Pay Your Ticket Online
Driver's License Suspended?
To request a reinstatement letter contact the CVB clerk by email
or by mail to PO BOX 124, Columbus, GA 31902.
About Your Violation Notice
A violation notice or "ticket" is issued
by a federal law enforcement officer for violations of certain federal
laws and, if occurring on federal property, certain state laws.
Violations include improper parking, illegal camping, speeding,
civil disturbances, fish and wildlife infractions, and other offenses.
Violation notices are mailed by law enforcement
to the Central Violations Bureau (CVB) for processing. CVB will
mail you a Notice to Appear in
court four (4) weeks prior to your court date. If you pay the citation
amount as indicated on the notice before the court date, the case
is closed. If you have not received a Notice to Appear within 45
days of your ticket, call CVB at 800-827-2982.
If you wish to protest your ticket and appear before
a Magistrate Judge, you must come to court at the time and date
indicated on your Notice to Appear.
Tickets are paid
directly to CVB. The District Court does not accept payment for
federal tickets. For general information regarding your ticket,
telephone CVB at 800-827-2982.
Pay your ticket on-line
or mail a check or money order to:
Central Violations Bureau
PO BOX 71363
Philadelphia, PA 19176-1363
To pay by credit card, complete the credit
card form and send to CVB by mail. Contact CVB at 800-827-2982
to pay by phone.
If your citation is marked mandatory appearance
you must appear before a US Magistrate Judge at the date, time and
place indicated on your notice to appear. If you do not
appear, a warrant for your arrest will be issued by the
US Magistrate Judge.
Pay or Appear
If you fail to pay your fine or appear in court
at the date and time scheduled for you, the US Magistrate Judge
may issue a summons ordering your appearance or issue a
warrant for your arrest.
If you are charged with a motor vehicle violation,
the court may also report your failure to pay or appear to the DMV
of your state, which may affect your driving and/or registration
privileges. If you plead guilty to a traffic violation, points may
be assessed against your driving record. An accumulation of points
may result in the suspension of your license. Your license may also
be suspended if you plead guilty or are found guilty of certain
offenses under the vehicle code of your state. A driver's education
course may be an option to prevent accumulating points or having
your license suspended. If you are considering this option, call
CVB at 800-827-2982 for further information.