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Received a Ticket
Though not a
pleasant experience, the issuance of tickets is a necessary step in enforcement efforts to
reduce traffic accidents, deaths and injuries. Most drivers recognize they are driving
illegally when stopped. However, no one enjoys receiving a ticket, and when it happens the
recipient may be inclined to harbor resentment toward the officer who issued the ticket.
It is important to remember that the officer is just doing his job, and may be saving a
When you disobey traffic
laws you endanger yourself as well as other motorists, passengers and
pedestrians. It is the duty of our peace officers to observe traffic infractions
and issue tickets to those driving illegally, no matter how unpopular this
action may be. We hope this ticket encourages you to drive responsibly.
If you received a ticket for one of the following violations,
your total fine cost and charges are $138.00 for each violation.
- Improper lane
- Failure to
passing on the left
- Failure to
passing on the right
- Failure to
- Improper turns
and unsafe operation
- Following too
- Speeding 1-30
mph over limit
required/failure to dim
traffic signals or signals
If you received a
ticket for one of the following violations, your total fine, costs, and charges
are $118.00 for each violation.
- Expired license
unlicensed person to drive
If you received a
ticket for one of the following violations and if you provide current proof or proof of
correcting the violation(s), your total fine, costs, and charges are $118.00 for each violation. If you do not correct
the violation(s), you must come to court on your court appearance date.
Expired drivers license
drivers license on person
- No insurance*
- Failure to change address on drivers license
- No proof of
In addition to complying with the requirements indicated above relative to
insurance violations, if you received a Compulsory Violation Notice, you must
contact the Louisiana Department of Public Safety at (225) 922-2807.
If you are charged with any of
the violations listed below, your fine and court costs are as indicated.
||No registration on bicycle
motorcycles and three-wheelers on vacant lots or tracts of land prohibited in designated
||Child passenger restraint system
||Parking, storing, driving motor vehicles/watercraft on neutral ground
To avoid waiting
in line, pay by mail when possible.
$50.00 Fee For NSF Checks.
5% Fee Added to Credit Card Payments made online.
To Plead Guilty/Pay
No Cash or
Temporary Checks Accepted. Include ticket number, driver's license number or your
ticket with payment. On or before your Court Appearance Date, make a check or money order
PAYABLE to the City of Baton Rouge or to pay by mail with credit card, provide the
_____VISA ____MASTERCARD ____American Express
ACCT. NO.____ ____
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EXP. DATE ____ ____ ____ ____
Mail Payment To:
Baton Rouge City Court
P. O. Box 3438
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3438
A payment postmarked after your Court Appearance Date must include an additional $50. Penalty
card payments by telephone. Call (225) 389-5289. Have ticket number and card number available.
Payments by phone can be made until 4:00 p.m.
To Plead Guilty/Pay In
Baton Rouge City Court, Room 145
233 ST. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discover, Visa, MasterCard
and American Express accepted!
If requesting an extension to pay your fine, you must appear on or before your due
date at 8:30 a.m.
If payment is not made prior to the Court Appearance Date, a
not guilty plea is assumed, and you must appear
at Baton Rouge City Court, Room 145 at 8:30 a.m. on your court appearance date. Except for
violations listed in Section A and B below, and a Moving Violation involving an
the officer will be present in court and you will have your trial at that time. If you
wish to have witness(es) subpoenaed to be present at trial, you must furnish names and
addresses in writing to Baton Rouge City Court, P. O. Box 3438, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3438
at least 15 days prior to your trial date.
a Court Appearance
If you are
charged with any of the violations listed in Sections A or B below, you
must appear in
court on your court appearance date at 8:30 a.m., Room 128 for the purpose of entering a
If you plead not
guilty to a violation listed in Section A, the Court will set a date for you to return for
Baton Rouge City Code Title 6
Disposal of Garbage, Other Waste Matter
||Failure to report an accident
Hit and run driving
intoxicated and associated charges
Violation of the provisions of Title 32
of the La. Revised Statutes shall be deemed in violation of the Traffic Regulations of the
Baton Rouge City Code
revocation and cancellation of licenses
Operating vehicle while license is suspended/revoked
Switched license plate
If you plead not guilty to a violation listed in
Section B, you will have your trial at that time.
Speeding 31 m.p.h. or more over limit
||Prima Facie speed limit
Speeding in school
zones 31 mph or more
||Prima Facie limit
||Fleeing to elude police officer
||Loads on vehicle; care required
||False certificates/switched inspection sticker
||Unlawful use of license
Have ticket number and driver's license number
If the violation you were issued is not listed in one of the above sections, call
To find out if you are eligible to keep this violation off your driving
record, call (225) 389-3020
To check on
your mailed payment (225) 389-5289
(have check number and mailed date available)
Information (225) 389-5278
violator (16 years or younger) (225) 354-1217
All persons and property
entering the City Court building are subject to inspection by security personnel,
including metal detector, X-ray of personal items, visual and physical inspections.
Weapons and cell phones are prohibited.
are available upon request.
Proper attire is
required. No tank tops, muscle shirts, cutoffs, or shorts.
Failure to appear or to pay timely
will result in the issuance of
warrant for your arrest,
withdrawal of your
and the assessment of
additional penalty fees.
To Pay Ticket On-line or
Through Automated Phone System
Your parking or traffic ticket can be paid online through our
Online Ticket Payment Center. Your ticket can
also be paid through our automated phone payment system, from a
touchtone phone, by dialing (225) 344-4636, and entering extension
5050. Only Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted through these two systems.
A 5% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments made online.