SafeLight Citation Payments

Pay online, phone, by mail, in person or appeal your citation

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Payment Options

The $50 fine for running a red traffic signal was set by the North Carolina General Assembly.

There are a variety of ways to pay your SafeLight red-light citation. Choose the one that works best for you. If you run into any trouble or have questions, please reach out to customer service through email at or by calling 919-832-7436 during regular business hours.

You will need to have your citation number from the red-light citation you received in the mail in order to perform most payment options. Contact Customer Service and provide your license tag number and they can look up your citation number. 919-832-7436 (Select Option 0).

Payment Options

Payment Type  Information 
Online SafeLight Citation Payments To submit payment for your citation online, you must enter your citation number. Visa and MasterCard are the only payment methods accepted for online payments. Pay online

By Phone

Please call during business hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday except City holidays. Select option 2.

You will need to provide your citation number with the Pay-By-Phone option. If you do not have your citation number, Customer Service can search for your citation by your license plate number. Visa and MasterCard are the only payment methods accepted for phone payments. 

By Mail
  • Make check or money order payable to SafeLight Raleigh.
  • Please include your name, address, plate number and citation number to ensure proper credit.
  • Include your name and address on the envelope.
  • Mail payment to:
    City of Raleigh - SafeLight
    PO Box 746783
    Atlanta, GA 30374-6783

Note: Self-addressed envelope included for check or money order citation payments only. Do not mail appeals/transfers/correspondence in this envelope as they will not be processed.

In Person

You may pay in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for City-observed holidays, at: Avery C. Upchurch Municipal Complex, First Floor, Revenue Services Lobby, 222 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC

Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted.



James Sudano

Service Categories:
Traffic Engineering
Related Services:
SafeLight Red Light Camera Program



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