Civil Traffic Infractions
A civil traffic infraction is a non-criminal violation which usually can be disposed of by payment of a civil penalty or election to attend a defensive driving course. A court appearance is not required, except in cases where the violation involves an accident with serious bodily injury, a fatality or certain other violations.
- Payment must be made within 30 days of the date the ticket was issued.
- A delinquency fee will be added and your driver license suspended if a citation is not paid within 30 days.
- Unpaid citations will be turned over to a collection agency after 120 days and additional fees will be assessed.
- Payment can be made by mail, over the Internet, via Western Union, at any Amscot location, or in person at one of our offices in Titusville, Merritt Island (Temporarily Closed), Melbourne, Viera or Palm Bay.
- The Clerk's Office will accept partial payments; however, there is a $5.00 fee per payment associated with this option.
- Payment can be made by mail, over the Internet, via Western Union, at any Amscot location, or in person at one of our offices in Titusville, Merritt Island, Melbourne, Viera or Palm Bay.
- A convenience fee of two dollars or 2.95% of the total charge, whichever is greater, will be assessed when paying by credit card. (The Clerk’s Office does not receive any part of this fee.)
- PLEA OF NO CONTEST & REQUEST FOR WITHHOLD OF ADJUDICATION.
Driver Improvement School
The option of attending school does not apply to all traffic infractions. If you hold a CDL license, you are not eligible to elect driving school. If you are charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more, you are not eligible to elect driving school--a mandatory court appearance is required.
- Successful completion of driver improvement school will keep violation points from being entered on a driver record.
- You must complete school and provide proof of completion to the Clerk’s Office within 90 days of the violation date.
- The school enrollment fee is charged in addition to the assessment for the infraction.
- There are independent traffic schools serving this area which are listed in the telephone book yellow pages under "Driving Instruction" and "Traffic Schools". Others are listed in the Helpful Links section to the left.
Local Parking Tickets
Local parking violations are ones which are not issued on a Uniform Traffic Citation.
- Parking tickets must be paid within 10 days from the date the ticket was issued.
- Parking citations that remain unpaid for more than 90 days will be turned over to a collection agency and additional fees will be assessed.
A Criminal Traffic Offense is a violation that may subject a defendant, upon conviction, to incarceration. Criminal offenses require a court appearance and can carry penalties including fines/costs, probation, and/or incarceration.
Some examples of Criminal Traffic offenses are driving under the influence, driving while license suspended/revoked, or reckless driving. Persons charged with a criminal offense will find a court date indicated at the bottom of their citation or the date can be found on their first appearance paperwork they received from the jail upon release.