Traffic Tickets

Handle Your Ticket Online

Online Citation Services

The District Attorney prosecutes traffic and infraction tickets issued by officers, deputies, and troopers. All cases are given court dates. For many of these tickets, however, individuals can handle their cases online or at the front windows of our county offices before their court date. For routine tickets (i.e. speeding tickets, minor wrecks, expired registration/inspections, and more), we offer certain types of reductions in charges, and sometimes, dismissal of the charges.  To see if you are able to request a reduction or dismissal online, please refer to the citation number at the top of your ticket and click here.

Visit Us in Person

Temporary COVID-19 Policy

While we deal with COVID-19, our offices will be closed to the public. However, we have expanded our access to the community by handling some traffic matters over the phone. Please use the phone numbers at the bottom of this page to contact the office where you received your traffic citation.

Our office windows are open from 9am to 4pm, regular business days in Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties. If you stop by our front windows in person, please bring a copy of your ticket so we can look up your case in our computer systems. We will not handle tickets across county lines, so please visit the office in the county where you received your ticket. We do not handle tickets over the phone or via fax. Unless you hire an attorney, do not send someone else to handle your ticket for you (even if you are of school age).