Please make sure that the basis for your contest is one of the following four options (these are also listed on the back of the notice of violation:
a. Police officer already issued you a uniform traffic citation for the same violation (the citation issued by the police officer takes precedence over the Violation Notice);
b. Vehicle or license plates were stolen and not recovered at the time of the violation;
c. Vehicle was leased or rented to another party, and a written affidavit of the lessee of the vehicle and a lease agreement were submitted;
d. Vehicle was an emergency vehicle or lawfully participating in a funeral procession.
Contest by Mail:
• Fill in the CONTEST BY MAIL circle on the notice stub and on the self-addressed return envelope.
• Enclose a letter signed by the registered owner of the vehicle setting forth facts that establish a defense.
• Enclose any supporting evidence, such as affidavits, photos, state vehicle registration, official police vehicle theft/or recovery reports with the Violation Notice Number indicated.
• Be certain these documents are legible and complete.
• Send copies, original documents will not be returned.
• Enclose all evidence to support your defense as the Hearing officer’s decision is final.
• All Contest By Mail materials must be submitted using the enclosed return envelope and must be received by the Pay or Contest By Date.
Request An In-Person Hearing:
• Fill in the IN PERSON HEARING circle on the return stub and on the return envelope. Mail the stub in the return envelope.
• Requests will only be honored if received by the Pay or Contest By Date (within the first 21 days of the initial violation notice).