By Washington state law, violations detected by traffic safety cameras are processed
like parking tickets. A conviction on a traffic camera violation will not appear
on your state driving record.
A complete stop is required before turning right at a red light. If you
were ticketed while making a right turn, the police officer who reviewed the video
and issued the ticket determined that you did not come to a complete stop before
making the turn, as required by law.
You can view the still pictures and the video clip of the alleged violation at www.violationinfo.com. You must have the citation number and PIN number provided on
the citation to access the videos and still photos of your incident.
To view the video clip, your PC must have a DivX codec installed. Without DivX,
you will be able to see the still photos, but not the video clip. The DivX codec
can be downloaded and installed for free using a link from www.violationinfo.com.
If you prefer, you may view the video of your incident at a public PC at any branch
of the Seattle Public Library,
or any public PC at the Municipal Court of Seattle,
downtown. The Court's public PCs are located in the main 1st floor lobby,
in Room 335 (3rd floor), and in the elevator lobbies of floors 2, 3, 9, 10, and
When you view the still photos, note the “RTIME” figure in the black bar above each
photo. This is the amount of time, in seconds, that the light had been red when
the photograph was taken.
For more information on traffic camera tickets and Seattle's traffic camera program,
visit our FAQ
If you have additional questions about traffic camera technology and violation processing,
please contact American Traffic Solutions at 866-790-4111.
If you have questions your ticket, please contact Customer Service at 206-684-5600.
You may pay your ticket online
Payments can also be made:
You may request a magistrate hearing to mitigate or contest
your traffic camera ticket.
Before you request a hearing, please view the still pictures and the video clip
of the alleged violation. Instructions are to the left.
If you were not driving the vehicle when the alleged violation occurred, you may
submit, under penalty of perjury, a written statement swearing that the vehicle
was not in your care, custody, or control. To do so, print and return the declaration of non-responsibility.
Return the form to the Court:
- In person
at 600 5th Ave (1st floor),
- By fax to 206-684-8887, or
- By mail:
Municipal Court of Seattle
ATTN: Photo Enforcement Citations
PO Box 34987
Seattle, WA 98124-4987.
You must return the declaration to the Court by the due date shown on the front
of the Notice of Infraction.