School Zone Speed Camera Tickets

In December 2012, the City of Seattle began using fixed cameras to enforce the 20 MPH school zone speed limit near elementary schools. The program has expanded to include more than 15 schools. The speed cameras operate when the school zone flashing beacons are in operation. The flashing beacon schedule is set by the Seattle Department of Transportation based on when students will be arriving and leaving school grounds.

Violations for speeding in a school zone are issued by the Seattle Police Department and filed with Seattle Municipal Court for adjudication. Violations issued by a school zone speed camera are processed like parking tickets. A conviction will not appear on your state driving record.

View Your Ticket

You can view the still pictures and the video clip of the alleged violation at using the citation number and PIN provided on the notice of infraction.

If you do not have a computer, you may view the video of your incident at a public computer at any branch of the Seattle Public Library, or any public computer at the Seattle Municipal Court. The court's public computers are located in our third floor Records Unit, Room 335.

Ticket Response Options

Visit the court's Ticket Response Options page for information on how to resolve a school zone camera violation.

If You Were Not Driving the Vehicle

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 to the Seattle Municipal Court.

You must return the declaration to the court by the due date shown on the front of the Notice of Infraction.

For More Information

For more information on school zone camera tickets, visit the Seattle Police Department FAQ webpage.