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Traffic Violations

Contesting A TRAFFIC TICKET

SITE MAINTENANCE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Online traffic ticket payments and scheduling of hearings for civil traffic infractions will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

To plead Not Guilty and request a hearing for a traffic infraction, you must submit your request online, in person or in writing within 30 days of the citation being issued.* You must attend a mandatory pretrial hearing either in person or via a video conference, where you will have the opportunity to speak to the hearing officer.  No witnesses or law enforcement officers will be present. If your case is not resolved after the pretrial hearing, a trial will be set for a later date.

You will either sign for the court date after the pretrial hearing or you will receive the notice of the trial date by mail. If your request was submitted online, the notice will be posted online for you to view and print. You will be assigned a location for your trial.

Plead Not Guilty and Set a Court Date for a Civil Traffic Infraction

To submit your request online and set a court date:

Hearings held by video conference cannot be scheduled online. If your case involves an accident resulting in an injury, you cannot set a court date online.

*Users of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browsers:
The latest versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge do not support the Microsoft Silverlight plugin, which is required to use ShowCase to set a court date online. To set a court date for a civil traffic infraction, please use another web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari.

By Mail or In Person:
If submitting your request in writing, your correspondence must include a correct mailing address and the citation number on which you are requesting the hearing. Mail your request to the nearest Clerk & Comptroller's office listed below. Allow 30 days to receive your notice of hearing by mail. If you do not receive your hearing date within 30 days, please call (561) 355-2996.

*If 30 days have passed since the ticket was issued and you have not notified our office, you must submit a $16 late fee and $7 compliance letter fee with your request for a hearing.


Sharon Bock,
Clerk & Comptroller
205 N. Dixie Hwy., 2nd Floor, Room 2.23
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Main Courthouse Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3544
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402-3544

 

Sharon Bock, Clerk & Comptroller
South County Branch
CLOSED FRIDAYS
200 West Atlantic Avenue
Room 150
Delray Beach, Florida 33444-3694

 

Sharon Bock, Clerk & Comptroller
North County Branch
CLOSED FRIDAYS
3188 PGA Blvd., Room 1210
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


Sharon Bock, Clerk & Comptroller
West County Branch
2950 State Road 15, Room S-100
Belle Glade, FL 33430

For USPS Express, Priority or Certified Mail (signature required) to the West County Branch, send to:
P.O. Box 4115, West Palm Beach, FL 33402

 

Sharon Bock, Clerk & Comptroller
Midwestern Communities Service Center
CLOSED FRIDAYS
200 Civic Center Way, Suite 500
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411