Within 30 days of receiving a citation, the Clerk’s office must receive written notice of how you choose to satisfy your citation. Failure to comply will result in your driver's license being suspended and additional costs assessed.
Florida DHSMV Driver's License Check: See if you are eligible to attend driver improvement school, have unpaid citations or suspensions, or to inquire if your driver's license is valid.
Instructions for paying tickets online, by mail, by phone or in person at courthouse locations.
To plead Not Guilty and request a hearing for a traffic infraction, you must submit your request in writing or online.*
*Must use Internet Explorer web browser and select “Set Court Date for Citation.”
Guidelines for attending traffic school and withholding points from your license.
- Approved Traffic Schools (Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)
Information about Red Light Camera Violations received in the mail.
Information about handicap parking tickets issued by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
No Proof of Insurance
Drivers who receive citations for failing to provide proof of insurance to a police officer may have the citation dismissed for $10 if they can prove they had valid insurance for the vehicle listed on the citation at the time the citation was issued. That proof (such as a photocopy) must be presented to the Clerk & Comptroller within 30 days of receiving a citation. Failure to do so within 30 days will result in a $116 fine, plus applicable late fees, and suspension of your driver’s license. You will also be prevented from renewing your vehicle registration. In order to reinstate your driver’s license or renew your registration, you must pay a $150 reinstatement fee for a first offense and provide proof of insurance to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Subsequent violations will result in a $250 reinstatement fee.
No Driver’s License in Possession or Driver’s License / Registration Expired (Less Than 6 Months)
You must provide proof (such as a photocopy) and payment according to the Fees & Costs.
Defective Equipment Under F. S. 316.610 or 316.2935
If corrected within 30 days and certified as corrected by a police officer or sheriff on the affidavit on the back of your yellow citation, you will have no points assessed and the total fee will be according to the Fees & Costs.
The Clerk & Comptroller's office provides law enforcement agencies throughout Palm Beach County with Traffic Citation Guides designed to assist the drivers in the payment and processing of their traffic citations.