CVB – Tickets on Federal Land

The Central Violations Bureau (CVB) is a national center responsible for processing violation notices (tickets) issued and payments received for petty offenses committed on federal property.

Federal citations (tickets) are issued by law enforcement personnel from agencies such as:  National Park Service, U. S. Fish & Wildlife, Nellis Air Force Base, U. S. Forest Service, Hoover Dam Police/Bureau of Reclamation, and Bureau of Land Management.

Pay your ticket online at www.cvb.uscourts.gov

Payment Mailing Address:
Central Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 71363
Philadelphia, PA 19176-1363

Phone: (800) 827-2982 or (210) 301-6400
Email:  info@cvb.uscourts.gov

If the citation you received does not say “United States District Court Violation Notice” across the top, then you did not receive a federal citation. For other citations, in Northern Nevada, contact the Reno Justice Court at 775-325-6503; in Southern Nevada, contact the Las Vegas Justice Court at 702-671-3444.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can pay for your citation online at www.cvb.uscourts.gov. Click on the “Pay On-Line” link on the home page. Have a copy of your ticket available as you will need the CVB Location code located in the box at the top right corner of your ticket.

You may contact the Central Violations Bureau by calling 800-827-2982 for your current balance and payment information.  Use option 4 to hear an automated recording with the status of your ticket.

Federal citations (tickets) are issued by law enforcement personnel from agencies such as the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Nellis Air Force Base, U.S. Forest Service, Hoover Dam Police/Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and V.A. Police. If the citation you received does not say “United States District Court Violation Notice” across the top, then you did not receive a federal ticket. For other citations contact the Reno Justice Court at 775-325-6503 (northern nevada) or the Las Vegas Justice Court at 702-671-3444 (southern nevada).

If the Notice to Appear shows an amount due, you may choose to pay your fine in full instead of appearing in court. Your payment must be received 24 hours prior to your scheduled court date to avoid further action.  You may pay on-line at www.cvb.uscourts.gov.

You may contact the Central Violations Bureau (CVB) to request a transfer to the U.S. District Court where you live.  CVB phone: 1-800-827-2982; CVB Email: info@cvb.uscourts.gov

Please be advised:  To request a transfer, you must be willing to plead “guilty” and waive your right to a trial. If you intend to plea “not guilty,” you must make your initial appearance at the designated court. You must return to court for trial at the date and time set at your initial appearance.

Yes, appearance is mandatory.

You will be notified by the Central Violations Bureau of your court date by mail. You will receive a Notice to Appear usually within 4 to 8 weeks from issuance of the ticket.

If you fail to pay the amount due or to appear in court on the date and time scheduled, the court may issue a summons ordering you to appear or issue a warrant for your arrest.

The Central Violations Bureau (CVB) is a national center responsible for processing all federal violation citations (tickets). This includes violations that occur on federal property such as federal buildings, national parks, military installations, post offices, Veteran Affairs medical centers, national wildlife refuges, and national forests.

Contact the Central Violations Bureau at 1-800-827-2982 for the most current balance and payment information.

For petty offense and Central Violations Bureau citations (tickets), contact the Las Vegas clerk’s office at 702-464-5405 or the Reno clerk’s office at 775-686-5800. Please leave your name, address, phone number, citation number and scheduled court date so that someone can contact you.

Payments must be received on or before the scheduled court date.

Mail your payment to:
Central Violations Bureau
PO Box 71363
Philadelphia, PA, 19176-1363

Note:  Include your location code and ticket number on all payments for proper credit.