Certificates of Disposition

A Certificate of Disposition is an official court document affixed with the Court Seal that says what happened in a criminal case. It says the violation you were charged with, what you were convicted of, the date you were convicted and the sentence (fine) imposed. Pursuant to NYS Civil Practice Law and Rules §8021[c][1]; Judiciary Law §255, the fee for a “certificate of disposition” is $5.00. 

If your case was disposed of prior to July 1, 2015 your case file remains in the custody of the DMV and the records cannot be accessed by this agency. You must contact the DMV in Albany at 718-488-5710.

To request a Certificate of Disposition, mail the following items:

  • Completed Request form
  • Payment of $5.00 payable to CITY OF BUFFALO
  • A self-addressed and stamped envelope


Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency
65 Niagara Square, Room 115
Buffalo NY  14202

If the case in within the jurisdiction of the Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency, and has been disposed, then upon receipt of said payment, the Certificate of Disposition shall be furnished to you.


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