Red Light Camera Tickets
 


The Town of Landover Hills Maryland’s red light cameras, consist of a system of stationary cameras that use sensors working in conjunction
with a traffic control signal to record images of motor vehicles entering an intersection during a red light signal phase.  Photos and video are taken
from the rear of the vehicle with the red light signal visible, both before entering the intersection and while the vehicle is in the intersection.
The red light enforcement cameras are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.  Fines for each red light violation
are $75.00.  Failure to pay this civil penalty, or to contest liability in a timely manner, is an admission of liability which may result in refusal or suspension of the motor vehicle’s registration.  Intersection locations with red light cameras are listed below.

 

Red Light Camera Locations

     ·        Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) Eastbound at 71st Avenue

     ·        Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) Westbound at 71st Avenue

     ·        Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) Eastbound at Ardwick Ardmore Road

 

How to Pay a Red Light Camera Citation

 

Payment Options:

 

  ·        On-line – to pay a red light camera citation on-line, go to www.violationinfo.com. (credit card or e-check payment only).

  ·        Telephone - to pay a red light camera citation by telephone – call 1-866-790-4111 (credit card or e-check payment only).

  ·        Mail - to pay a red light camera citation by mail – Only money orders are accepted.  Please include the citation number

             and vehicle tag number on your money order.  Mail your remittance stub along with your money orderto the    
         Town of Landover Hills Police Department, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills, Maryland 20784

  ·        In Person – to pay a red light camera citation in person, please come to the Town of Landover Hills, Town Hall, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills,  
         
Maryland 20784.  Only cash or money orders are accepted for payments at  the Landover Hills Town Hall.  Please bring the exact amount of the  
                          fine.

Flagged Vehicles 

 

A flag is a suspension of the violating vehicle’s registration, placed by the Maryland MVA, when a citation fine is not paid by the due date.
Unpaid citations are subject to additional consequences, including vehicle registration non-renewal or suspension and flagging fees by the MVA.

 

How do I have the flag removed? 


• Pay the total amount due on all citations 
• Obtain a VR119 flag release form (“Traffic Control/Parking Fine Receipt”) from the Town of Landover Hills,
 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills, Maryland 20784.
• Provide to MVA with a copy of the VR119 form, which informs them to release the registration flag

 

Stolen Vehicle or Stolen Tags 

My vehicle or tags were stolen before the citation was issued. The motorist must submit a copy of the police report or documentation from MVA listing the date of theft or cancellation of stolen tags or vehicle.  If the date of the theft reported to the police is before the citation date, the citation will be dismissed.  If the citation date does not match time frame of police report, the motorist will be responsible for payment.  Documentation may be mailed to
the
Town of Landover Hills Police Department, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills, Maryland 20784

 

How to Contest a Red Light Camera Citation

You may contest a citation by requesting a court date and going to trial.  The back of the citation form has a section that must be completed and mailed if a court date is requested.  This completed request section must be returned to the Landover Hills Maryland, Red Light Camera program at: The Town of Landover Hills Police Department, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills, Maryland 20784. The court date and location information will be mailed back to you.

Citation payments are considered admission of liability, once the citation is paid, it is considered that the violator has waived his/her right to a hearing.  Exceptions must be submitted to the District Court of Maryland for approval.

If you cannot attend the scheduled court date, one additional court date may be scheduled if a request is received before the originally scheduled court date.

A court date may be cancelled via a telephone call or written request prior to the scheduled court date. Please call (301) 773-6400.

Failing to appear for a scheduled court date will be considered to be a Failure to Appear (FTA), and a judgment of “Liable” will be entered by the District Court Judge. 
Note: District Court Guidelines dictate that the violator is deemed “liable” via FTA.  Any request for a rescheduled trial date* must include:

• A written request for rescheduled court date 
• All associated citation information 
• Reference to the original hearing date 
• Requestors telephone or contact number 
• Requestors most current address 
• A self –addressed and stamped return envelope

All letters must be mailed to the Town of Landover Hills Police Department, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills, Maryland 20784.

*The final decision will be left up to the District Court


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be represented by an attorney? “Yes – that is your right.”

When should I contact an attorney? “You must do so in time for your scheduled court date.”

I live out of state.  Can I write in to the courts for a decision? Maryland state law does not provide for written administrative appeal.  The authority to adjudicate appeals of red light citations is reserved to the District Court of Maryland.  There is no dispensation provided in the law for out-of-state residents.

What happens if I do not have an attorney at my trial? The judge could decide that you have waived your rights to an attorney and compel you to waive your rights to an attorney and you must represent yourself.

I loaned my car to someone else.  Why am I responsible for the citation? Liability for citations ultimately rests with the registered owner. 


The registered owner has the right to identify the person who was in care, custody, or control of the vehicle at the time of the red light citation.  To transfer liability, the registered owner must provide: 


• A sworn written statement sent certified mail / Return Receipt Requested 
• The citation number 
• Any other corroborating evidence, which may include the name, address, and driver’s license number of the person driving the vehicle at the time of the citation. 


The request must be sent to: 
The Town of Landover Hills Police Department, Red Light Camera Enforcement Program, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills, Maryland 20784.

NOTE: If the identified driver does not satisfy the citation, the registered owner is still ultimately responsible.  The registered owner will be subject to further action to include vehicle registration flagging and collections.

 

Why was I issued this citation? The citation was issued because your motor vehicle entered an intersection during a red light signal phase.

 

The registered owner of this vehicle is deceased.  What can I do about the outstanding citations that were issued to their vehicle? Citations assigned to the vehicle of a now deceased registered owner may be dismissed upon receipt of the following documentation: 

 

·        For citations issued prior to the date of death: 
 A copy of the death certificate of the registered owner 

·        For citations issued after the date of death: 
A copy of plate cancellation receipt from MVA.

 

The individual will be notified as to the status of the citations in question.

 

Will points be assessed against my license?  No.  Points will not be assessed against your driver’s license. 

 

Will my insurance be affected by a red light camera citation?  Your vehicle’s insurance will not be affected by a red light camera citation.

 I think a red light camera took a photo of my vehicle.  How long will it take to get the citation in the mail?  Citations will be mailed no later than 14 days after the violation occurs.