Automated Red Light Camera Enforcement Program
About the program
Verra Mobility, Inc manages the automated Red Light Camera program citations and its equipment on behalf of the City of Laurel.
The City is one of many jurisdictions in the Washington Metropolitan area to use automated red light camera enforcement to reduce traffic crashes, and pedestrian accidents and save lives. The program provides automated enforcement in residential commercial areas. Red Light cameras provide police with one more tool to protect pedestrians and other motorists by targeting drivers who fail to stop when the light turns red or fail to stop prior to making a right turn on a red light, as the law requires.
The fine for failing to stop on the red light is $75 for each violation. Violators activate the camera resulting in the issuance of a citation that is mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. All violators have the option to pay the fine or contest the violation by requesting a court hearing within the 30-day time limit indicated on the citation.
Please note what the Maryland State traffic light law states concerning a right-on-red turn:
- The Maryland State Traffic Light Law states that if there are no signs prohibiting it, you may make a right turn on red after a full and complete stop-not a hesitation or a slow roll-before the white traffic control or intersection line (not the cross walk lines), after which you may proceed with caution.
- Just as you would stop first for a "stop sign" or a "flashing red light," all the more for a solid, steady glowing red light which must be obeyed first, at all times since you do not have the right-of-way at that point. [This law is in effect in all 50 states (exception: No right turns permitted on red in New York City, and as of January 1 ,2019, Washington, DC. This infraction comes with a $350 and $300 fine respectively in these cities).]
- Photo violations do not result in points and cannot be used to increase a person's insurance rates. Be sure to go online to view the video of your infraction (photos do not show motion/action). The video is what's used as evidence in court.
Payment of Fines
If your vehicle was issued a citation, you have thirty days including weekends and holidays from the date of issuance to pay the penalty shown on the ticket. A late fee of twenty-five dollars is added if not paid within the first 30 days. A $20 flagging fee is added if an additional 30 days pass without a payment made on or before the next the due date.
To view the video and photos of your infraction or to pay your citation, log on to the Violation Information website. Select the option you need to view video/photos or to "pay" and enter your Notice/Citation/Document number and PIN number shown on the upper right and lower left corners of your citation. This will take you to a secure page containing your citation information. A $4 credit card convenience fee is assessed at the time of payment. Visa/MC/AmEx/Discover are accepted.
Pay by Mail
Mail your check or money order (payable to the City of Laurel) in the enclosed envelope along with the coupon printed at the bottom of the Citation. Do not mail cash. To avoid late fees, please ensure your payment arrives on or before the payment due date by allowing 10 to 12 business days for payment to arrive. It is recommended to get a mail receipts from the UPS clerk as proof of mailing in a timely manner should delivery be delayed.
City of Laurel
Red Light Camera Enforcement
P.O. Box 35131
Seattle, WA 98124-5131
Pay by Phone
Call 866-790-4111, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a $4 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will need to enter your Notice/Citation/Document number and PIN number shown on the upper right and lower left corners of your citation. Visa/MC/AmEx/Discover are accepted.
Appeal the Citation
To contest the citation, you may request a court hearing by returning the completed form on the back of the Citation (front and back must be included) to the Laurel Police Department (not the payment center) at 811 Fifth Street, Laurel, MD 20707. Court hearings are held at the District Court of Maryland for Prince George's County in Hyattsville, MD. Your completed form must be received on or before the "payment due date" shown on the front of the Citation. If you appear in Court, the maximum amount the judge can fine you is $100 plus any court costs.
You will be notified by mail of the court date. If you do not receive a notification of your court date within 30 days, call the City of Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm ET and ask for the Services Supervisor.
Contact the City of Laurel Red Light Camera Enforcement Customer Service Office toll free at 866-790-4111, or the City of Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm ET and ask for the Central Records Unit.
If you have received an MVA Flag for a Red Light Camera ticket, you must pay the Red Light citation using one of the payment methods listed above. Once payment is received, MVA will be electronically notified within 24-hours to release the flag hold on your account. You will also need to go to the MVA website to pay the $30 administrative fee that MVA charges for the flagging process.