Central Violations Bureau (CVB)

General information and instructions for federal violations. This includes improper parking, illegal camping, speeding, civil disturbances, fish and wildlife infractions and other offenses. CVB is a national center responsible for processing violation notices (tickets/citations) issued and payments received for petty offenses charged on a federal violation notice.



About CVB

The Central Violations Bureau (CVB) is a national center responsible for processing violation notices (tickets/citations) issued and payments received for petty offenses charged on a federal violation notice. This includes violations of certain federal laws as well as certain state laws, if the state law violations occur on tribal lands or on federal property such as federal buildings, national parks, military installations, post offices, Veteran Affairs medical centers, national wildlife refuges, and national forests.


About Your Violation Notice

A violation notice or "ticket" may be issued by a federal law enforcement officer for violations of certain federal laws and, if occurring on federal property, certain state laws. Violations include improper parking, illegal camping, speeding, civil disturbances, fish and wildlife infractions, and other offenses.

 View Sample Violation Notice

Violation notices are mailed by law enforcement to the Central Violations Bureau (CVB) for processing. CVB will mail you a Notice to Appear in court approximately four (4) weeks prior to your court date. If you have not received a Notice to Appear within 45 days of receiving your ticket, call CVB at 800-827-2982.

If you wish to appear in court to contest your ticket, you must appear at the time, date, and court location indicated on your ticket or on your Notice to Appear.

For general information regarding your ticket or if you have moved since receiving your ticket, telephone CVB at 800-827-2982 during normal business hours.


Paying Your Ticket

Important Notice: No payments are received at court location. All payments must be sent by mail or on-line.


Pay On-line

Paying online with Pay.gov is safe, secure, and the preferred method to make a payment. You will be redirected to Pay.gov CVB Payment of Violation Notice website. To make a payment click the “Pay On-line” button below.

Pay On-line

Pay By Mail

Include your location code and violation number on all payments for proper credit. Mail your check, money order, or completed credit card payment form to the following address.

Payment Mailing Address:
Central Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 780549
San Antonio, TX 78278



Mandatory Appearance

If your ticket is marked Mandatory Appearance – or if there is no amount due shown on your ticket or Notice to Appear – you must appear at the date, time, and court location indicated on your ticket or Notice to Appear.


Failure to Pay or Appear

If you fail to pay your fine or appear in court at the date and time scheduled on the ticket or Notice to Appear, the court may issue a summons ordering your appearance or issue a warrant for your arrest.

If you are charged with a motor vehicle violation, the court may also report your failure to pay or appear to the DMV of your state, which may affect your driving and/or registration privileges.