About the ticket
A ticket is called a notice of violation and is a written legal notice issued by an officer. They issue tickets when they think someone has violated our rules of conduct.
The notice includes:
What rules you’re charged with violating
The nature of the alleged prohibited conduct
The amount of the fine
A hearing date
Tickets are civil, not criminal. However, you may have a lien placed upon you if you don’t pay the fine or have the charge dismissed.
You must respond to a ticket.
- Pay the fine, or
- Dispute the charges at a hearing, in person or by mail
If you don’t respond to the notice, you'll be responsible for paying the fine and any penalties or interest.
If someone under age 18 gets a ticket, a parent or guardian is responsible for the fine. Minors should also bring a parent or guardian with them for a hearing.
If you decide to request a hearing, we strongly suggest you do so by mail.
Language interpreter services are available at no cost. Interpreters provide over-the-phone translation in more than 170 languages.
American Sign Language interpreters are also available.
General inquires or to check the status of a notice:
Call our Inquiry Unit at 347-643-5805.
For questions about paying a fine:
Call our Collection Unit at 347-643-5817.