How to Check My Traffic Violations

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Step 1

Go to the homepage of the local courthouse where you think you might have traffic violations. Some courthouses will provide a database of traffic offenses, and you can type in your name and the car's license plate number and registration to search for yourself. If this isn't an option, you'll have to go a little lower-tech.

Step 2

Call the courthouse and ask to speak to the public records clerk. Because a traffic violation is a public record, much like an arrest or conviction would be, the record should be in its system. The clerk might not be allowed to give the information to you over the phone, however.

Step 3

Go to the courthouse in person and speak to the records clerk. If you call first, you should get a definite "yes" or "no" on whether you have traffic violations. If you do, you'll need to come and see what they are. You can usually make payments for them right at the window at the courthouse if necessary.


About the Author

Neal Litherland is an author, blogger and occasional ghostwriter. His experience includes comics, role playing games and a variety of other projects as well. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Indiana University, and resides in Northwest Indiana.

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