Traffic Citation Information
You must make payment or an election to the Clerk of Court within 30 calendar days of receiving a ticket to avoid additional late fees and possible suspension of your driver license.
Your options for a Traffic Citation
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 one of three options:
- Option 1: Pay Fines and Fees in Full. Points may be assessed.
- Option 2: Elect Driving School
- Option 3: Request a Court Hearing
Option 1 - Pay the Ticket
When you elect this option, it is considered a conviction and points may be assessed on your driver license. You will not be allowed to elect the driving school option at a later date.
Civil traffic infractions must be paid within 30 calendar days from the date the citation was issued. Failure to pay may result in Driver License suspension and late fees and reinstatement fees may be assessed.
Payments can be made Online, by Mail, or in Person - (see address below)
Option 2 - Elect Traffic School
No points will be assessed against your Driver's License if you complete a driver improvement school. However, if you fail to complete the driving school option within the appropriate timeframe, or pay the remaining fine payment balance, additional fees may be assessed, along with a suspension of your driver license.
Traffic School Election Form
The driving school certificate of completion may be filed electronically via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, in person at any Service Location, or by sending the original certificate of completion by mail to the Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts.
Remember, you may only elect the traffic school option five (5) times in your life and the election can only be made once every twelve (12) months. Failure to timely complete the school course or timely submit your completion certificate or pay the fine will result in removal of the fee reduction, points being assessed, and suspension of your license and/or late fees being assessed.
Option 3 - Contest Your Ticket
If you choose to contest a Civil Traffic Infraction ticket, you must make your request for a hearing in writing to the Clerk within 30 calendar days of the date of the citation. You will be notified of your court date.
Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court Locations
Mailing AddressTraffic Division
PO Box 19321
Miami, FL 33101-9321
Joseph Caleb Center Court5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Suite 103
Miami, FL 33142
Coral Gables District Court3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hialeah District Court11 E 6th Street
Hialeah, FL 33010
Miami Beach District Court1130 Washington Ave, Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
North Dade Justice Center15555 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100
N Miami Beach, FL 33160
South Dade Justice Center10710 SW 211th Street, Suite 1200
Miami, FL 33189
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building1351 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33125