Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for Indiana

Q: In Indiana I made an illegal turn I didn't get a ticket I got an ordinance violation, why can't I pay this online?

Apparently they're making me go to court it took them 3 months to send me paperwork this isn't how an everyday traffic ticket works why can't I pay this online?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel D. Hand
Joel D. Hand
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Courts are not required to provide you with the option to pay a ticket (or ordinance violation) online. However, most courts will permit a person to pay ordinance or infraction tickets through the mail or by telephone. You may wish to contact the court for assistance with payment options.

Ordinance violations are written when there is a violation of a local city, town or county ordinance. Traffic infractions tickets are written when there is a violation of a state traffic law. Particularly in some smaller cities/towns, it is not uncommon for there to be a wait of 2-3 months before the summons to appear for court shows up in the mail.

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