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Lake County Court

Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Lake County? In Lake County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The Clerk of the Court collects all traffic fines and distributes the proceeds according to Florida Statute. The total amount of a traffic fine is made up of amounts required to be paid by Florida Law as well as County and City ordinances.

The major cities of Lake County include: Eustis, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mount Dora, and Tavares. If you received a traffic ticket in Lake County you are not alone. Last year 57,832 traffic citations were issued in Lake County alone.

In order to find out more information about a traffic ticket, pay a civil traffic citation, or elect to attend a driver improvement course you can contact the Lake County Clerk of the Court at:

Lake County Clerk of the Court
550 W. Main Street
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 742-4133


If your ticket number is not showing up in the Court system you may need to try back. It sometimes takes a few weeks for the issuing agency to submit the citation to the Clerk’s office. You have thirty (30) days to pay a traffic ticket, request a hearing, or elect traffic school.

Before paying a traffic citation, request a hearing, or electing traffic school you should discuss your case with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Lake County. Paying your traffic tickets could result in points on your license, higher insurance rates, or possible even the suspension of your driver‘s license.

Those persons charged with a criminal offense must appear in court at the time and date indicated on their citation. Failure to appear could result in a capias being issued for their arrest.

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