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.
  • West Seattle Low Bridge: The Seattle Department of Transportation enforces the West Seattle Low Bridge access policy by using cameras to recognize authorized vehicles like transit, buses, freight, emergency response, and a small number of other pre-authorized vehicles.

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 letter 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, print and return the declaration of non-responsibility to the Seattle Municipal Court. 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 must return the declaration to the court by the due date shown on the front of the letter you received.

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

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