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Traffic Ticket/Citation

Pay Tickets or Citations > Traffic Ticket/Citation

If you have received a citation for a traffic misdemeanor (examples include speeding, improper lane change and other moving violations) follow these steps:

Step 1: Confirm that the citation is for Las Vegas Municipal Court (where to look)

If the citation is for Las Vegas Municipal Court… Otherwise…
  1. Wait 14 business days (up to 30-45 business days if the citation was issued by Nevada Highway Patrol) for it to be entered into the Municipal Court system. Payments will not be processed if the citation is not in the system.

  2. Proceed to step 2.
Contact the appropriate court below:

Step 2: Pay the citation

Online
Phone

If you have pleaded Guilty or Nolo Contendere: 

  • Call the court’s interactive voice response system at (702) 229-3504

If you have NOT pleaded Guilty or Nolo Contendere:

  • Call (702) 38COURT or if out of state, call (800) 654-6856
  • Have the following items ready:
    • Your ticket number, case number or history number
    • Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit card
    • Pen and paper ready
MoneyGram
  • Submit a Waiver of Rights Form indicating your Guilty or Nolo Contendere plea to Las Vegas Municipal Court, P.O. Box 3950, Las Vegas, NV 89127, fax: (702) 464-2538
  • Go to any MoneyGram location  or call 800-926-9400
  • Provide the agent with the Receive Code (3920)
  • Your account number is the ticket number, case number or history number
  • Please keep copies of your MoneyGram transactions as these will be your payment receipts
Mail
  • Submit a Waiver of Rights Form indicating your Guilty or Nolo Contendere plea to Las Vegas Municipal Court, P.O. Box 3950, Las Vegas, NV 89127, fax: (702) 464-2538
  • Accepted forms of payment by mail are:
    • money order 
    • cashier’s check 
    • personal, attorney or business check
    • Do not send cash in the mail
  • Make checks and money orders payable to: City of Las Vegas
  • Be sure to include:
    • Citation or case number
    • Defendant’s name (spelled as it appears on citation)
  • Fines and fees are considered paid when received by the Court.  Late payments may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest, a possible Contempt of Court charge and additional fees.
    • Please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to the appearance date or due date.
  • To receive a receipt, you must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment.
  • Mail to:
         Las Vegas Municipal Court
         P.O. Box 3950
        Las Vegas, NV 89127
In Person

Defendant must be present to enter their plea. Payments can be made at the court counter at:

     Regional Justice Center
     200 Lewis Ave.
     Las Vegas, NV (Map)

  • Accepted forms of payment in person are:
    • cash 
    • money order 
    • cashier’s, personal, attorney, business or travelers check 
    • Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit card
  • When appearing in person at the court counter you must show valid State or Government-issued picture identification: 
    • State Driver’s License 
    • State-issued Identification Card
    • Military Identification Card 
    • Military Dependent Identification Card 
    • Clark County-issued Work Card 
    • United States or foreign passport

Entering a Not Guilty plea

If you wish to enter a plea of Not Guilty on a traffic citation, you or your attorney may do so in person at the Municipal Court front counter.

Mandatory Court Appearance

Look up your traffic violation on Municipal Court’s interactive website to determine your court date and time. You and/or your attorney must appear in court if you are a Nevada resident and have a mandatory court appearance.

If you live out of state, and have a mandatory traffic violation court appearance, you may either:

Appear in person, obtain an attorney to represent you (attorney must be licensed to practice in the State of Nevada), or

Mail in:

  • Notarized copy of plea
  • Proof of residency (lease or rental agreement or utility bill in Defendant’s name. Cell phone bills and bank statements are not accepted.)
  • Brief letter of explanation

Please be sure to include the citation or case number and return mailing address and phone number. If you have not received a written notification from the Court within 30 business days (or five business days prior to your court date), please contact the Court at (702) 38Court.


Contact Information
Las Vegas Municipal Court
at the Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Map)
Phone: (702) 38COURT (382-6878)
E-mail

Mailing Address: PO Box 3950
Las Vegas, NV  89127   Pay by Phone: (702) 229-3504

Business Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Fridays and major holidays

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