Traffic Summons

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You must respond to the summons to prevent a suspension of your driver’s license or driving privileges. It is a crime to drive with a suspended or revoked license.

Responding to Traffic Summons
Please note

  • You are responsible for notifying the court of any address change.
  • The option to respond by mail only applies to traffic summons that are not misdemeanors.
  • In certain circumstances your appearance may still be required. The court will notify you if your appearance is necessary.
  • Junior licenses drivers may be required to appear in court with a parent or guardian.

Pleading "Guilty"
To plead guilty to the ticket as written:

Option 1 – No court appearance necessary
Complete and sign “Part A” of the ticket, and return to the court before appearance date on summons. You will receive a bill informing you of the fine amount.

Option 2 – Appear in court
Appear in court on appearance date indicated on summons.

Pleading "Not Guilty"
To plead not guilty to the ticket as written:

Option 1 – No court appearance necessary until notification of trial date
Complete and sign “Part B” of the ticket, and return to the court within 48 hours of
issuance date. You will be notified of trial date.

Option 2 – Appear in court
Appear in Court on appearance date indicated on summons.

Pleading "Guilty with explanation"
To plead guilty with explanation: appear in court on date indicated on summons.

Penalties for Traffic Summons

Fine Schedules
Fines, imposed by the Judges, are based on the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, and an individuals' driving record.

Fine Payments
Payments made in person can be paid by:

  • Cash
  • Money Order or Certified Check. Make payable to “Town of Mamaroneck Court.”
  • MasterCard / Visa

Note: Card holder must be present for payment to be processed

Payments made by mail can be paid by:

  • Money Order or Certified Check. Make payable to “Town of Mamaroneck Court.”
  • MasterCard / Visa

Note: Card holder’s name must match name of defendant for payment to be processed

Mail to
Town of Mamaroneck Court
740 West Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Summons not answered, fines not paid, or non-appearance for traffic trials will result in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) being notified to suspend NYS drivers’ license or privileges to drive in NYS. Drivers found driving with a suspended license will be charged with a misdemeanor and must appear in court.

Point System
Points are imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). To learn more, visit NYS DMV "Driver Violation Point System"