. For this payment option, you need to have your credit card and citation number. Some counties charge a convenience fee for this method.

You can also make your payment by mail with a check, money order or credit card. The citation notice must be included with the check. Checks and money orders issued by foreign banks are not acceptable for mailing, nor is cash. You can pay a traffic citation in person with cash, money order, debit/credit card or money order.

To pay a traffic citation online, you need to have your credit card information and traffic citation number. If you do not have your citation number, you can contact a customer service representative to retrieve it. There might be an additional fee for using this payment option.

The city’s system takes a few hours to update. The court’s online system often takes longer. You have to wait until the citation is available on the online system before you can make a payment through the Internet. You can also use the online system to sign up for traffic school.

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