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How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

Citations or traffic tickets are issued in the State of Nevada for various violations of traffic law. You must respond to a citation, usually by paying a fine or appearing in court, or else a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driving license may be suspended.

If you wish to dispute the citation, you must appear in court personally on the scheduled date, and enter a "not guilty" plea. Appearing in court gives you an opportunity to fight the traffic ticket in front of a judge or jury, and most people prefer to hire a traffic ticket lawyer to defend them in court. For more information on how to dispute a traffic ticket in Nevada, see our general section on Traffic Tickets and Violations.


When you pay a ticket, you are essentially pleading guilty to a traffic offense. Motorists should be aware that receiving and paying a traffic citation could result in higher car insurance rates and points on your driving record. Your license may be suspended if you accumulate too many points on your driving record.


If you decide to plead guilty to a traffic violation, there are a couple of ways to pay the ticket. Generally, the back of the citation will clearly indicate the deadlines and options for answering the ticket. Usually, you must act within fifteen days of receiving a traffic ticket to avoid additional fines and possible suspension of your license.

  1. Pay by mail. Read the instructions on the back of the ticket carefully, then check the "Guilty" box and sign the ticket. Enclose a check or money order for the amount indicated on the ticket and mail to the court where your ticket is answerable (address is usually printed on the ticket).

    Be sure to retain a copy of the citation for your personal records.

  2. Pay in person. You can pay your traffic tickets at the court where your ticket is answerable (you will find contact information on the ticket). Bring the citation with you, along with the payment.


If you decide to plead not guilty and dispute the ticket, read the instructions on the back of the ticket carefully. The instructions will generally indicate when and how to plead not guilty, and information about appearing in court to dispute your ticket. See our general section on Traffic Tickets and Violations for more information about how to dispute a traffic ticket in Nevada State.


Remember that you cannot be found guilty of committing a traffic offense unless there is clear, accurate and convincing evidence that you committed the violation. Charges may be dismissed in court if the citation includes vague or incorrect information. For instance, vehicle information, time, location and circumstances must all be indicated correctly on the ticket. Many motorists choose to consult with a traffic ticket attorney to help them evaluate the validity of the ticket, and whether or not it is likely to be dismissed in court.


If you lost a traffic ticket after receiving it, you must contact the court where the ticket is answerable.


Reviews of How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

I got a speeding ticket by Mohave HP. But never got the citation and how much the fine was. But I got a letter saying my liscense is suspended. What do I do?

I´m Argentinian and I must pay a traffic fine of USD195.00 in the State of Nevada, at the Justice Municipal Court, Goodsprings justice Court and I need to know if it is possible do it online from Argentina.

Thank you.

Could you solve your situation? Let me know please because i had the same issue and didn't pay a buck but now i have to travel again and i think i will get on trouble at the us customs.




I received a speeding ticket and while I dispute some aspects of it, I prefer to simply pay it to put the incident behind me. The ticket and this website are not sufficiently clear. I have 3 questions: 1) To whom is the money order or cashier's check made out? There is no information about this on the ticket. 2) There is no 'guilty' box to check, but there are 2 options that are similar but differ in technical legalese that I do not understand. Which do I choose? It seems to make a difference, only there is no place to 'check' either option. 3) The ticket gives no guidance, but this website at least tells me to mail the signed ticket and payment to the court address. Finally, I would add that when I called the phone number for the court listed on the ticket, it put me in an infinite loop -- nobody would answer. Why make the process absurdly difficult?!

I had Citation numbers 00-002 16785646 and

00-002 16785636, 790-52900438

I mailed out the checks but it never cashed. Sir/Madam I am in foreclosure right now. I have four kids to feed. Sometimes I write a check for certain just to survive and this is one of my survival. I need to keep clean sir and I need my license

, how can I pay these tickets without having to mail again. Please help me. Thank you very much.