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*Please note payment is not accepted at City Hall or the Hagerstown Police Department*

1.    Pay Online


2.    Pay by phone by calling (443) 749-8839. Have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card information ready.

3.    Mail a check or money order to:
       Automated Speed Enforcement
       City of Hagerstown, MD
       P.O. Box 5046
        Hagerstown, MD  21740

City of Hagerstown Designations Pursuant to House Bill 929
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As a result of the new Speed Camera Monitoring Law, HB 929, passed during the 2014 Legislative Session, the following changes have been made to the department’s “Safe Speeds for Students” program:

Program Administrator
Officer Tim Rossiter has been appointed as the department’s Safe Speeds for Students Program Administrator. The position description, as outlined in the law, is as follows:  The person chosen by the local jurisdiction, not affiliated with the contractor, who manages the speed monitoring program.  The administrator shall be trained before beginning the program and every two years thereafter.  As the Administrator, Officer Rossiter oversees all operations of the system, including activating and de-activating the cameras, approving citations, calibration/certifications, and ensuring the system is operating efficiently and effectively. Officer Rossiter also provides patrol support to the Downtown Squad and responds to calls as necessary.

Click here for a copy of Officer Rossiter's certification to operate the automated speed enforcement system.

Program Ombudsman
Lt. Chad Woodring has been appointed to serve as the Safe Speeds for Students Program Ombudsman.  The new law states that the local jurisdiction shall designate an official or employee to investigate and respond to questions or concerns about the local jurisdiction's speed monitoring system or a violation.  This designee shall have the authority to void erroneous violations.  This designee may not be employed by a contractor or be involved in the review of any violations. 

Click here for a copy of Lt. Woodring's certification.

For questions regarding a citation, please contact the Hagerstown Police Department by phone at 301-739-8577 x 250.

Postal Mail: 

Automated Speed Enforcement
   City of Hagerstown, MD
   P.O. Box 5046
   Hagerstown, MD  21741


About the Safe Speed for Students Program
The Safe Speed for Students Program was implemented by the City of Hagerstown in April of 2012 with a goal to increase safety for students around our schools with the use of automated speed enforcement. Based on traffic studies conducted before the launch of the program, the presence of speed cameras has contributed to as much as an 80% - 90% decrease in the number of drivers exceeding the speed limit by 12 miles per hour or more in school zones. The cameras were strategically placed in areas where students typically cross the street and where the traffic studies indicated a higher occurrence of speeding drivers.

There are 13 designated school zones in the city of Hagerstown approved for automated speed enforcement. Each area is marked with appropriate signage to notify drivers that the school zone is photo-enforced. Click here to view a map that shows locations of the speed camera systems.

The City of Hagerstown adopted Section 21-809 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland in developing an ordinance to operate speed cameras in our school zones, which specifies the following guidelines:

  • Cameras operate from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • Vehicles traveling 12 miles per hour or faster over the posted speed limit will be cited. Tickets are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.
  • Drivers are charged a $40 penalty, which is discounted $5 if paid within 7 days of receiving the ticket. If the ticket is not paid within 30 days, there will be an additional $20 late fee.

Drivers who are cited will not receive points on their license, nor will the citation appear on an individual's driving record. In addition, the ticket will not be reported to a driver's insurance company.

Radar Certification

Maryland State Law requires the radar units to be certified annually, but the Hagerstown Police Department exceeds those standards by certifying the radar units twice a year.

Click here to view the most recent radar certification logs.


More Information
Maryland State Law:

TA 21-803
    
Allows local authorities to establish school zones within ½ mile of a school.
TA 21-809

    Sets violations for automated speed enforcement at 12 mph or more. Maximum fine of $40.
 
Full Copy of current Maryland Law updated June 2014  


Hagerstown City Ordinances:
Section 60-17: Authorized Speed Monitoring Systems in School Zones; (C) (2) permits a $5 discount if paid within 7 days of the issuance of the citation. Establishes a $20 late fee if paid more than 30 days after the issuance of the citation.

Section 60-18: Established the City of Hagerstown, Maryland School Zones; within 200 yards of the school property.

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