Here in Jersey, you pay for convenience. You can pay you tickets online, but other charges apply whether or not you do it that way. It's to cover any losses the municipality incurs if you pay through the state website instead of the particular violations bureau . . however, you don't get those charges knocked off even if you pay in person. Fucking assholes. So a $20 meter overtime ticket becomes a $42 one, and a $25 street cleaning ticket becomes a $49 one.