Applying for a reduction by mail:


If you received a traffic infraction (does not include DWI’s or misdemeanors), you may apply for a possible reduction by mail, by following the link below:

Instructions on Applying for a Reduction and Request for Reduction Form


This form is available as a writable pdf document, and requires Acrobat Reader for access.   

Click here to download a free copy of Acrobat Reader.


Applying for a reduction in-person:


In addition, the District Attorney’s Office will hold weekly office hours, where citizens seeking reductions for non-DWI traffic infractions can meet with a prosecutor on a walk-in basis.

Weekly Office Hours:

Mondays from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fridays from 10:00am - 12:00pm


County Courthouse, 48 Court St., 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 226B, Canton, NY


Applicants MUST bring the following information in order to meet with an ADA:

1. A clear copy of each ticket (if not legible, may be obtained from the Court of appearance).

2. A current copy of your driving record (abstract) from local Department of Motor Vehicles. The abstract may also be obtained online at:

3. If there was an accident, you must provide a copy of the accident report (MV-104a) which can be obtained from the police agency.  Also include a letter from your insurance company stating all property/personal injury damages have been paid in full.

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