Montgomery County’s Automated School Bus Enforcement Program, Cross Safe, enforces vehicles that pass stopped school buses with the overhead red lights flashing. As of September 2019, all Montgomery county school buses are equipped with enforcement cameras.

A ticket issued through Montgomery County’s automated traffic enforcement program is a civil violation similar to a parking violation. You may pay the fine, which is an admission of guilt, or you may request a hearing. According to Maryland State law, the registered vehicle owner is responsible for the citation.

  • All vehicles, in BOTH directions must stop for a bus when the overhead lights turn red.
    • The exception is on a divided highway. That would be a roadway with a physical barrier, concrete, grass, etc. that impedes a vehicles travel.
    • The barrier must extend the length of the roadway. Pedestrian islands do not divide a roadway.
    • Painted turn lanes do not divide a roadway
    • There is no limit to number of lanes on the roadway.
  • All violations are enforced by video. To view your video, go to
  • School buses have extended stop arms for additional driver information, but we enforce when the overhead lights turn red, prior to the stop arm being extended.
  • The registered owner of the tags receives a $250.00 civil fine.
  • No points will be issued against the owner’s driver’s record.

You have the option of paying school bus tickets four different ways: online, by mail, by phone, or in person.

Pay Online

Easy & Convenient
Available 24 Hours, via credit card (Mastercard/Visa/Discover)
You must have a complete citation number and a tag number.

By mail

Montgomery County, MD
School Bus Safety Camera Program
PO Box 826993
Philadelphia, PA 19182-6993

By phone

8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday Leave a message and your call will be returned

In person

Montgomery County Dept.of Finance
27 Courthouse Square, Suite 200, Rockville


Pay Online

  • Online payments cannot be made from a cell phone or mobile device.
  • Enter complete citation number as shown.
  • Enter tag number only. No state codes. Use capital Letters.
  • Use Google or Mozilla. It will not work on internet Explorer or Edge.

Pay by Mail

Mail the School Bus Ticket with check or money order made payable to  Montgomery County, MD. Write the citation number and license plate number on your check or money order to ensure proper credit. Returned checks are subject to electronic redeposit for the face amount and a fee of $35.00. DO NOT SEND CASH.

Pay in Person

Address Montgomery County Dept. of Finance
27 Courthouse Square,
Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850
Hours 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
(except county holidays )
Forms of Payment Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa or Master Card

Questions? Contact School Bus Enforcement at or call 240-773-6050