Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency

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 law makers.

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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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