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Who is responsible for an Automated Traffic Enforcement system citation?
The registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for an Automated Traffic Enforcement citation issued by a Cedar Rapids Police Officer and the applicable civil penalty.
Will the City allow a violation to be transferred?
The citation is not transferable to individuals not listed as the registered owner of the vehicle.
Who approves a citation before it is issued?
A Cedar Rapids Police Officer reviews each event identified by the Automated Traffic Enforcement system and determines whether a violation occurred and a citation is to be issued.
Do violations received through the Automated Traffic Enforcement program go on my driving record?
In no event will an Automated Traffic Citation be sent or reported to the Iowa Department of Transportation or similar department of any other state for the purpose of being added to the Vehicle Owner’s driving record.
Can I negotiate the amount owed for a citation to a lesser amount?

No. You have the option to contest the citation or request that a Municipal Infraction be filed against you by the City of Cedar Rapids. Each contested citation will be reviewed by a Cedar Rapids Police Commander on a case by case basis. Each citation will either be upheld or dismissed in its entirety.

I have lost my citation, how can I pay it?
Please call the Automated Traffic Enforcement Program at 319-286-5513 and preferably have your license plate information to which the citation was regarding. City staff can retrieve citation information and instruct you on how to pay.

Contesting a Citation

What is the process for contesting a citation?
You may contest the citation within 30 days from the date printed at the top of the citation. If there are multiple citations to contest, please fill out a Contest Citation Form for each citation separately. A Cedar Rapids police officer will review all contested citations and supporting information submitted. A letter with an answer to your contest will be sent to the vehicle owner(s) by U.S. Mail within 30 days of receiving the Contest Citation Form.

Please see the Contesting Citations page for more information.


What options are available to submit payment for an Automated Traffic Enforcement citation?

There are several options to submit payment for an Automatic Traffic Enforcement citation.

To pay online:

Visit www.viewcitation.com and log in with the given citation and pin number exactly as shown on the front of the citation including punctuation. You will then be able to view your citation and enter payment information.


To pay by phone:

Call the Payment Processing Center 877-468-4912, leave a message, and they will return your phone call at which time they will be able to take your payment over the phone.


To pay by check or money order:

Make checks payable to City of Cedar Rapids

Mail payments to:

Citations Processing Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

P.O. Box 7200

Beverly, MA  01915

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