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Cameras are placed around the City to photograph vehicles running through red lights. If your car is caught by a camera driving through a red light, you will be sent a Notice of Liability (NOL) in about 30 days. The fine is $50.

Regardless of who was driving, the owner of the vehicle is responsible for the ticket. Red light camera violations do not result in any points on your driving record. You can view the evidence against you by logging on to the website printed on the notice of liability.

Learn more about red light cameras.

To pay your violation, go to the Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Payment page.

To fight your violation, go to the Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Dispute page.

You can request for the inspection of damaged or malfunctioning red light cameras. You can also request for the installation or removal of red light cameras.

DOT will respond to requests within 12 weeks of receipt.

Online

Email the Department of Transportation.

By Mail

Mail your request to:

Department of Transportation Commissioner
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041

The NYPD also issues violations for running red lights. If you get a violation from a police officer for running a red light, it’s considered a moving violation.

Information about paying or disputing a moving violation is on the back of the violation. For more information about moving violations, visit the Traffic Ticket page.

If you receive 5 or more red light camera violations within a 12-month period, you may be required to complete a safe vehicle operation course. Failure to complete this course may result in your vehicle being seized and impounded. The law went into effect on October 26, 2020.

Learn more about the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program.

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