When a resident receives a citation, he/she must respond within 30 calendar days (including weekends) of the date on the citation. If the citation is not paid in full within 60 days of issuance, the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will be notified to flag the vehicle license plate (Maryland plates only).
If the citation is not paid in full within 90 days of issuance, the City of Bowie will begin collection efforts.
Payment processing time is included within the 30-day period. The day after the issuance (mail) date on the citation counts as day one.