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Hand-Held Electronic Ticket Issuance Devices

In late summer of 2009, the MPD and other ticket-issuing agencies started using hand-held electronic issuance devices to help streamline the ticket writing process. These devices may be used by officers to issue parking and minor moving violations. When the electronic issuance device is used in preparing a ticket, supporting photos may be taken. Photos from these violations are available for viewing online; fines for parking and minor moving violations may be paid online regardless of how the offense was cited.

  • View Tickets for Parking and Minor Moving Violations
    If your parking or minor moving ticket was issued using an electronic issuance device and you have a message on your ticket directing you to this site to see your images, you may access the images by visiting the Image Access Service. Please have your ticket information available.

  • View Ticket Images for Photo Enforced Moving Violations
    These images may be accessed by visiting the Photo Enforcement Moving Violations Public Inquiry Portal.  You must have the ticket number and PIN from the lower right corner of your citation or notice to access images at this site.

Ticket Payments

A person receiving a parking, minor moving, or photo enforcement ticket must respond within 60 calendar days (including weekends and holidays) of the date on the ticket. However, if you do not pay within 30 calendar days, a penalty equal to your fine will be added. The day after the date on the ticket counts as day one. If you do not pay or contest the ticket within 30 calendar days a penalty equal to the fine amount is added (the ticket doubles). Drivers may admit liability and pay the ticket, or contest the ticket.

Online Ticket Payment 

You can now pay your tickets online through the DC Department of Motor Vehicles. Have your ticket information and credit card available. The information you submit online is protected on a secure third-party site and will not be distributed for any reason. DC Government accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. DC Government does NOT accept American Express.

Ticket Payment By Mail

  • Make your check or money order payable to the DC Treasurer (do not send cash) and write the ticket number on your payment. Include the ticket, or if you do not have your ticket, write the vehicle's state and tag number on your check or money order (e.g. DC license tag #123456).
  • Send your parking, photo enforcement or moving violation and check or money order to:

DMV Adjudication Services
PO Box 2014
Washington, DC 20013

Ticket Payment In Person

  • Payments are accepted at the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Adjudication Services. For address information and hours of operation visit the DMV Adjudication Services webpage.
  • If you bring your ticket with you, you will be directed to the cashier window to pay your ticket.
  • If you do not bring your ticket with you, present your ID to obtain a printout of your ticket, then proceed to the cashier window to pay the ticket.
  • You may pay by cash, check, money order, or credit card. DC Government accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. DC Government does not accept American Express.
  •  If you are paying with anything other than cash, you must present a valid driver's license, DMV-issued non-drivers ID, passport, or military ID.
  • Checks are not accepted for the release of booted or towed vehicles.
  • A boot is generally released within two hours after payment.

Ticket Payment By Phone

    Call (866) 893-5023 and follow the prompts

Ticket Hearings

Information regarding hearings on parking, minor moving, and photo enforcement tickets is available at the DC Department of Motor Vehicles website.