Traffic Tickets


The goal of the Tiverton Police Department’s traffic enforcement program is to promote the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of vehicular traffic and deliver traffic-related services designed to reduce the number of traffic accidents. The Tiverton Police Department’s Uniform Division will enforce traffic laws in a consistent and courteous manner to foster a positive public image, while providing all necessary police traffic related services.


What It Means to Pay Your Traffic Ticket

Essentially, paying your RI traffic ticket is an admission of guilt―even if you plead "no contest." Other points to remember about paying your Rtraffic ticket:

  • You can pay a traffic ticket (citation) online or pay by mail.  

  • Some RI traffic violations are serious enough for a suspended or revoked driver's license.

  • Depending on your driving history, you could receive a habitual offender label.

  • You auto insurance company will probably increase your rates.

  • The judge might dismiss your traffic ticket on a good driving record claim.


Good Driving Record Ticket Dismissal

Per Rhode Island's “good driving record" statute, you can request the court dismiss your traffic ticket based on your good driving record; if the court agrees, your traffic ticket will disappear. However, you must still pay all related court costs.


Plead Not Guilty in Rhode Island

Some drivers find pleading "guilty" and paying their fines more convenient than contesting their charges; others don't.  You can enter a "not guilty" plea during your arraignment and schedule a hearing to fight your traffic case in court. 


Pay Your Rhode Island Traffic Ticket Online

You can pay your Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal ticket online if your ticket is through the Traffic Tribunal. Visit the Rhode Island Judiciary Online Payment system to get started. NOTE: Some traffic violations require the driver to appear in court. Check your traffic ticket for information about a mandatory court appearance before paying your ticket fine and moving on.  Keep reading if your traffic ticket is with the Tiverton Municipal Court.


Tiverton Municipal Court

You can pay your Tiverton Municipal Court ticket online.  Click HERE to pay your Municipal Court ticket.   You may also mail the payment to:


Tiverton Municipal Court

20 Industrial Way

Tiverton, RI 02878

The Municipal Court clerk  is Ms. Linda Hancock.  Ms. Hancock can be reached at (401) 625-6717 ext. 113 (office), (401) 816-5551 (fax), (email). Ms. Hancock is responsible for all matters heard before the Tiverton Municipal Court to include traffic citations.


Court Locations

If your ticket indicates that you must appear in court, check to see if it is a Tiverton Municipal Court ticket or a Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Ticket.   The court locations are:


Tiverton Municipal Court

Located at the Tiverton Public Library (Community Room)

34 Roosevelt Ave.

Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

(Do not mail payments to this address)

Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Satellite Location (Wakefield)

Oliver Stedman Government Center

4800 Tower Hill Road

Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879

(Do not mail payments to this address)


Directions to RITT Wakefield




Know Your Rights- Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal- This pamphlet lists your rights when you have been charged with a civil traffic violation.

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Tiverton Police Department, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton Rhode Island 02878.  

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