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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 $139.00 for each violation.
- Careless driving;
- Improper backing;
- Disobeying Police Officer;
- Improper lane usage;
- Failure to maintain control;
- Improper passing on the left;
- Failure to signal;
- Improper passing on the right;
- Failure to yield;
- Improper turns;
- Following emergency vehicles;
- Motorcyclist and unsafe operation;
- Following too close;
- Speeding 1-30 mph over limit;
- Headlights required/failure to dim; and
- Violating traffic signals or signals;
If you received a ticket for one of the following violations, your total fine, costs, and charges are $119.00 for each violation.
- Expired inspection sticker;
- Expired license plate;
- Improper equipment;
- Permitting unlicensed person to drive;
- Registration violation; and
- Unnecessary noise/loud music;
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 $119.00 for each violation. If you do not correct
the violation(s), you must come to court on your court appearance date.
- Expired driver's license;
- Expired insurance; *
- No driver's license on person;
- No insurance; *
- Failure to change address on driver's license; and
- No proof of insurance; *
In addition, to complying with the requirements indicated above relative to
insurance violations, if you received a Compulsory Violation Notice, you must
also 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
||Safety belt violation
||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 following information.
_____VISA ____MASTERCARD ____American Express
ACCT. NO.____ ____
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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!
NOTE: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
accident, 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
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||Failure to report an accident
||Hit and run driving
||Driving while 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
||Suspension, revocation and cancellation of licenses
Operating vehicle while license is suspended/revoked
||Other violations (insurance suspended)
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 available.
- Information - if the violation you were issued is not listed in one of the above sections, call
- First Offenders - 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);
- Bench Warrant Information (225) 389-5278; and
- Juvenile 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.
- Auxiliary aides/services 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 a warrant for your arrest, withdrawal of your driving privileges and the assessment of additional penalty fees.
To Pay Ticket On-line or through our 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.