As our society and our everyday activities, including paying bills, move more and more online, it becomes natural to expect the ease of online access to apply to that most frustrating of chores – paying a traffic ticket. As consumers, we desire the ease and speed of paying tickets online and our courts reap the benefits of not having court personnel tied up with processing these payments.
The ability to pay these tickets, and other court fees, online varies greatly from state to state and even county to county. Some states and counties have a wide range of court functions online, from searching court cases to accessing court opinions and forms, while others have little to no information online.
Check out CourtReference to see what online court information exists for your jurisdiction. View court information by state and category – including online fine payment, court record searches, court calendar searches, and self-help resources. Where little online information exists, encourage your local officials to push for increased online access. These are our courts after all, and they exist to meet our needs.