Traffic Tickets

Florida law allows you 30 calendar days from the date you received your citation to select one of four choices listed below. Please fill out and return the traffic citation choice form included with your citation with your choice to the Clerk's office, and retain a copy for your own records:

  1. Pay Civil Penalty
  2.  Arraignment Court Appearance
  3. Plead Not Guilty
  4. Select Traffic School

There are four ways to pay your traffic citation. Please allow 5 to 7 days for our office to receive and process your citation before attempting to make a payment.

Please note: Tickets must be satisfied in the county in which they were issued. For example, if you received a traffic ticket in Orlando, Florida, you must pay for it in Orange County. You may not pay for it in Polk County.

4 Ways to Pay

Pay Online

Important information, please read before paying online. This service requires you to enter your citation number as it appears on the citation. Do not include dashes as part of the citation number. Do not include the additional number after the citation number since the last digit is the check-digit and not part of the actual citation number. Payments processed after 7 pm EST will be applied to the next business day and may be subject to delinquent fees. This service requires you to enter your date of birth as it appears on the citation. Do not enter the date of birth with hyphens or slashes between month/day/year. Enter the date of birth as MMDDYYYY (such as 10151965). 

By proceeding to the online payment link, I acknowledge that I've read and understand the above information.

 Pay Traffic Ticket 

Pay by Mail

Payments by mail must have the proper postage and must be received by the due date to avoid late fees and suspension of your driver's license. Mailing instructions are available at the bottom of traffic citations. The Clerk's office accepts check or money order. Make checks payable to Clerk of Court in the envelope you received.

Mail to: Polk County Clerk & Comptroller
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-10
Bartow, FL 33831-9000

Pay by Phone

To pay by phone, call the automated payment line at 877-716-1781 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please have your citation and a debit or credit card. Note, this payment option is not available for past due payments.

Pay in Person

Visit the locations page for the nearest Clerk's office. Note that the credit card processing vendor charges a 3.5% convenience fee for this service. The Clerk's office does not receive any portion of this fee. You can also pay with cash at any Amscot. (Amscot charges a $2.50 service fee) or Clerk's office locations.