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.

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

1-877-504-7080
8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday Leave a message and your call will be returned

In person

Montgomery County Dept.of Finance
255 Rockville Pike Suite L-15 Rockville MD 20850

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
255 Rockville Pike
Suite L-15 Rockville MD 20850
(Entrance on Monroe St.)
Main Office 240-777-8970
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 ateu.bus@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-773-6050