The Clerk of the Court collects all traffic fines and distributes the proceeds according to law. The total amount of a traffic fine is made up of amounts required to be paid by Florida Law as well as County and City ordinances.
Important: A traffic payment is due in the Clerk's office by the compliance date (within 30 days of receipt of the citation). Payments received, regardless of postmark, or made after the compliance date will incur an additional $23.00 late fee and a suspension of license.
Upon receipt of a traffic ticket for any violation where points may be assessed, you have 30 days from the date of issuance of the ticket to exercise any of one of three options:
OPTION 1: PAY THE TICKET
Pay the Ticket: Click here to pay now
If you choose to pay the ticket, points are assessed against your Driver's License.
If you choose to go to school, you must sign the Driver Improvement Course Affdavit Form and file it with the Clerk's office, along with your payment, within 30 days of the date you received the ticket (See #2 above). Upon receipt of your affidavit and payment you will be granted an extra 60 days to attend a driver improvement school in the State of Florida. Failure to attend the school or pay the fine will result in suspension of your license or late fees being assessed.
However, no points are assesed against your Driver's License if you attend a driver improvement school upon approval by your State.
Driver License Check- You may use this link to see if your license is eligible for driver improvement school.
Go to Driver's Improvement School:
Printable Driver Improvement Course Affidavit Form
Driver School: If you are a licensed in any other State other than Florida check with your local DMV to ensure they approve a withhold of points with an out of state Driving School Election
If you choose to contest the ticket, you must make your request for a hearing in writing to the Clerk (See #3 above) within 30 days of the date of the citation. You will be notified of your court date.
Contest the ticket in court: Printable Traffic Court Election Form
You must mail or e-file the form for contesting in court.
You may write the Clerk's Office at:
Clerk of Court
207 NE 1st Street, Room 106
Jasper, FL 32052