The Leon County Clerk and Comptroller's Office is proud to provide you the ability to pay traffic citations issued in Leon County online. This initiative was undertaken to bring e-government to the citizens of Leon County. Citizens can already get information about the courts, view public records, and request jury service postponements/excusals through the Clerk's website. Now, citizens can communicate and interact with government 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
Although paying a traffic citation is never a pleasant experience, I trust that this online service will at least make it more convenient. Traffic citations can also be paid in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 1276 Metropolitan Blvd., Suite 101 (Saturday hours begin at this location on January 4, 2014; click here for details) or between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Suite 100, 301 S. Monroe Street. You can also mail your payment to P.O. Box 1529, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1529.
Please explore my web site: If you have questions about traffic citations or other court issues, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section, and review fine information. Feel free to offer suggestions for improvements by completing the comment card located on the site.
At this time, payment of traffic citations online is limited to payable traffic offenses issued within the last 30 days. At the present time, you will be able to use this service only if:
- You are paying a current civil traffic citation in full (those issued within the last 30 days). If your citation is over 30 days, you may view, but not pay, your citation information by searching under Search Court Databases, located under the heading Online Services, on our main web page.
- You are paying a citation that does not require the presentation of physical documentation (vehicle registration, insurance, defective equipment, and driver license violations).
- Prior to your election, if you hold an out-of-state DL, it is your responsibility to verify if the issuing state will accept a Florida school election and withhold points for completing the school. Also, failure to complete the driver improvement school will result in an $18 failed school assessment and additional late fees, up to $41.00.
- You elect to attend driver improvement school and pay your citation online. There is an additional $7.00 clerk fee for this service. You may not have elected to attend school within the past 365 days nor more than 5 times in your lifetime. You may not elect to attend driver improvement school if you hold a commercial driver's license. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle's website now provides information to customers regarding their eligibility to elect driver school instead of points. The information will include a statement indicating if the customer is eligible or not to elect driver school. It also provides the date of the last election and the number of times the customer has elected in their lifetime, with a link to the Driving Courses page on our website. Click here to see if you are eligible to take the driver improvement course. Click here for the school election affidavit. If you submitted your school completion to this office prior to payment, you must contact our office at (850) 577-4100 as soon as you complete this transaction.
If you received a citation for one of the following offenses, you are required to appear in court and may not pay your citation online:
- Load not secured - FS 316.520(1) or 316.520(2)
- Passing stopped school bus on enter/exit side - FS 316.172(1)(b)
- Any citation that resulted in a fatality or serious bodily injury
- Child unattended - FS 316.6135
- Speeding in excess of 30 mph - FS 316.183, 316.187 or 316.189
Further, you may not pay your citation online if the following circumstances apply to you:
- You requested and received a "Withhold of Adjudication", either through court or by submitting a written motion. Paying online after a withhold will result in points being assessed on your license.
- You received a civil infraction in conjunction with a criminal offense. Please contact this office for more information.
- More than 30 days have passed since you received your citation.
- Your case has been referred to our collections law firm.
If you did not pay your traffic infraction within 30 days after your citation was issued, your driver's license will be suspended. Ninety days after your citation was issued, your citation/case will be referred to a law firm for collection pursuant to FS 28.246(6). You must contact the law firm directly for payment information and instructions:
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson LLP
P.O. Box 56107
Jacksonville, FL 32241
To pay your citation online, you will need:
- The name or citation number listed on the traffic citation
- A credit card (Mastercard or Visa)
- Access to a printer if you want to print a receipt
The online vendor will charge you a $4.95 convenience fee for using this service. Whether you pay online or come into our office and present a credit card for payment, you should be prepared to pay this fee.
Please allow time for processing. The online database will be updated once the transaction provider sends us the transaction. Before you leave the site, you will be notified that the credit card transaction has been processed.
For purposes of security and validation, information about searches conducted through the internet will be logged. Cookies will be used, and saved locally to your machine, for the interim of the transaction. The cookie will expire and be deleted once the transaction is complete. The cookie is for your protection; if the process aborts before completion, we will use the cookie to reconstruct the transaction.
If you are unable to locate your citation information on our website, please check the site again in a couple of days. Sometimes, there is a delay in the transmission of citations to this office.
If you would like additional information about other forms of payment, where you can pay in person, where you can locate traffic forms, etc., please click here.
If you have other questions, please contact the Traffic Division of the Leon County Clerk and Comptroller's Office, at 850-577-4100.