Administrative Traffic Citations


The Minnesota Legislature enacted a new law, Minn. Stat. § 169.999, to authorize the issuance of administrative citations for certain traffic offenses and to prescribe criteria for the citations. To use this authority, local governments must do the following two things, among others:

  • They must pass a resolution that conforms to the law to authorize issuance of administrative citations; and
  • They must use the Uniform Administrative Citation form created by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Local units of government can purchase administrative traffic citation books through the Cooperative Purchasing Venture (the state contract). If you have questions about the Uniform Administrative Citation form, contact Steve Bluml, Director of Information Services, Minnesota State Patrol, at (651) 201-7119.

For additional general information about the law, see the Statement of Position “Administrative Citations for Traffic Violations”, which can be found here.


Date this Avoiding Pitfall was most recently published: 04/26/2013