Traffic Ticket Information

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.

Typical Traffic Fine Amounts

 

YOUR OPTIONS

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:

  1. Pay the Ticket: Click here to pay now
  2. Go to Driver's Improvement School: Printable Driver Improvement Course Affidavit Form
  3. Contest the ticket in court: Printable Court Election of Traffic Citation Form
  4. Set up a payment plan: Printable Payment Plan Agreement

*Please note: Once you have chosen an option you cannot change your mind and choose another option.

OPTION 1: PAY THE TICKET

If you choose to pay the ticket, points are assessed against your Driver's License.

OPTION 2: GO TO DRIVER'S IMPROVEMENT SCHOOL

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.

Driver License Check- You may use this link to see if your license is eligible for driver improvement school.

OPTION 3: CONTEST THE TICKET IN COURT

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.

You may write the Clerk's Office at:

Todd Newton

Clerk of Court

112 South Main Street

Trenton, FL 32693

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments please e-mail dgorton@gilchrist.fl.us or call 352-463-3170.

 

Online Services

 

MyFloridaCounty.com Logo and page link (External Link)MyFloridaCounty.com is a service of Florida's Clerks of Court. The website provides several online services that are fast, convenient and secure. Click on the links below to access the services which are also available en español.

 

Click here to Search and Order Official Records OnlineSearch and Order Official Records

Official Records are documents required or authorized to be recorded in one general series called "Official Records". Search thousands of records across counties, all in one place. Frequently ordering records? Create an account for streamlined checkout. Records can also be purchased online.

 

Click here to Pay Traffic Citations OnlinePay Traffic Citations

Pay securely by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover) or debit card. Elect to attend or decline traffic school during the payment process.

 

 

Access MyFloridaCounty Traffic IVR - toll free (855) 984-1187 on any touch tone phone.

 

 

Click here to Pay Child Support OnlinePay Child Support

Non-custodial parents and employers can pay online with a credit card or direct debit from a bank account. Inquiry on a case’s payment history is also available online.

 

 

Click here to pay Court Case Payments OnlineMake Court Case Payments

Pay court case fines and fees online securely by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover) or debit card.  Receive confirmation of payment after successfully completing the payment process.

 

MyFloridaRemit.comAvoid the hassle of sending checks each month and pay online. Use MyFloridaRemit.com for all Child Support payments made using the electronic check (e-check) payment method.

Pay Traffic Tickets online and receive instant confirmation. Elect to take Traffic School at the same time. Child Support and Traffic services are also available en español.

 

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