In Virginia, traffic tickets may be paid in various ways. As a traffic law violator, the traffic ticket may be paid either via mail, phone, online, or in person. It must also be noted that paying varies from court to court and whether the payment is completed “Pre-court” or “Post-court”. “Pre-court” payments involve the online option and paying via mail option while “Post-court” payments involve paying after the traffic ticket violator’s trial.
Usually, traffic law violators receive a Virginia Pre-payable Offenses Information Sheet where the traffic law violator may decide to fight or not to fight his/her ticket.
Traffic ticket violators in Virginia have multiple options when paying their traffic tickets such as:
The Online Method
Paying traffic tickets in Virginia via the internet or online may be done after visiting the General District Court Online Case Information System. Upon finding the traffic violation court that covers the grounds of the court listed on the traffic law violator, the traffic law violator is required to find his/her traffic case and further proceed with the payment.
Paying via Mail
Paying for traffic tickets by mail is the simplest and oldest method of paying a traffic ticket. The traffic law violator is required to send the payment required from him/her to the presiding court that is enlisted on the traffic ticket. It must be noted that generally, courts covering the grounds of such matters in Virginia are general courts or juvenile courts. Traffic ticket violators paying by mail are advised to pay at least seven days prior to the date of the citation.
The traffic law violator is required to pay the traffic ticket by, first of all, contacting the court responsible for the case and where the case itself was heard. The traffic law violator is expected to request the clerk to provide him/her information on the amount of fine that the traffic law violator owes, the “reference case number”, and finally, the court’s mailing address. Such information may be obtained in person or via contacting the court by phone.
Furthermore, it must be noted that courts in Virginia accept the following forms of payments:
- Credit cards;
- Personal checks;
- Certified checks; and
- Money orders.
However, some courts do not accept credit card payments and hence the traffic law violator is required to inquire about the payment method prior to commencing in such payment. Moreover, the traffic law violator is subject to a 4% convenience fee from the transaction when paying via credit or debit cards.
In addition, the traffic court violator must not mail the payment of his/her ticket to the Office of the Executive Secretary for the Supreme Court of Virginia, but to the address given to him/her. Any payments made to the Office of the Executive Secretary for the Supreme Court of Virginia will be disregarded and unsuccessful.
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