Camera Tickets

Seattle uses cameras to enforce:

  • School Zone Speed: There is a 20 MPH speed limit near elementary and middle schools. Speed cameras are in use when the lights are flashing on either end of the school zone. Seattle Department of Transportation sets the schedule based on when students will be arriving and leaving school grounds.
  • Red Lights: The Seattle Police Department uses cameras to enforce stopping at red lights in order to prevent accidents.

Camera tickets are filed with Seattle Municipal Court. Camera tickets are processed like parking tickets and will not appear on your state driving record.

View Your Ticket

You can view pictures and video of the alleged camera violation at using the citation number and PIN provided on the Notice of Infraction that was mailed to you.

Public computers are available at the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Municipal Court lobby and the Records Unit, Room 335 (on the third floor).

Ticket Response Options

To learn more about how to resolve your ticket, visit: Ticket Response Options.

What If I Was Not Driving The Vehicle?

If you were not driving the vehicle when the alleged violation occurred, you can file a Declaration of Non-Responsibility online. This is a sworn statement under penalty of perjury that the vehicle was not in your care, custody, or control at the time of violation. (A declaration of non-responsibility only applies to traffic camera violations.)

You may also submit your declaration by mail, email, or fax. Download the declaration of non-responsibility and complete the form. Once completed, you can attach the document to an email and send it to, mail the form to the address located at the bottom of the form, or fax it to (206) 684-8726

Companies/Organizations/Employers: You may not file a declaration of non-responsibility; a vehicle driven by an employee is considered to be in the "care, custody, and control" of the registered owner / employer. A registered owner employer or their employee may pay a traffic camera ticket or request a hearing. 

You must return the declaration to the court by the due date shown on the front of the notice of infraction.

The court may cancel your ticket or may schedule a hearing in response to a declaration of non-responsibility, depending on the circumstances and the vehicle's or owner's history of camera violations.

For More Information

Seattle Police Department FAQ - School Zone Speed Cameras
Seattle Police Department FAQ - Red Light Cameras
Seattle Police Department FAQ - West Seattle Low Bridge

Municipal Court

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Mailing Address: PO BOX 34987, Seattle, WA, 98124-4987
Phone: (206) 684-5600

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