How to Look Up Traffic Citations

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Visit your state's Department of Motor Vehicles website. Click on the option to pay for outstanding traffic tickets.

Enter your vehicle's plate information in the required fields and click the search icon. A list of results for traffic citations on your vehicle will pop up. The results include outstanding and paid traffic citations. Click on traffic citations for detailed information like date, reason and location of traffic citation.

Call your state's Department of Motor Vehicles toll free number to inquire about traffic citations linked to your vehicle. Some states do not have the option of searching online for traffic citations so calling them is your next best option. Give the customer service representative all the information related to your vehicle, though they will namely ask for license plate information. The representative will let you know if your vehicle has any citations.

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