Metro Transit Court

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In an effort to improve the experience of its patrons, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), has adopted an ordinance that is commonly referred to as the Customer Code of Conduct (English) (Spanish). The Code sets out prohibited behaviors for everyone who uses Metro facilities and/or rides the Metro system.

Metro Transit Court was established in an effort to simplify the collection of fines payable for transit and parking violations, and to provide those who feel that they have been unfairly cited with a process to contest their violation. Metro's goals for Transit Court are to improve its ability to respond to customer concerns that arise from transit and parking violations issued, lower the cost of adjudicating such cases, improve customer awareness of various safety and operational issues that are covered by the Customer Code of Conduct, and implement an appeals process that reduces costs for customers who receive violations.

If you have received a Notice of Transit Violation you may reduce your penalty by taking the Metro Transit School Tutorial. Select the Pay Violation tab, above, for more information.

 1. How can I reduce my Penalty?

 2. What is the Metro Transit School Tutorial?

 3. How do I pay a violation?

 4. How do I contest a violation?

 5. What Takes Place at an Administrative Hearing?

 6. How do I contact Metro Transit Court?

 7. Do I get a receipt when I pay for a violation?

 8. How long does it take for my payment to reflect in your system?

 9. I wanted to contest my violation but was informed that it was too late. Can I appeal and if so who can I make an appeal to?


Pay online

Pay Violation Online

Pay by mail

Mail check or money order to:
Metro Transit Court
PO Box 866015
Los Angeles, CA 90086-6015

Make payable to Metro Transit Court and write violation number on check or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH

Pay in person

Transit Court
One Gateway Plaza
Plaza Level
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm

Pay by phone

213.92COURT (213.922.6878)

You may be eligible for Installment Payment Plan (IPP) or community service. Please contact us at the phone number noted above before due date.

Reduce Your Penalty:

If you have received a Notice of Transit Violation that starts with the letter “T”, you may be able to reduce the amount of the penalty by taking Metro Transit School / Escuela de Transito.

To obtain your penalty reduction please follow these steps:

  • Watch the Metro Transit School Tutorial and complete the 3-part quiz (this should take about 20 to 30 minutes)
  • Have your Notice of Transit Violation with you so you can input the number (look in the top right corner)
  • Once you've received your Certificate of Completion an automatic $15 penalty reduction will be applied to your ticket. Please call 213.92.COURT (213.922.6878) for further instructions.

Eligibility: A person may apply his or her Certificate of Completion to reduce a Notice of Transit Violation penalty only once in a 12-month period. To be eligible for a penalty reduction the Transit School Tutorial must be completed before any second level administrative hearing is conducted.

If your violation does not begin with a “T” or if you wish to learn more about Metro’s rules and safety watch the Metro Transit School Tutorial Video/ Escuela de transito de Metro.

Payment Plan for PARKING Violations:

If you have received a Notice of Parking Violation that starts with the letter “P”, you may be able to qualify for a payment plan if you are experiencing financial difficulty.

To qualify for a payment plan, please follow these steps:

  • Complete a Declaration of Inability to Pay Waiver
  • Submit waiver to Transit Court within sixty (60) calendar days of the issuance of the Notice of Parking Violation, or ten (10) days after the administrative hearing determination, whichever is later. 

Failure to timely enroll in the payment plan within the specified time period may deem you ineligible for the payment plan.

The payment plan allows unpaid parking fines and fees to be paid off in monthly thirty-day installments of twenty-five dollars ($25) per month with payment completion within 18 months. There is no prepayment penalty for paying off the balance prior to the payment period expiring. Late fees and penalty assessments will be waived upon enrollment; however, such late fees and penalties may be reinstated if the payment plan is defaulted.

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