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Red Light Camera Citation

Driver in the Red Light camera photograph

Please refer to the section titled, "Not the Driver" if you are not the person in the Red Light camera photograph.

Payment Options

If you are the person in the Red Light camera photograph, and you wish to pay the fine, you have three options:

1. Online:

If you have not been to court for the citation and it is not delinquent, you may pay your citation online by using the link below. To pay the citation and the non-refundable administrative fee for Traffic School, use “Traffic School Sign Up” when prompted.

Pay Traffic Citations

2. By Mail:

Include your citation number on your check or money order and mail payment to:
San Francisco Superior Court
850 Bryant St., Room 145
San Francisco, CA 94103-4610

Do Not Send Cash Through The Mail

3. In Person:

Make payment at:
San Francisco Superior Court
850 Bryant St., Room 145
San Francisco, CA 94103-4610
Directions
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding Court holidays

Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, check, money order, debit card or credit card

Do Not Send Cash Through The Mail

If your payment is late, the initial bail (fine) may incur additional penalties. Contact the San Francisco Superior Court in person or by telephone (415) 551-8550 for additional information.

Not the Driver?

What to do if you are not the driver or if it's a company car:

After a red light camera photograph is taken, the vehicle's registered owner will receive a citation in the mail. The citation will state when and where the violation occurred. It will include a photo of the vehicle in the intersection, a close-up of the driver, and the vehicle's license plate. It will also include instructions about what to do next, including what to do if you, the registered owner, is not the person pictured behind the wheel.

Not the Driver? Do not pay the citation if you plan to have it taken out of your name.

If you are the owner and someone else is driving, do the following by the due date on the citation:

  • Complete the portion on the back of the citation that identifies the driver;
  • Attach a copy of your driver's license;
  • Attach a recent photograph of yourself; and
  • Return all documentation by mail to:

    SF Municipal Transportation Agency
    Attn: Automated Enforcement Program
    11 S. Van Ness Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94103

It is recommended that the requested documentation be sent certified mail with a return receipt.

Upon receipt of the documentation, the agency will review it and issue a citation to the person that has been identified as the driver. The citation in your name will not be dismissed until the agency has received the completed identification form and the required additional documentation.

This process may take eight to 12 weeks. It is important to note that once the dismissal process has started, no additional penalties will incur unless you fail to respond to additional communications by the date indicated.

Were You Driving a Company Car?

Do not pay the citation until it is reissued in your name.

If you are the person in the Red Light camera photograph and were driving a company car, do the following by the due date on the citation:

  • Have your company complete the Affidavit of Custodian of Records; and
  • Return the completed documents by mail to:

    SF Municipal Transportation Agency
    Attn: Automated Enforcement Program
    11 S. Van Ness Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94103

It is recommended that the requested documentation be sent certified mail with a return receipt.

Upon receipt of the documentation, the agency will review it and issue a citation to the person that has been identified as the driver. The citation in the company's name will not be dismissed until the agency has received the completed identification form. This process may take eight to 12 weeks. It is important to note that once the dismissal process has started, no additional penalties will incur.

If the citation is to be taken out of the company name: DO NOT PAY THE CITATION

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