If you submit proof that the insurance or registration was valid at the time the citation was issued, you only pay $10. If you provide proof that is valid after the citation was issued, the full fine amount is due.
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You have 30 days from the date the citation is issued to satisfy your citation.
Download the Traffic Citation Guide (PDF).
Please view our schedule of fees and fines.
You are responsible for the citation, regardless of who owns the vehicle. You have two options:
Yes, you may elect our payment plan option. This may be done in person or by mail. You must pay a $25 fee to initiate the payment plan. This fee will not go towards your fine. For information regarding a payment plan please contact the Compliance Department at 772-288- 5719.
You can visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website or look in your local phone book.
Please be sure to follow the instructions on the School Election Affidavit (PDF).
A CDL (commercial driver's license) holder may not elect school on any citation.
No, but you may elect to attend a Child Restraint Course. In order to be eligible to attend a Child Restraint Course you must not have elected Traffic School and/or a Child Restraint Course within the past twelve months, or five times in one person's lifetime.
You can obtain a 3-year history printout from this office for a fee of $14.25. You can also obtain a complete history printout for $16.25.
Yes, complete and return the Not Guilty Plea form (PDF). You will only receive a Court Date for the citations listed on your Not Guilty Plea form. You or your attorney must be present on the court date. If you are sentenced by the court, you will be expected to pay fines on the day of court.
Yes, you must request your court date by filling out the Not Guilty Plea form (PDF). Next, you must complete an Affidavit of Defense form (PDF) and post a bond with the clerk. To find out the bond amount contact the Clerk at 772-288-5542. The affidavit will be reviewed by the court.
Yes, a Notice of Appeal must be filed with the Clerk within 30 days of the Judge's decision.
The Law Library is available for legal research and is located in the Blake Library in Stuart. For further information call 772-221-1427.
Martin County Law Library Resources
Law LibraryInside the Blake Library2351 SE Monterey RoadStuart, FL 34996
Monday through ThursdayNoon to 4:30 pm