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How To - Pay a Ticket

Red Light or Safe Speed Camera Tickets:

ticket issued through Montgomery County’s automated traffic enforcement program is a civil violation similar to a parking violation.  You may pay the fine, which is an admission of guilt, or you may request a hearing.  According to Maryland State law, the registered vehicle owner is responsible for the citation.

To pay the fine:

1.  Click here to pay online via credit card (Mastercard and Visa)

.2.  Pay by phone:

  • For SAFE SPEED TICKETS call 866-579-5742 and follow the automated prompts.  Please have your ticket number and credit card ready.

  • For RED LIGHT TICKETS call 1-866-579-5742 and follow the automated prompts.  Please have your ticket number and credit card ready.

  • For Cross Safe- School Bus Tickets 1-877-504-7080 –8:00-5:00 m-f – you may have to leave a message and they will return your call.

3.  Pay by mail:

Check or money order should be made payable to Montgomery County.  Mail your payment and remittance stub to:

Automated Traffic Enforcement
P.O. Box 10549
Rockville, Maryland 20849

Write the citation number and license plate number on your check or money order TO ENSURE PROPER CREDIT.  Returned checks are subject to electronic redeposit for the face amount and a returned check fee of $35.00.  DO NOT SEND CASH.

4.  Pay in person (2 locations):

Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

4040 Blackburn Lane, Suite 200, Burtonsville

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

255 Rockville Pike, Suite L15, Rockville (Entrance on Monroe Street)

To request a court date for Red Light or Safe Speed Camera Tickets :

At least five (5) days prior to the due date on citation, you must request court by mailing in the bottom portion of the citation to:

Automated Traffic Enforcement
Post Office Box 10549
Rockville, Maryland 20849

For a SAFE SPEED ticket:  If you want to request the speed monitoring system operator be present and testify at the hearing, you are required to submit a separate request in writing no later than twenty (20) days before your scheduled hearing date.
Please include the citation number on your request. Send this correspondence in an envelope marked “Operator Request” to: P.O. Box 10549, Rockville, MD 20849.


If you were not driving the vehicle – For Red-light and Cross Safe/Bus:

If you, as the registered owner, were not operating the vehicle at the time of the infraction and choose to identify the person who was, you shall provide to the District Court a sworn to and affirmed statement by certified mail. Your statement must swear and affirm that the person named in the citation was not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation and include any other corroborating evidence. All requests must be received no later than thirty (30) days after the mail date of the citation. Send your request in an envelope clearly marked “Transfer of Liability” to: Automated Traffic Enforcement Unit, P.O. Box 10314, Gaithersburg, MD 20898.

If you were not driving the vehicle for Safe Speed

If you were not the driver, in order to prove that you were not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation, in addition to your testimony at trial, the law requires you to provide a letter to the District Court that states that the person named in the citation was not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. The letter must be: (1) sworn to or affirmed by you and (2) mailed by certified mail receipt requested. Include in the letter all corroborating evidence. Send your letter in an envelope marked “SPEED CAMERA-NOT THE DRIVER” to: Montgomery County PO Box 10314, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-0314. 

Questions?

Contact:  Safe Speed

Contact:  Red Light Enforcement

Contact:  Bus Safet

  1. Cross Safe- School Bus Tickets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A ticket issued through Montgomery County’s automated traffic enforcement program is a civil violation similar to a parking violation.  You may pay the fine, which is an admission of guilt, or you may request a hearing.  According to Maryland State law, the registered vehicle owner is responsible for the citation.
    1. Pay by Phone – 1-877-504-7080 –8:00-5:00 m-f – you may have to leave a message and they will return your call.
    2. Pay in person – Montgomery County Div. of Finance - 255 Rockville Pike Suite L-15 Rockville MD 20850 ( entrance on Monroe St)
    3. Pay by Mail- Montgomery County, MD

        School Bus Safety Camera Program

        PO Box 826993

        Philadelphia, PA 19182-6993

Write the citation number and license plate number on your check or money order TO ENSURE PROPER CREDIT.  Returned checks are subject to electronic redeposit for the face amount and a returned check fee of $35.00.  DO NOT SEND CASH.

d. Pay by web- www.alertbus.com – (use Google or Mozilla) – accepts Visa/Mastercard/Discover

To request a court date for Cross Safe/Bus Adding  Mailed to: School Bus Safety Camera Program PO Box 1310, Newington, VA 22122

Traffic Ticket Issued by Officer:

See District Court of Maryland Traffic Citation page for more information

 

Montgomery County Department of Police · Russell E. Hamill , Acting Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000
 
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