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CVB Information

Central Violations Bureau


The Central Violations Bureau is a national center responsible for processing violation notices (tickets) issued and payments received for petty offenses charged on a federal violation notice. This includes violations that occur on federal property such as federal buildings, national parks, military installations, post offices, Veteran Affairs medical centers, national wildlife refuges, and national forests.

Federal tickets are issued by law enforcement personnel from agencies such as the U.S. Park Rangers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Department of Defense Police, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Postal Police, U.S. Border Patrol, V.A. Police, and Federal Protective Service. If the ticket you received does not say "U.S. District Court Violation Notice" across the top, then you did not receive a federal ticket. If you would like to make a fixed-sum payment in lieu of a court appearance for certain offenses, the fee schedules for selected violations can be found in the Supporting Documents on this page. If your violation notice indicates that a court appearance is mandatory OR the offense is not listed on these schedules, you will have to appear in court as indicated on your violation notice.

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Hearings on CVB matters will be held in Portland and Bangor on the following dates:

Bangor, ME
Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison
Margaret Chase Smith
Federal Building and United States Courthouse
202 Harlow Street
Portland, ME
Magistrate Judge Karen Frink Wolf
Edward T. Gignoux United States Courthouse
156 Federal Street

2023 Dates


January 10, 2023
February 21, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 11, 2023
May 9, 2023
June 13, 2023
July 18, 2023
August 8, 2023
September 12, 2023
October 10, 2023
November 21, 2023
December 12, 2023

10:00 a.m. start


January 4, 2023
February 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
April 5, 2023
May 3, 2023
June 7, 2023
July 5, 2023
August 2, 2023
September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023
December 6, 2023
1:00 p.m. start



Supporting Documents
CVB Acadia National Park
CVB Naval Air Station Brunswick
CVB U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
CVB White Mountain National Forest Maine
CVB Coast Guard Properties
CVB Property Within Control of Federal Protective Service
CVB US Department of Veterans Affairs
CVB U.S. Navy Facilities Maine
CVB U.S. Border Patrol