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In-person hearings for parking tickets and camera violations have resumed. However, in-person parking ticket and camera violation hearings for commercial vehicles remain suspended at this time.

The 30-day period to pay or dispute camera violations has resumed. If you do not take action within 30 days, a $25 penalty may be added to your violation.

No additional penalties have been added to any unpaid non-judgment parking ticket since March 22, 2020 and until further notice. Tickets that were in judgment prior to March 22, 2020, will continue to incur interest.

Any New Yorker under isolation who has received a ticket can request a hearing with the Department of Finance and should provide medical documentation or testimony, which will be taken into consideration when their case is reviewed.

You can look up information about parking tickets or camera violations you received if they are in the Department of Finance’s system.

You can use the parking or camera violation online lookup to find out:

  • How many unpaid violations you have on your registered vehicles
  • How much you owe
  • Whether a ticket is in judgment
  • If your vehicle may be booted or towed due to judgment debt
  • Payment status
  • Hearing or appeal status

Parking ticket information is generally available in the Department of Finance's online system within a certain timeframe, depending on the type of ticket.

  • Computer-printed ticket: within 5 business days
  • Handwritten ticket: within 10 to 14 days

Bus lane, red light, and speed camera violations are generally available in the system within 3 to 4 weeks of the date of the Notice of Liability (NOL). 

What You Need

To look up a parking ticket or camera violation, you need the 10-digit ticket or NOL number. If you don’t have the number, you can look up the status by providing:

  • Your license plate number
  • The state that issued your license plate
  • The type of plate, such as passenger, commercial, or vanity

If you don't know your license plate number or your ticket or NOL number, 311 can look it up for you.

Call 311 for status.

Payments aren't immediately reflected in DOF’s system. Depending on how you paid, it may take up to two weeks.

Payment Method
Post Date
2 to 4 business days
Mobile App
2 to 4 business days
Up to 2 weeks
DOF Business Center
2 or more business days

If it’s been more than the normal processing time and the payment still isn’t showing up in the system, you can ask DOF to investigate.

Call 311 if you need more help.

Payer Information

For privacy and security reasons, the Department of Finance can't provide information about individuals who submitted a payment for a parking ticket or camera violation. If the vehicle is rented or leased contact the rental company or lease holder to determine if they made the payment.

After your request is submitted, a hearing will be held within 14 to 45 days. You will be sent a copy of the administrative law judge's decision after the hearing. For in-person hearings, you get the decision at the conclusion of the hearing.

If you requested a hearing online or by app, you will be emailed the decision about 2 weeks after the hearing to the email address you provided in your request. The email will be from If you don’t see the email, check your junk and/or spam folder.  Please note this is an outgoing email address, any emails sent to this address will not be received or responded to.

If you requested a hearing by mail, the decision will be mailed about 10 days after the hearing to the address you provided with your defense or the address where the vehicle is registered.

If it's been more than the normal timeframe and you haven't received a decision, you should check the status of your violation. If there's no information available in the system, you can request the status from the Department of Finance.

Call 311 if you need more help.

If you indicated that you wanted an in-person appeal on your appeal request application and you are granted the appeal, you will receive a letter with the date and time of the hearing in about 30 days. Approximately 2 weeks after the hearing, you will get the decision by mail.

By mail appeals will have a decision sent approximately 2 weeks after the appeal decision has been made.

If it's been more than the normal timeframe and you haven't receive the decision letter yet, check the status of your violation. If there isn't any information available in the system, you can request status from the Department of Finance.

Call 311 if you need more help.

Parking ticket information is available online within five business days of the date of the violation. If the ticket was handwritten and not computer-generated, it will usually take about 10 to 14 days, but could take longer. 

Bus lane and red light camera Notices of Liability (NOL) are mailed about 30 days after the violation occurred. Speed camera NOLs are mailed in about 14 days.

You don't need to wait until the ticket or violation has been entered into the system to pay or dispute it. If the violation isn't in the system yet, you won't be able to view a digital copy, but you can still pay it or fight it through any payment or dispute method. If you are paying online or using the app, make sure you type in the correct ticket or NOL number and the amount you want to pay (partial or total).

Violations Older Than a Year

One year after a parking ticket or camera violation has been paid or dismissed, the ticket information is archived and will no longer be available online.

If a parking ticket isn't paid, it will go into judgment about 100 days after it was issued, a camera violation will go into judgment about 75 days after it was issued. If an unpaid violation doesn't go into default judgment within 2 years and 3 months (a total of 27 months) from the date it was issued, the violation is eliminated from the system, written off by DOF, and no longer the responsibility of the vehicle owner.

Traffic Violations

Traffic violations (moving violations) won't appear in the Department of Finance's system. You need to pay or dispute them with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

For more information about moving violations, visit the Traffic Ticket page.