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Cherry Hills Village Red Light Enforcement Program

View your violation images and video online
Visit www.ViolationInfo.com to view information about your Notice of Violation. You will be asked to enter your Notice number and PIN number which are found on the front of your Warning or Notice of Violation, in the upper right corner, inside the red box.

How much is the civil penalty?
The civil penalty is $75 for each offense.

How much time do I have to pay my Notice of Violation?
You must pay the civil penalty on or before the due date on your Notice of Violation. The due date for payment is located on the top and bottom right of your Notice of Violation. A late fee will be assessed if the penalty is not paid by the due date on the Notice of Violation.

What are my options?
There are three options:

  1. Pay $75 penalty.
    • Pay Online. Logon to www.ViolationInfo.com by entering your Notice number and PIN number shown in the red box on the front right of your Notice. Click the Pay button. There is a convenience fee of $4.00 that will be assessed at the time of payment.
    • Pay by Mail. Mail your check or money order (payable to the City of Cherry Hills) in the enclosed envelope along with the coupon printed at the bottom of the notice. DO NOT SEND CASH. Be sure to make your payment within 30 days of the issue date and include your notice # on your payment. The mailing address is:
      City of Cherry Hills Village
      Photo Enforcement Program
      PO Box 12129
      Scottsdale, AZ 85267-22127
  2. Contest the Notice of Violation.
    You have the right to contest the imposition of the civil penalty by requesting, in writing, an administrative hearing by the due date. You must request an administrative hearing by signing the coupon on the back of the Notice of Violation and mailing it so that it is received by the due date on the Notice. You will be notified in writing of the date, time and location of the hearing. If you are found liable after the administrative hearing or you request a hearing but fail to appear at the time and place of the hearing, you will be liable for the amount of the penalty. If you are found liable for the civil penalty after an administrative hearing, you shall pay the civil penalty within 30 days of the determination of liability.

  3. Submit an Affidavit of Non-Liability stating you were not driving the car.
    If your vehicle had been stolen or sold at the time of violation, or otherwise not in your care, custody, or control, you may submit a sworn affidavit to that effect to the Cherry Hills Police Department to state that you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the violation. You may obtain an Affidavit of Non-Liability by visiting www.ViolationInfo.com or at the Cherry Hills Police Department. This affidavit must be filled out accurately and in its entirety, and it must be notarized. You may submit the completed, signed and notarized Affidavit in any of the following ways before the due date that appears on the front of your Notice of Violation:
    • Mail it to:
      Violations Processing Center
      PO Box 12129
      Scottsdale, AZ 85267
    • or Fax to: 1 (480) 990-4819;

If you are a rental car company or in the business of leasing vehicles, send a letter providing the name and address of the driver or lessee, along with a copy of the Notice, by the due date on the Notice of Violation to: Violation Processing Center, PO Box 12129, Scottsdale, AZ 85267

Why has the City of Cherry Hills Village decided to implement the Automated Red Light Enforcement Program?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, annually nearly 2 million crashes occur in intersections nationwide. In 2005, red light running resulted in 800 fatalities and over 165,000 injuries nationwide. It is believed that an automated red light camera program will reduce the number of red light collisions and injuries associated with such crashes. The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in the City. The goal of the program is to reduce red light running violations, red light crashes, and red light injury crashes without impacting city funds.

What is a red light running violation?

A red light running violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red. Motorists already in the intersection when the signal changes to red, when waiting to turn for example, are not considered red light violators.

Where are the automated red light cameras located?

Cameras are installed on west-bound E Belleview Ave at S University Blvd.

Why did I receive this Notice of Violation?

Based upon images captured by the automated system, your vehicle was determined to have committed a red light violation. As the registered owner of the vehicle, the Notice of Violation is mailed to you.

If I am in the intersection when the light is yellow and the light changes to red, will I receive a Notice of Violation?

No. The automated system only becomes active once the red light is showing. It will not capture a vehicle if the vehicle enters the intersection prior to the light changing to red. If you entered the intersection on yellow, it is legal to clear the intersection if the light turned red while you were still in the intersection.

What if I was not the driver/owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation?

If your vehicle had been stolen or sold at the time of violation, or otherwise not in your care, custody, or control, you may submit a sworn affidavit to that effect to the Cherry Hills Police Department to state that you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the violation. You may obtain an Affidavit of Non-Liability by visiting www.ViolationInfo.com or at the Cherry Hills Police Department. This affidavit must be filled out accurately and in its entirety, and it must be notarized. You may submit the completed, signed and notarized Affidavit in any of the following ways before the due date that appears on the front of your Notice of Violation:

  • Mail it to:
    Violations Processing Center
    PO Box 12129
    Scottsdale, AZ 85267
  • or Fax to: 1 (480) 990-4819;

What happens if I ignore the Notice of Violation?

Failure to pay the civil penalty or to contest liability by the due date on the Notice is an admission of liability. Failure to appear at an administrative hearing after having requested a hearing is an admission of liability and constitutes a waiver of the right to appeal. Failure to pay the civil penalty by the due date on the Notice of Violation shall result in a late-payment fee of $25. If the second notice remains unpaid, the notice may be sent to collections.

Will I receive any points on my driving record for this violation?

No, the civil penalty will not be recorded on the registered owner’s driving record.

Will my insurance rates be affected?

No, the civil penalty will not affect your insurance.

Will an arrest warrant be issued?

No, a warrant for arrest will not be issued, as this is a civil violation and not a criminal offense.

Will the red light cameras take a picture of the driver of the vehicle?

Yes, a picture of the driver is taken to identify him or her.

Is this only a revenue-generating program?

No, this is a safety program. Automated red light systems have been shown to reduce red light violations and intersection crashes. Numerous studies throughout the U.S. and worldwide, as well as the experience of many other cities, indicate significant decreases in red light running violations and collisions after cameras were installed. Often times, a spill-over effect results from automated enforcement: other intersections not monitored by automated enforcement also see a decrease in violations and accidents because of the presence of enforcement in other areas of the community.
 
Click here for an article about the effectivness of traffic programs.

What if I was issued a citation from an officer for the same offense?

The citation issued by a police officer takes precedence over an automated Notice of Violation. You must request an administrative hearing and bring both the citation and the Notice of Violation with you to the hearing. The hearing officer will take the appropriate action.

I have received multiple Notices of Violation; do I have to send in a separate payment for each?

No, you may send one check in one envelope; however, you must include payment coupons for each Notice of Violation you received. If you received three violation notices, you may send in one check with three coupons and each Notice number written on your check.

What if my check bounces?

You will be responsible for a returned check fee of $25.00 in addition to any late fees and the original fine amount. You will receive a letter from the City of Cherry Hills detailing the new amount due.

Can I get an extension or set up a payment plan?

No, extensions and payment plans are not available. There is a five-day grace period after the due date before a late fee will be added.

My payment has already been sent; will I still be charged late fees?

Late fees will NOT be assessed if your payment is postmarked on or before the due date located on the front of your Notice of Violation..

I paid the violation; why did I receive another Notice?

The Notice you just received could be for additional violations or it could be a second notice which is now a Delinquent Notice. If it is a Delinquent Notice, chances are that your payment and the Notice crossed in the mail.

I do not believe I ran a red light. How can I view the images and video?

Log on to www.ViolationInfo.com. To log on to the site you must enter the Notice Number and the PIN Number located at the top right of your Notice of Violation. If you do not have Internet access, you may visit the Cherry Hills Police Department at 2450 E Quincy Ave, Cherry Hills, CO 80113 to view the images and video; however, you must first contact the police department at (303) 761-8711 to schedule an appointment.

I do not believe I ran a red light and want to discuss my case with someone.

To contest the violation, you must request an administrative hearing in writing on or before the due date listed on the top and bottom right of your notice of violation. To request a hearing sign the coupon located on the bottom of your notice of violation and mail it in the envelope provided. You will receive a letter in the mail stating the date and time you are scheduled to appear.

What is an administrative hearing?

An administrative hearing is an opportunity in which you may appear in front of a city-appointed hearing officer and discuss the circumstances surrounding your Notice of Violation. As detailed in the ordinance section below, you may schedule a hearing to contest the imposition of the civil penalty.

Is there an extra fee for an administrative hearing?

No, there is no extra cost to schedule an administrative hearing. A person who is found liable after an administrative hearing or who requests an administrative hearing and fails to appear at the time and place of the hearing is responsible for the civil penalty of $75 and shall pay that amount within 30 days of the hearing date.

If, however, after an administrative hearing, you are found not liable, no penalty will be assessed.

Do I have to pay the fee on the day of the hearing?

No, you have 30 days from the date of a liable judgment to pay the penalty.

Can I request an administrative hearing over the phone?

No, all requests must be in writing.

I am Handicapped and unable to appear in court for my hearing.

You must respond to your Notice of Violation on or before your due date. If you wish to contest the Notice of Violation, you do not need to appear before an Adjudication Hearing officer. However you must submit in writing, on or before your due date, a copy of your disabled placard and a written explanation of your actions or concerns. This written explanation will be reviewed and a decision will be issued by mail. Please call the Cherry Hills Police Department (303-761-8711) for additional information.

Can I make a hearing request over the phone?

No, all requests must be in writing.

Can someone other than me attend the hearing?

No, only the person(s) named on the Notice of Violation, their legal counsel and/or their legal guardian (if the person named on the violation is a minor) may appear at an administrative hearing.

How do I know that these violations are valid?

Images of your vehicle were captured and recorded by an Automated Intersection Safety System. The images and video of the actual violation may be viewed online at www.ViolationInfo.com. The images and video were reviewed by a sworn officer of the Cherry Hills police Department before the alleged civil infraction was affirmed and mailed to you as the registered owner or identified driver.

What company provides the red light camera program in Cherry Hills Village?

The City of Cherry Hills Village has contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS) to provide the Automated Red Light Enforcement Program. ATS will install and maintain all equipment related to this program and process violations captured by the equipment. ATS is a leading provider of technology and business solutions that support electronic toll and traffic management programs worldwide. For more information about ATS, log on to www.atsol.com.

How does an intersection safety camera work?


First image:
The "A" shot is captured from the rear approach showing: the scene of the violation including the back of the violating vehicle in front of the stop line; one or more visible red light signals.
Second image:
The "B" shot is also captured from the rear approach showing: the scene of the violation including the back of the violating vehicle after the rear axle has crossed the stop line and the vehicle has illegally entered the intersection; one or more visible red light signals; and a clear image of the license plate of the offending vehicle.
License plate close-up:
A magnified "crop" of the license plate is created from one of the two images for easy viewing.

What are the facts about red light running?
A crash caused by a driver who runs a red light is more likely to result in serious injury or death.

  • Deaths caused by red light running are increasing at more than three times the rate of increase for all other fatal crashes.
  • More people are injured in crashes involving red light running than in any other crash type.
  • Reduction in red light running through a comprehensive red light camera program will promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare of Cherry Hills Village's citizens.


Most people run red lights because they are in a hurry, when in fact they only save seconds.

  • Almost all drivers (96%) fear being struck by a red light runner.
  • A majority of Americans (56%) admit to running red lights.
  • Red light runners can be anyone who drives.
  • One in three Americans knows someone who has been injured or killed in a red light running crash.
  • Red light running is often a result of aggressive driving, and is completely preventable.

Sources: "Stop Red Light Running," Federal Highway Administration Safety Website: safety.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/srlr.htm.2002.
R. A. Retting and A.F. Williams, "Characteristics of Red Light Violators: Results of a Field Investigation," Journal of Safety Research (1996): 27.1, 9-15.

What information supports that Red Light Cameras Do Affect Driver Behavior?

  • In Garland, Texas, crashes caused by red light runners decreased by 56% (from 43 crashes to 19) at the four intersections where red light cameras were installed. Overall, crashes were reduced by 25% and all injury crashes were reduced by 27%.
    Source: “Report on the Effectiveness of Automated Red Light Enforcement,” City of Garland Transportation Department, Sept. 2006
  • From 1994-2005, red light running violations decreased 73% in New York City.
  • Accidents are down 11% in the intersections with red light cameras in Arnold, Missouri according to Police Chief Robert Shockey. At the Rockport intersection located in front of a school, accidents are down 50%.
  • During the first year of operation of the red light camera enforcement safety program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, red light violations decreased 70% and 88% at two of the intersections where cameras are operating according to State House Speaker John M. Perzel (R-172).
  • Public safety officials in Columbus, Ohio report a 72% decline in red light violations between March and August 2006. Additionally intersections monitored by cameras previously averaged 5 to 14 crashes caused by red light running per year, and since the program was implemented only one crash has been recorded.
  • In Fairfax, Virginia after one year of camera enforcement, violations were reduced by about 40%. Additionally, 84% of its residents supported the use of red light cameras.
  • Significant citywide crash reductions have followed the introduction of red light cameras in Oxnard, California: 7% overall crash reduction; 29% reduction in injury-related crashes; 32% reduction in front-into-side crashes; 68% reduction in front-into-side crashes involving injury.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina reported the following findings based on a before and after study done at 17 intersections: 37% decrease in angle crashes at intersections with cameras; 60% decrease in angle crashes at approaches with cameras; all crash types reduced by 19%; crash severity reduced 16%.
  • Red light running accidents decreased 30% in the year after red light cameras were installed in Baltimore County, Maryland compared to the prior year.
  • Red light running in Savannah, Georgia has decreased by 45% since installing a red light camera.

Source: “Red light Cameras: A Proven Method to Save Lives,” National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running