Dispute a Ticket

Request an Online-Hearing

To dispute a ticket, you must request a hearing within 30 days after the ticket was issued to avoid paying late penalties. You can dispute a ticket online, by mail or in-person.
  • You must meet all deadlines. Contacting anyone other than Finance does not change the deadline.
  • If you request a hearing after 30 days and an Administrative Law Judge finds you guilty, you will have to pay late penalties.
  • You can request a hearing online, by mail or in-person.

If we do not receive payment for the ticket or a hearing request from you, then approximately 100 days after your ticket is issued, it will go into Judgment. You cannot get a hearing on your ticket in judgment if is more than one year old.

  • In-person hearing: you will receive the Administrative Judge’s decision right away.
  • Online hearing or hearing-by-mail: an Administrative Law Judge’s decision will be emailed back to the email address you supplied.  If you asked to send additional evidence, follow the instructions on the Hearing-by-Mail
All statements you make and information or documents you submit must be true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Any false statements made may subject you to the penalties.

The Department of Finance has the right to Reinstate a Previously Dismissed Ticket if we determine the ticket was dismissed based on false evidence or testimony.

Once you hearing is complete, you have the right to appeal a hearing decision. For more information click "Appeal a Hearing Decision" below.

Do not dispute the ticket if you believe the ticket was already paid or dismissed. For more information click "Already Paid or Dismissed Tickets" below.


Already Paid or Dismissed Tickets
Appeal a Hearing Decision
Common Reasons for Ticket Disputes
Evidence Recommendations
Diplomats and Consular Staff