Traffic & Parking Violations Agency

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The information that follows explains how to address violations that are answerable at the Nassau County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency. It is strongly suggested that you read it carefully before coming to Court.

Resolving a Parking Ticket

Seeking a parking ticket reduction without appearing in Court

The registered owner of a vehicle may submit a request to accept a reduced fine for the following parking tickets if they can show that the vehicle was in compliance the same day as the violation.

P401-1a Unregistered Motor Vehicle or P403 Unregistered Motor Vehicle - Registration Sticker not affixed. Provide copy of the registration receipt showing the registration date of the vehicle to be on or before the date of the violation along with payment of reduced fines and fees of  $60.

P306-b Uninspected Motor Vehicle - Provide copy of inspection receipt document issued by station performing inspection showing valid inspection on date of violation along with payment of reduced fines and fees totaling $60.

Any Handicapped Parking Violation- Provide proof valid hang tag (copy of hang tag), and copy of driver license of hang tag holder along with proof that hang tag holder was passenger/operator (doctor’s note, etc.) of vehicle on the date violation was issued along with payment of fines and fees of $90.

Mail required proof and fine amount payable to NCTPVA to “Parking Ticket Reduction Request, 16 Cooper St. West, Hempstead, NY 11550.”  Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if a receipt is requested. If request is accepted a receipt will be mailed in envelope provided.  If request is denied, a conference will be scheduled and registered owner will be notified to appear.

Contesting a Parking Ticket by appearing in Court

To dispute a parking ticket returnable to NCTPVA, the registered owner should appear in court on or before the return date listed on the ticket.  At NCTPVA, parking tickets can be answered on a date earlier than the return date if the registered owner has a conflict on the return date. Before coming on an earlier date, the registered owner should confirm the ticket has been received by NCTPVA by visiting Lookup/Pay Parking & Traffic Tickets.  If the ticket information displays, it means NCTPVA has received the ticket. After confirming NCTPVA has received the ticket, Consult the Court Schedule to determine when to arrive for “Courtroom Entry” to discuss possible resolutions. 

During this appearance, a prosecutor will discuss the options a registered owner has to resolve the ticket.  This usually, but not always, involves an offer of reduction in fines in exchange for a guilty plea.  If the options offered by the prosecutor are not acceptable to the registered owner, a trial will be scheduled at a later date and the registered owner will be notified by mail of when to return for the trial.

Pleading “Not Guilty” by Mail to a Parking Ticket

If the registered owner is unable to confirm the ticket has been received by NCTPVA and the return date on the ticket is nearing, the registered owner should enter a “Not Guilty” plea by mail by following the instructions on the ticket. This will save the registered owner time in the case that the ticket was misfiled and needs to be entered into the system.  (It should be noted that if the ticket was misfiled and the registered owner fails to either appear in court or mail in a “Not Guilty” plea prior to the return date, the ticket will be subject to late fee once he ticket is properly filed).

In response to a “Not Guilty” plea, NCTPVA will schedule a conference and mail a notice advising the registered owner to appear in court for that conference.  If there is a conflict on the conference date, the registered owner may appear prior to the conference date.

During this appearance, a prosecutor will discuss the options a registered owner has to resolve the ticket.  This usually, but not always, involves an offer of reduction in fines in exchange for a guilty plea.  If the options offered by the prosecutor are not acceptable to the registered owner, a trial will be scheduled at a later date and the registered owner will be notified by mail of when to return for the trial.

Appearing in Court for a Parking Trial

A trial is scheduled when a settlement can’t be reached with a motorist who appeared in Court for a conference.  If the trial date received in the mail poses a conflict, the registered owner must immediately request a trial postponement by sending, via certified mail, a notarized letter along with a copy of the trial notice to the Clerk of the Court, 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead, NY 11550 explaining the conflict and providing clear written documentation (copies of airline tickets, etc.) supporting the claim. A copy of the request should be kept along with the certified mail receipt.  The request will be reviewed by a judicial hearing officer and is not automatically granted.  If a postponement is granted, a “final” trial date will be assigned and mailed to the registered owner. This final date will not be rescheduled. If the registered owner does not receive a rescheduled trial date or the request is denied, the registered owner should bring a copy of the submitted correspondence along with proof that it was mailed, to court prior to the trial date to discuss options, if any, with the prosecutor. 

The motorist must appear on the trial date at the scheduled time of the trial. Failure to appear for trial will result in a default conviction and add an additional $75 to the fines and fees on each ticket.  The officer who issued the ticket(s) will be present and will testify, under oath, in court as to why the ticket was issued and the registered owner will have the opportunity to question the officer about the ticket.  The registered owner will then have the option of telling their version, under oath.  If the registered owner chooses to testify, he/she will also be required to answer questions the prosecutor may ask them. 

At the conclusion of testimony, the Judicial Hearing Officer will issue a verdict: “Guilty” or “Not Guilty”.  A “Not Guilty” verdict will result in no fines or fees and a guilty verdict will incur fines and fees as determined by the Judicial Hearing Officer.

Potential Adverse Consequences

Failure to resolve parking tickets by ignoring them at any stage of the process described above can result in any or all of the following remedies: referral of the debt to a collection agency, a default judgment against the registered owner and the filing of a lien against the registered owner with the Nassau County Clerk, booting and/or towing of the vehicle, inability to re-register the vehicle. In all cases, the costs of these remedies will be added to the fines and fees due.

Pleading Guilty to a Parking Ticket and Paying the Fines Online

Parking Tickets can usually be resolved by pleading guilty and paying fines online. If a fine amount does not appear it means the ticket requires a personal appearance.

Resolving a Traffic Ticket

Seeking a dismissal or reduction without appearing in Court

Motorists who were issued tickets for 509-1 (Driving Without a License), 401-1A (Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle), or 319-1 (Operating without Insurance information) may have those tickets dismissed upon submitting satisfactory proof of compliance at the time the summons was issued.   In addition, motorists issued tickets for 403-1 (Registration Sticker not affixed) or 306-B (Uninspected Vehicle) can request a guilty plea to a reduced charge without having to appear.  See
Proof by Mail for more information.

Certain equipment violations issued under sections 375, 376, and 381will be dismissed upon timely correction
and properly submitted proof of correction  prior to the court date.  Follow the instructions and mail a properly executed proof of correction form along with documentation the form requires to “NCTPVA – Proof of Timely Repair, 16 Cooper Street West, Hempstead, NY 11550”. The motorist should keep a copy of the submitted documents. If the proof is accepted and a self-addressed stamped envelope is included, the dismissal receipts will be returned via mail.  If the proof is not accepted, the motorist will receive a conference notice to come to court to discuss a possible settlement of the charges.

Contesting a Traffic Ticket by appearing in Court


If the motorist has a conflict on the return date of the ticket, he/she can appear prior to the date. To do this, confirm the ticket has been received by NCTPVA from the Police Agency that issued it by visiting
Lookup/Pay Parking & Traffic Tickets. If information about the ticket displays, it means the motorist can answer the ticket. Consult the Court Schedule to see when Court is in session. 

During the court appearance, a prosecutor will discuss the options a motorist has to resolve the ticket.  This usually, but not always, involves a reduction in fines and/or charges in exchange for a guilty plea.  If the prosecutor and motorist agree on a settlement, the matter is put before a Judicial Hearing Officer (JHO) for approval. If agreement cannot be reach by the motorist and prosecutor, a trial will be scheduled at a later date and the motorist will be notified by mail of when to return for the trial.

Distracted Driver Education Program

Motorists charged with prohibited use of a cell phone or electronic device must appear in court.

Pleading “Not Guilty” by Mail to a Traffic Ticket

If the motorist is unable to confirm the ticket has been received by NCTPVA and the return date on the ticket is nearing, the motorist should enter a “Not Guilty” plea by mail by following the instructions on the ticket. This will save the motorist time in the case that the ticket was misfiled and needs to be entered into the system.  (It should be noted that if the ticket was misfiled and the motorist fails to either appear in court or mail in a “Not Guilty” plea prior to the return date, the ticket will be subject to late fee, collections, and suspension once he ticket is properly filed).

In response to a “Not Guilty” plea, NCTPVA will schedule a conference and mail a notice advising the motorist to appear in court for that conference.  If there is a conflict on the conference date, the registered owner may appear prior to the conference date.


During the court appearance, a prosecutor will discuss the options a motorist has to resolve the ticket.  This usually, but not always, involves a reduction in fines and/or charges in exchange for a guilty plea.  If the prosecutor and motorist agree on a settlement, the matter is put before a Judicial Hearing Officer (JHO) for approval. If agreement cannot be reach by the motorist and prosecutor, a trial will be scheduled at a later date and the motorist will be notified by mail of when to return for the trial.

Appearing in Court for a Traffic Trial

A trial is scheduled when a settlement cant be reached when a motorist appeared in Court for a conference.  If the trial date received in the mail poses a conflict, the motorist must immediately request a trial postponement by sending, via certified mail, a notarized letter along with a copy of the trial notice to Clerk of the Court – Trial Postponement Request, 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead, NY 11550 explaining the conflict and providing written documentation (copies of airline tickets, etc.) supporting the claim.

A copy of the request should be kept along with the certified mail receipt.The request will be reviewed by a Judicial Hearing Officer (JHO) and is not automatically granted.  If it is granted, a “final” trial date will be assigned and mailed to the motorist.  This final date will not be rescheduled. If the motorist does not receive a rescheduled trial date or the request is denied, the motorist should bring a copy of the submitted correspondence along with proof that it was mailed, to court prior to the trial date to discuss options, if any, with the prosecutor.

The motorist must appear on the trial date at the scheduled time of the trial. Failure to appear for trial will result in a default conviction and add an additional $75 per ticket to the fines and fees.  The officer who issued the ticket(s) will be present and will testify, under oath, in court as to why the ticket was issued and the motorist will have the opportunity to question the officer about the ticket.  The motorist will then have the option of telling their version, under oath. If the motorist chooses to testify, he/she will also be required to answer questions the prosecutor may ask them. 

At the conclusion of testimony, the JHO will issue a verdict of “Guilty” and assess fines and fees or “Not Guilty” – no fines or fees.

Potential Adverse Consequences

Failure to resolve traffic tickets by ignoring them at any stage of the process described above can result in the referral of the debt to a collection agency and the suspension and/or revocation of the motorist’s driving privileges. Fees and fines associated with collection efforts and suspensions/revocations are added to any ticket fines and fees that a motorist may be liable for. A motorist driving with suspended or revoked driving privileges faces arrest and criminal charges.

Seeking an Out of Area Waiver of Appearance

A motorist who receives a ticket but does not live on Long Island or the Five Boroughs may request an “Out of Area Waiver” for the purpose of settling charges.  If it is your intent to seek such a waiver, send a letter to “NCTPVA - Out of Area Waiver of Appearance Request, 16 Cooper Street West, Hempstead, NY 11550”. Your correspondence should include a copy of your valid driver license and a copy of the summonses you received along with a statement explaining where you currently live and when, if at all, you plan to return to the area. 

If you have moved out of the state and your current residence requires you switch your license to your new state, you must send proof that you have applied for a new out of state license. The out of state prosecutor will review your correspondence and make a determination of whether your waiver will be granted.  Include a valid email address in your correspondence along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. If the waiver is granted, an offer of settlement may be mailed or emailed to you.

Pleading guilty to a traffic ticket and paying the fines online.

Traffic Tickets can usually be resolved by pleading guilty and paying fines online although there are tickets that require an appearance in Court. Motorists are encouraged to research the ramifications of a guilty plea before proceeding as a guilty plea is final.

Resolving a Red Light Camera Notice of Liability (NOL)


Receiving an NOL in the mail

An NOL is mailed to the Registered Owner of vehicle that fails to stop for a red light.  Some examples follow: passing the stop line or entering the intersection while going straight or making a left turn after the light has turned red; making a right turn after the light has turned red without coming to a complete stop; making a right turn on red light after stop where a sign is posted indicating turns are not permitted on red.

Reviewing the NOL at Home

Registered Owners can click to View Camera Violation, enter the violation number and PIN code from the NOL to view the video of the violation. After viewing the video, if the Registered Owner believes a violation occurred, the Registered Owner may pay the fine through the website (there is a $6 convenience fee for paying online) or via mail. There are no points associated with an NOL. Failure to respond to the NOL will result in additional fines and fees, so to avoid late fees, collections,booting and/or towing immediately follow the instructions on the NOL to either make payment or request a hearing if it is believed the NOL should not have been issued.

Scheduling and Appearing for a NOL Hearing

Unlike Traffic or Parking Tickets, a Registered Owner may not appear early to answer a camera violation. The Registered Owner must pay the fine or schedule a hearing before the due date on the NOL. If a hearing is requested, a Notice of Hearing will be mailed advising the registered owner when to appear. If the motorist feels they are not responsible because they were issued a traffic ticket at the same time by a police officer or because their license plates were stolen, there is a link to download a form where this information can be supplied. The form has an address where it should be mailed. If your request is denied or if you don’t hear back, you must attend the hearing!  On the day of the hearing, arrive at or before the scheduled time and present the hearing notice to the Public Safety Officer along with valid picture ID. A clerk will review the video of the NOL and then show it to the Registered Owner, explaining the reason it was issued. If the Registered Owner disagrees with this explanation, a formal hearing will be held before a Judicial Hearing Officer (JHO). At this hearing, the prosecutor will present this evidence and then Registered Owner will have an opportunity to rebut.  The JHO will consider the matter and issue a verdict: Violation or No Violation.  A No Violation verdict will result in no fines or fees and a Violation verdict will incur fines and fees as prescribed by law. There are no provisions in the law for reducing the fines in exchange for a guilty plea, so this is not an option like it is for parking and traffic tickets. 

Failure to appear for a requested hearing will result in a default conviction and add an additional $75 to the fines and fees on each ticket.

Potential Adverse Consequences

Failure to resolve camera violations by ignoring them at any stage of the process described above can result in any or all of the following remedies: referral of the debt to a collection agency, a default judgment against the Registered Owner, booting and/or towing of the vehicle, inability to re-register the vehicle, and the filing of a lien against the Registered Owner with the Nassau County Clerk. In all cases, the costs of these remedies will be added to the fines and fees due.

Other Red Light Camera Information



Traffic Studies
Institute for Highway Safety

Traffic studies show that red-light running is a problem at several intersections in Nassau County. The goal of the red-light camera program is to change driver behavior. Studies across the country prove that red-light camera programs are successful at reducing the number of red-light runners and increasing compliance with traffic laws, thus making roadways safer for all drivers and pedestrians. Click to see the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study. The results in Nassau County are also clear-click to see results

AAA: NYS Red-Light Camera Programs
"The only program to receive positive reviews from AAA was the Nassau County program, which AAA called 'exceedingly transparent and accessible.' Nassau County offered tours of its violation reviewing facility, and documented a decrease in all types of crashes and a decrease in revenue that reflected fewer violations."

For Red Light Camera Violations issued to a business, the driver/operator cannot represent the company at a hearing unless a notarized authorization from the business entity is presented.

Red Light Camera Image and Video requests


Although the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (TPVA) remains the owner of all information and data collected by American Traffic Solutions (ATS), pursuant to 6(b) of the contract, TPVA consents to the release by ATS of any video recording from red light cameras, which is requested pursuant to a COURT ORDER or a SO ORDERED SUBPOENA upon receipt of an properly executed WAIVER / INDEMNITY. ATS shall forthwith send a copy of said 
waiver / indemnity to TPVA.

Indemnity should be sent to:

American Traffic Solutions, Inc
Deputy General Counsel
 1150 N. Alma School Rd.
 Mesa, AZ 85201