Traffic

Maintains records, fines and fees, and assist with Affidavits and general proceedings concerning Traffic Citations, Violations, and Infractions

Criminal Violations

Criminal Violations require a mandatory court appearance. They include such charges as Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and Reckless Driving. A notice will be mailed to the address on your traffic ticket. Failure to appear at the date and time indicated on the notice may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and/or your license being suspended.

Pursuant to F.S. 318.14(10)(a), if you are charged with one of the offenses listed below you may be able to avoid a court appearance by completing an affidavit, presenting a valid driver license or registration, and paying court costs in the amount of $236.10. You may make this election 3 times in your lifetime but no more than once during a 12 month period. You must contact the Clerk's Office at one of the Traffic offices.

  • 320.131(5) - Unlawful Use of Temporary Tag
  • 322.03(1) - No Valid Driver License
  • 322.03(1)(a) - Failure to Surrender Driver License/Commercial Driver License
  • 322.03(1)(b) - Having More Than One Driver License
  • 322.03(3)(b) - Operating Commercial Motor Vehicle without Appropriate License
  • 322.03(4) - No Motorcycle Endorsement
  • 322.03(5) - Driver License Expired for More Than 4 Months
  • 320.07(3)(c) - Vehicle or Motor Home Registration Expired for More Than 6 Months (second or subsequent offense)
  • 322.34(2) or 322.34(10)(a) - Driving While License Suspended/Revoked for failure to pay civil penalty; failure to attend driver improvement school; failure to appear on a civil traffic infraction; failure to pay child support; failure to pay misdemeanor non-traffic charge; failure to maintain insurance; failure to comply with school attendance requirements for minors; having been designated a Habitual Traffic Offender for any previous reason.

Infraction Violations

A civil traffic infraction is a non-criminal violation that can usually be disposed of by payment of the civil penalty (fine) or election to attend a defensive driving course. Infractions are typically broken down into three categories:

  • Pedestrian violations, such as jaywalking
  • Non-moving violations, such as not wearing a seat belt
  • Moving violations, such as speeding

Payment Methods

**Please note that if paying a citation using Amscot, that it will take 3-5 business days for the payment to be posted.**

Florida State Laws have been enacted to assess traffic fines. The revenues generated from traffic fines are disbursed to numerous state, county and municipal agencies. Generally, the Clerk of Court Trust Fund receives only a small percentage of the overall fine amount to help defray administrative costs. You can find the fines at the bottom of the page.

Pay Online using Credit/Debit Card

You may make your payment with a credit or debit card via the Internet. Go to myfloridacounty.com to make the payment. You must know your ticket number. A non-refundable fee of 3.5 percent will be added to your transaction. The Clerk's office does NOT retain any part of this fee. IMPORTANT: Internet payments should only be used if you are electing to pay your fine or attend defensive driving school. You must make payment within 30 days from the issue date of the citation. All other options must be handled in one of the manners described below.

Pay by Amscot

You may now pay your Volusia County Traffic citations at any Amscot location, 7 days a week. Just bring your citation with you to any Amscot. You will be charged a non-refundable $2.50 convenience fee by Amscot for using this service. This fee is remitted entirely to Amscot - not to the Clerk's Office. Cash payments only! To find the nearest Amscot location, visit the Amscot website or call 1-800-801-4444.

Pay By Mail

You may pay your fine by mail using a check or money order to the offices listed above. You MUST include your ticket number. Make checks or money orders payable to 'Clerk of Court'. Payments must be in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. exchange bank. Please do not send cash by mail. If you want a copy of the receipt, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your payment.

Pay In Person

Payments are also accepted at all offices listed above and can be paid by cash, check, money order, cashiers check, debit or credit card. If paying in person with a credit or debit card a non-refundable fee of 3.5 percent will be added to your transaction. The Clerk's office does NOT retain any part of this fee. Proper identification must be shown at the time of making payment.

Varying Fine Amounts from Ticket

The amount indicated on the citation and the amount you are responsible to pay may vary or change due to election of the school option for eligible violations, late payment fees, or the issuing officer's error. Notwithstanding the amount indicated on the citation, the Clerk's office is required to collect the correct amount indicated by law.

Infraction Violations - Options

The four options for processing civil infractions are governed by Volusia County administrative order, which is a court directive based on state statute.

Per F.S. 322.0261(4) the DHSMV will require persons charged with some violations to attend a driver improvement course if they have not elected the school option for their ticket. The charges are 316.074(1) Failure To Obey Traffic Control Device, 316.075(1)(c)(1) Failure To Stop at Steady Red Signal, 316.172(1)(a) Failure To Stop For a School Bus and 316.191(3)(a) Spectator of Racing on the Highway. If the school option is elected and completed, points will be not be assessed and the DHSMV's school requirement for these charges will be met.

Option 1 Section A - Pay Civil Penalty

By electing this option, you will be required to pay the civil penalty in the amount authorized by statute within 30 days of the date the citation was issued, by mailing or personally delivering to the Office of the Clerk of Court at any of our offices listed above. The following shall apply:

  • Upon receipt of payment, your citation will be final.
  • The civil penalty charge will be entered as a conviction on your driving record.
  • If applicable, POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED.
  • Once you select this option, and pay the applicable fine, you will NOT be allowed to elect any other options.

Exceptions to Option 1 Section A

If you are charged with operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe condition or not properly equipped pursuant to F.S. 316.610 and 316.2935 you may within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued, pay a $4.00 fee to any local law enforcement agency and have the correction certified by that law enforcement agency signing the affidavit of compliance found on the back of your yellow ticket. You must mail or personally deliver to the Office of the Clerk of Court at any of our offices listed above, within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued, the signed affidavit of compliance along with your payment for the reduced civil penalty in the amount of $96.00 payable to the Volusia County Clerk of Court. NO POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED.

This option shall not apply to violations of F.S. 316.610 by a commercial motor vehicle or transit bus owned by a government entity.

Dismissible Violations with Fee

Citations issued pertaining to vehicle tags, registrations, driver licenses and/or insurance violations can be dismissed if, at the time the citation was issued, the item was valid. You must mail or personally deliver to the Office of the Clerk of Court at any of our offices listed above a copy of the valid item along with a dismissal fee in the amount of $10.00 payable to the Volusia County Clerk of Court within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued.

If the item was not valid at the time the citation was issued, you are required to pay the full statutory civil penalty. The following offenses can be dismissed:

  • 316.646(1) - Proof of Insurance Required
  • 320.0605(1) - Failure to Display Registration; Possession Required
  • 320.07(3)(a) - Operating Motor Vehicle With Expired Registration 6 Months Or Less
  • 320.07(3)(b) - Operating Motor Vehicle With Expired Registration More Than 6 Months
  • 322.03(1) - No Driver License
  • 322.03(3)(c) - Operating Vehicle Without Proper License
  • 322.15(1) - DL Not Carried/Exhibit on Demand
  • 322.065 - Expired DL 4 Months or Less

Remember: You MUST pay the civil penalty within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued or it will result in additional late fees being assessed and/or possible suspension of your driving privilege.

Option 1 Section B - Pay Civil Penalty with Extension to Pay

If you are electing to pay the civil penalty but need additional time to pay, under the authority of Administrative Order P 2006-042, the Clerk's Office is authorized to grant a one-time 60-day payment extension. All requests for extensions must be made in writing and filed by mail or in person at any of our offices listed above on or before thirty (30) days of the citation issue date. We must advise you of the following:

  • You must complete a Payment Extension Agreement form - Option 1, online or at any of our offices listed above.
  • Payment Extensions shall be considered an admission of guilt and points will be assessed where applicable.
  • Payment extensions shall be considered to have waived any rights to speedy trial.
  • Payment extensions waive your right to elect school or request a court hearing.
  • Payment extensions waive your right to exercise dismissal and reduce fine options.
  • No further extensions shall be allowed.

Option 2 - Election to Attend Traffic School

Florida law allows a person to elect to attend traffic school. This option can only be elected once in a 12-month period, and no more than five (5) times in a lifetime. Many traffic schools are available and some offer classes online. For further information contact a traffic school listed in the yellow pages of your local phone book. By selecting this option:

  • You must pay the fine and court cost listed below on or before thirty days of the citation issue date
  • Adjudication will be withheld from your driving record.
  • POINTS WILL NOT BE ASSESSED.

In order to elect the school option, you must complete a School Affidavit Form - Option 2 (online or at any of our Traffic office locations) and pay the applicable fine. Upon receipt of your payment and the completed school affidavit, you will have sixty (60) days from the date the affidavit is filed with our office to complete the traffic school and submit the proof of completion to any of our offices listed above.

  • No continuances are allowed.
  • Failure to provide proof of completion will result in additional late fees and possible suspension of your driving privilege.

NOTE: This option is not available to any person who holds a commercial driver license issued by the State of Florida, for violations requiring a mandatory court appearance, or for persons cited with the following violations:

  • 320.0605 - Failure to Display Registration
  • 320.07(3)(a) - Operating Motor Vehicle With Expired Registration 6 Months Or Less
  • 320.07(3)(b) - Operating Motor Vehicle With Expired Registration More Than 6 Month
  • 322.065 - Expired DL - 4 Months or Less
  • 322.15(1) - DL Not Carried/Exhibit on Demand

Remember: You MUST elect the school option within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued or it will result in additional late fees being assessed and/or possible suspension of your driving privilege.

Option 3 - Nolo Contendre Affidavit

Pursuant to F.S. 318.14(10)(a), if you are charged with any of the following violations you may be able to avoid a court appearance by entering a plea of Nolo Contendre, completing an affidavit, presenting a valid driver license, registration, or insurance and paying court costs in the amount of $69.25/$7.00 Affidavit Fee for a total of $76.25 except if charged with a No Proof of Insurance F.S. 316.646(1), the cost is $51.40/$7.00 Affidavit Fee for a total of $58.40.

NOTE: This option is not available to any person who holds a commercial driver license issued by the State of Florida.

  • 316.646 - No Proof of Insurance
  • 320.0605(1) - A Failure to Display Registration
  • 320.07(3)(a) - Operating Motor Vehicle With Expired Registration 6 Months Or Less
  • 320.07(3)(b) - Operating Motor Vehicle With Expired Registration More Than 6 Month
  • 320.131 - Temporary Tag Expired 7 Days or Less
  • 322.065 - Expired DL - 4 Months or Less
  • 322.15(1) - DL Not Carried/Exhibit on Demand
  • 322.34(1) - Unknowingly Driving While License Suspended/Revoked

By electing this option you only pay court costs and adjudication will be withheld from your driving record. You may make this election 3 times in your lifetime but no more than once during a 12-month period. To elect this option you MUST complete a Nolo Contendre Affidavit - Option 3 form online or at any of our offices listed above. The affidavit MUST be notarized and mailed in with your payment and a copy of the now valid item within thirty (30) days of citation issue date.

Remember: You MUST elect the school option within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued or it will result in additional late fees being assessed and/or possible suspension of your driving privilege.

Option 4 - Request a Court Date

You may request a court date by filing a written plea with the Clerk of Court within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued and request that a court date be scheduled. Request a Court Date Forms - Option 4 are available online or at any of our offices listed above. You will be notified by mail of the scheduled date to appear.

  • If you are unable to appear in person for your court date, you MUST file an Affidavit of Defense in lieu of your personal appearance. Forms are available online.
  • NO CONTINUANCES WILL BE ALLOWED.

Please be advised that the Court does not make a verbatim record of these proceedings. If you wish to have a record made, it is your responsibility to supply and operate a tape recorder. If you choose to record a hearing, the original tape must be delivered to the clerk immediately after the hearing. If you wish to file an appeal based on the record, it is your responsibility to have the tape transcribed by an official court reporter. You are responsible for payment of transcription costs. (See Rule 6.460(b), Florida Rules of Traffic Court.)

Remember: Your written request for court MUST be received in this office within thirty (30) days from the date the citation was issued or it will result in additional late fees being assessed and/or possible suspension of your driving privilege.

Driving Record History

Printouts of a three-year driving record are available from the Clerk's office. The records are generated from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' database. The cost for a driving history printout is $17.25 for the first page of the record, plus $1.00 for each additional page. The records may be purchased at one of our offices listed above or by written request. The Clerk's office requires payment in advance. Please provide the full name, date of birth and driver license number of the person whose record you are requesting.

You must include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your mail-in request and payment.

Number of Points Assessed

Please contact the appropriate Driver License Bureau to find out how many points are assessed against your license. The Clerk of Court cannot give information on the number of points assessed against your license.

Reinstating a Driver License

If you have no other outstanding suspensions and a current license, we can reinstate your driver license for an additional $60.00 fee. This applies to a Florida Driver License only and must be paid with a separate check or money order. All other suspensions must be handled through the appropriate Driver License Bureau. To find out if we can reinstate your license, you may contact the Clerk of Court at one of our offices listed above.

Collections

If your citation has been turned over to collections, You must contact Pioneer Credit Recovery or Linebarger Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP. Contact information is available above. You will be required to remit payment for the original fine, late fees, and a collection fee.

Traffic

Traffic

Driver License Reinstatement fee 60.00
D6 or late fee - Criminal Violation 32.00
D6 or late fee - Infraction Violation 23.00

Fines and Court Costs

Seat Belt violation 116.00
Child Restraint violation 166.00
Pedestrian law violation 64.50
Bicycle violation 64.50
Bicycle Helmet violation 64.50
All Terrain Vehicle violation 111.00
Non-Moving violation 116.00
Moving Violation (speeding - see below) 166.00
Moving Violation (speeding - see below)(School Election) 173.00
Failure To Obey Traffic Control Device -Traffic Signal 264.00
Failure To Obey Traffic Control Device -Traffic Signal (School Election) 271.00
Unlawful Speeding 6-9 MPH Over 131.00
with School Election 138.00
Unlawful Speeding 10-14 MPH Over 206.00
with School Election 213.00
Unlawful Speeding 15-19 MPH Over 256.00
with School Election 263.00
Unlawful Speeding 20-29 MPH Over 281.00
with School Election 288.00
Unlawful Speeding 30+ MPH Over Mandatory Court
with School Election Not Applicable

Fines in School or Construction Zones

Unlawful Speeding 1-5 MPH Over (School Zone Only) 156.00
with School Election 163.00
Unlawful Speeding 6-9 MPH Over 156.00
with School Election 163.00
Unlawful Speeding 10-14 MPH Over 306.00
with School Election 313.00
Unlawful Speeding 15-19 MPH Over 406.00
with School Election 413.00
Unlawful Speeding 20-29 MPH Over 456.00
with School Election 463.00
Unlawful Speeding 30+ MPH Over 606.00
with School Election 613.00

Commercial Motor Vehicle Traffic Infractions

All Other Infraction Violations- Of 49CFR (382,385, 390-397) 186.00
Disregard Required Hours of Rest 336.00
Falsification of Time Records 336.00
Violation of ID Requirements 136.00
No Medical Certificate 236.00
Operator U/18, Veh. Wght 26,000 lbs 236.00