Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency

NOTICE: 

To discourage the spread of COVID-19, Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency STRONGLY URGES you to make every effort to plea by mail or email.

Email a picture of your photo ID to BTVA@buffalony.gov to resolve your matter without an appointment.

In-person appointments are made on a very limited basis. Please first attempt to resolve your matter via mail or email. In-person appointments should ONLY be made after first contacting the Agency via mail or email.

LIMITED IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE BY ONLINE APPOINTMENT ONLY

Schedule an Appointment HERE:

TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, it is strongly advised that you plea by mail or email. Please attempt to resolve your matter by mail or email before booking.
Email your photo ID to BTVA@buffalony.gov

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The Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency is a Court of Record and cannot discuss pending matters over the telephone.
General questions may be answered in a prerecorded message by calling 716-851-5883.
Motorists are strongly encouraged to plea-by-mail or email.


TO PLEA BY MAIL: Sign the "guilty" or "not guilty" portion of your ticket and mail it to Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

TO PLEA BY WEB: Sign the "guilty" or "not guilty" portion of your ticket and upload your ticket HEREYou must also send a picture of your government issued photo ID

To pay a fine online click HERE

In-person appearances are by online appointment only. If you cannot resolve your matter by mail or email, please Schedule an Appointment HERE

The Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency is a court of record. The agency assists the Buffalo City Court in the disposition and administration of non-criminal moving traffic infractions. The agency operates under the direction and control of Mayor Byron W. Brown. The Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency was created in 2015 through collaborative efforts of the City of Buffalo and New York State lawmakers.

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About the Agency

  • The goal of the Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency is to enhance public safety and promote driver responsibility through enforcement of New York State traffic laws.
  • Since its inception, the City of Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency has been adjudicating non-criminal moving traffic infractions that occur within the City of Buffalo. In specific instances, some traffic infractions are handled in Buffalo City Court.
  • Prior to the creation of the agency, these violations were adjudicated through the Department of Motor Vehicles Traffic Violations Bureau.
  • The Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency is authorized under New York State General Municipal Law Article 14-B, Section 370, and established in the Buffalo City Charter under Section C-6-24.
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