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- Paying a Traffic Fine
Paying a Traffic Fine
Appropriate Court Behavior & Attire
All persons and property entering the City Court building are subject to inspection by security personnel, including metal detector, X-ray of personal items, visual and physical inspections. Weapons and cell phones are prohibited.
Contest A Ticket
If payment is not made prior to the Court Appearance Date, a not guilty plea is assumed, and you must appear at Baton Rouge City Court, Room 145 at 8:30 a.m. on your court appearance date. Except for violations listed in Section A and B below, and a Moving Violation involving an accident, the officer will be present in court and you will have your trial at that time.
Understand the fine and court costs if you are charged with specific violations.
Be sure to have ticket numbers and driver's license numbers available.
Pay Ticket Online or Automated Phone System
Your parking or traffic ticket can be paid online through our Online Ticket Payment Center. Your ticket can also be paid through our automated phone payment system, from a touch tone phone.
Plead Guilty By Mail
No cash or temporary checks accepted. Include ticket number, driver's license number or your ticket with payment. On or before your Court Appearance Date, make a check or money order payable to the City of Baton Rouge or to pay by mail with credit card, provide the following information.
Plead Guilty in Person
View contact information and hours for paying your fine in person.
Receiving A Ticket
Though not a pleasant experience, the issuance of tickets is a necessary step in enforcement efforts to reduce traffic accidents, deaths and injuries. Most drivers recognize they are driving illegally when stopped.
Discover cost and charges for the various levels of charges a citizen can receive.
Violations Requiring a Court Appearance
If you are charged with any of the violations listed in Sections A or B below, you must appear in court on your court appearance date at 8:30 a.m., Room 128 for the purpose of entering a plea.