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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.

If the address listed on your traffic citation is not correct, please contact the Clerk's office at 561-355-2996 to update it.

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.

Note: You must use Internet Explorer web browser. This system is compatible with the Internet Explorer web browser only. The Microsoft Silverlight plugin must be installed. Other web browsers and mobile access are not supported at this time.

Affidavit of Defense

If you have elected to set a court date and are unable to appear, you may file an Affidavit of Defense to stand in your place in court.

  • Print and fill out the Affidavit of Defense form completely.
  • Attach any evidence pertaining to your defense that would aid the Judge or Hearing Officer in making a decision.
  • Have the form notarized.
  • Prepare a $7.00 check or money order made payable to Sharon R. Bock, Clerk and Comptroller Palm Beach County.
  • Mail the affidavit and payment to:
    P.O. Box 3544, West Palm Beach, FL, 33402.
    Please note, failure to include payment with the affidavit when mailing may result in your affidavit not timely being made part of the court record.

Upon receipt of the Affidavit of Defense and the payment, our office will make the affidavit part of the court record. It will stand as your appearance in court. After the hearing, you will be notified by e-mail of the disposition of the case.

Please note, this Affidavit of Defense form can only be submitted if you elected court; it cannot be used when a court appearance is mandatory. If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact our office at 561-355-2996.

Submit 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.


Clerk & Comptroller locations are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All offices are closed on designated holidays.

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

Main Courthouse Mailing Address (to mail payments)
P.O. Box 3544
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402-3544

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

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

Midwestern Communities Service Center 
200 Civic Center Way, Suite 500
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Pay in person only - No mail payments accepted at this address

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

West County Branch Mailing Address (for USPS Express, Priority or Certified Mail - signature required)
P.O. Box 4115
West Palm Beach, FL 33402

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