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Central Violations Bureau (CVB) / Violation Notices (Tickets) / Traffic Docket


 

 

Central Violations Bureau (CVB)

 

The CVB is the national center charged with processing violation notices (tickets) issued, and payments received for petty offenses committed on federal property.

 

For information on how to pay your ticket (on-line or by mail), please visit the CVB website at www.cvb.uscourts.gov , or contact CVB directly at 1-800-827-2982.

 

You should not mail a payment to the Court unless you are directed to do so by the Court.

 

Violation Notices (Tickets) Information

 

When a federal law enforcement agency issues a violation notice (ticket), they send the original copy to the CVB, located in San Antonio, Texas. CVB enters the ticket into their database, and tracks the status of the ticket, including payment history, until the case is closed.

 

If CVB does not receive payment of the fine within 30 days of the ticket’s issuance, they mail the defendant a notice to appear in court before a magistrate judge. This notice is mailed 2 weeks prior to the scheduled court date and time indicated on the ticket.

 

If a ticket is marked “optional appearance” by the issuing officer, the defendant may choose to do one of the following:

 

  • Pay the fine before the court date. A conviction will be entered, the case closed, and the defendant need not appear in court.
  • Do not pay the fine, and appear in court on the scheduled date, time, and place to contest the ticket.

 

If a ticket is marked “mandatory appearance” by the issuing officer, the defendant must appear in court on the scheduled date, time, and place indicated on the ticket.

 

If the defendant cannot appear in court at the scheduled date and time on the ticket, the defendant must call the appropriate Division to reschedule their appearance:

 

  • Alexandria Division (703) 299-3311
  • Newport News Division (757) 247-0784
  • Norfolk Division (757) 441-6391
  • Richmond Division (804) 916-2230

 

If the defendant does not appear in court as scheduled, an arrest warrant may be issued and/or notice sent to the DMV resulting in the suspension of driving privileges.

 

For additional information, please visit the ticket instructions page of the CVB website, or contact CVB directly at 1-800-827-2982.

 

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Division Specific Traffic Docket Information

 

 

Alexandria Division

 

The Alexandria Division has jurisdiction over the following federal property, which includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Fort Myer
  • Fort Belvoir
  • Quantico
  • CIA
  • Pentagon

 

Traffic dockets are posted on the second floor outside of the Clerk’s Office. There is often more than one traffic docket posted. Please make an inquiry at the public counter if you need any assistance, such as directions to a courtroom.

 

Traffic matters are heard by U.S. Magistrate Judges. The courtroom locations vary, based on which judge is presiding over a particular traffic docket. Prosecutors normally arrive outside the courtroom at 9:00 a.m. Judges normally take the bench at 10:00 a.m.

 

Please click here for directions to the courthouse, important security information to gain entry to the courthouse, and other Alexandria Division logistics.

 

If you need to request a disposition of a traffic matter after court is over, please contact CVB directly.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (703) 299-3311.

 

Newport News Division

 

The Newport News Division has jurisdiction over the following federal property, which includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Langley Air Force Base
  • Fort Eustis
  • Colonial Parkway / VA / Federal Protective Service / Camp Peary
  • Fort Monroe / Naval Weapons Station

 

Traffic dockets are posted in the first floor lobby. Please make an inquiry at the public counter if you need any additional assistance.

 

Traffic matters are heard by U.S. Magistrate Judges in Courtroom 2, located on the third floor. The check-in process begins at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom, and the judge takes the bench at 9:00 a.m.

 

DUI dockets are held each Friday in the Norfolk Division - not Newport News.

 

Please click here for directions to the courthouse, important security information to gain entry to the courthouse, and other Newport News Division logistics.

 

If you need to request a disposition of a traffic matter after court is over, please contact CVB directly.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (757) 247-0784.

 

Norfolk Division

 

The Norfolk Division has jurisdiction over the following federal property, which includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Oceana / Dam Neck
  • Fort Story
  • Fish & Wildlife / Federal Protective Service
  • Naval Base
  • Little Creek
  • Naval Shipyard

 

Traffic matters are heard by U.S. Magistrate Judges in Magistrate Courtroom 2, located on the first floor. The check-in process begins at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom, and the judge takes the bench at 9:00 a.m. Please make an inquiry at the public counter (Room 193) if you need any additional assistance.

 

DUI dockets for both Norfolk and Newport News are held each Friday in the Norfolk Division.

 

Please click here for directions to the courthouse, important security information to gain entry to the courthouse, and other Norfolk Division logistics.

 

If you need to request a disposition of a traffic matter after court is over, please contact CVB directly.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (757) 222-7222.

 

Richmond Division

 

The Richmond Division has jurisdiction over the following federal property, which includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Fort Lee
  • Fort A.P. Hill
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Defense General Supply Center
  • Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (Hunter Holmes McGuire Richmond VA Medical Center)

 

The Fort Lee docket is generally held on alternating Mondays. The remaining dockets are held on Tuesdays. The Court also holds a fish and wildlife docket on an as-needed basis. Please make an inquiry at the public counter on the third floor if you need any additional assistance.

 

Traffic matters are heard by U.S. Magistrate Judges. Court is held on the 5th floor.

 

Please click here for directions to the courthouse, important security information to gain entry to the courthouse, and other Richmond Division logistics.

 

If you need to request a disposition of a traffic matter after court is over, please contact CVB directly.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (804) 916-2230.

 

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