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 are eligible for referral to a collection agency if they are 90 days delinquent.  Additional fees are assessed once the debt is referred to a collection agency.
  • The Clerk's Office will accept partial payments; however, there is a $5.00 fee per payment associated with this option.  There is also an option to enroll in the Clerk’s deferred payment program.
  • 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.
  • Payment may be made by cash, check, cashier's check, certified check, money order, or credit card.  Please do not send cash through the mail.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  When paying by credit card, a convenience fee will be assessed based upon the amount you are paying.  The Clerk’s Office does not receive any part of this fee.

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 driving course provider will charge an enrollment fee, which is in addition to the penalty assessed for the traffic infraction.
  • There are independent traffic schools serving this area. Click on Helpful Links in the Related Links section on the left side of this page, then select Driver Improvement Schools.

School Requirements: 

  • You do not have a commercial driver's license.
  • You were not driving a commercial vehicle when cited.
  • You are not eligible to elect driver improvement school more than once in a 12 month period.
  • You can only elect school 5 times in your lifetime.

It is your responsibility to provide your completion to the Clerk's Office.  If your completion is not received timely, we will be unable to accept it, a change of election fee will be due, and your license may be suspended.

Mail School Completion to:

P.O. Box 219
Titusville, FL  32781-0219
Fax Number:  (321) 264-7702

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.

Criminal Traffic Offenses
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.