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 (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.