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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.

2.  Pay by phone:

  • For SAFE SPEED TICKETS call 1-866-818-3844 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.

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:

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:

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.


Contact  Safe Speed

Contact  Red Light Enforcement

Traffic Ticket Issued by Officer:

See District Court of Maryland Traffic Citation page for more information.



Montgomery County Department of Police · J. Thomas Manger, Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000
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