Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency
TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY BY ENCOURAGING DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY AND PROMOTE A “SAFE BUFFALO”
Guided by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency is committed to cultivate responsible driving, encourage safe pedestrian and bicyclist behaviors, and to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and severe injuries.
The Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency’s goals are to:
~Deter dangerous driving behavior through driver improvement education
~Decrease recidivism of high-risk motorists
~Reduce the number of unlicensed drivers by encouraging proper licensing
~Promote awareness of the rules of the road
~Educate motorists and learner-motorists
~Increase safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all
Bring your PHOTO ID.
Attorneys must have written Waiver of Appearance on file.
CONTACT BTVA VIA EMAIL OR MAIL
To avoid waiting in line, please use an alternate method of contact and send the following items:
*Full legal name
*Picture of your photo ID (if using email)
*A copy of your ticket or the ticket number
65 Niagara Square, Room 115
Buffalo, NY 14202
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.
AGENCY CLERKS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE
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.
About the Agency
- The mission 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.