Hearing Request for Traffic, Parking or Animal Control Violations

You are hereby advised that:

If you received a traffic citation, a hearing must be requested within 31 days of the violation date.
If you received an animal control citation, a hearing must be requested within 30 days of the served date.
If you received a parking citation, a hearing must be requested within 10 days of the served date.


You may request a hearing before a judge or hearing officer. If you would like a hearing in front of a judge, you must submit your request to the clerk via email or a written request. If your election is not received by the Clerk's Office within your compliance period, you must remit a late fee and, if applicable, pay a reinstatement fee.

Pursuant to Florida Statute, any person electing to appear before the designated official shall be deemed to have waived his or her right to pay the civil penalty.

Pursuant to Florida Rules of Court 6.460(b), if you want to have your hearing recorded, you must provide the equipment and the tape. After court, you must give the tape to the Court Clerk. The tape will be kept no less than 3 years and then destroyed.

Upon a finding of guilt, the official may:

      1. Impose a civil penalty not to exceed $500.00.
      2. Require attendance at a department-approved driver improvement school.
      3. Impose a penalty and attendance at a driver improvement school.

In order to cancel your requested hearing, you must:

      1. Pay the original civil penalty at the time of the requested cancellation; or
      2. Elect to attend the defensive driving course and pay the applicable penalty prior to appearing at a hearing before an official.
      3. The payment plan is not an option upon cancellation of the hearing.

In order to change the date of your requested hearing, you may have your request in the Clerk's Office at least 5 business days prior to your scheduled hearing. Any request occurring within 5 business days of the scheduled hearing must be directed to the assigned judge's assistant for consideration. Please note: The Clerk's Office has the authorization to grant one (1) continuance.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 318.15, if you fail to appear at your hearing, your driver's license may be suspended and additional penalties may be assessed.

If your hearing is scheduled before a Traffic Hearing Officer, video equipment is not available.

I understand that by accepting below, I am required to be present at the scheduled hearing. If I fail to appear, my driver's license may be suspended and additional penalties may be assessed.

I hereby certify that the address I am required to provide, should I accept these terms and conditions, will be correct and that I will advise the Clerk's Office, in writing, of any change of address or telephone number within 24 hours of such change.

If you do not receive a Notice to Appear in the mail within two (2) weeks, please contact the Clerk's Office at (321) 637-5413.

I have read and understand all of the above information.


Accept