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Manatee County Court

Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Manatee County? In Manatee County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The major cities of Manatee County include: Anna Marie Island, and Longboat Key. If you received a traffic ticket in Manatee County you are not alone. Last year 51,897 traffic citations were issued in Manatee County alone.

Traffic violations are non-criminal, payable offenses that generally do not require a court appearance. The Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office processes traffic citations issued by every law enforcement agency in Manatee County. The duties of the Traffic Division include informing the public of all the options available for disposition of their traffic citation, collecting fines, distributing the proceeds according to Florida Law, and maintaining accurate public records.

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 Manatee County Clerk of the Court at:

Manatee County Clerk of the Court
1115 Manatee Avenue W.
Bradenton, FL 34206
(941) 741-4060

http://www.clerkofcourts.com/CourtServices/Traffic/traffic.htm

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 citation for a traffic violation, or electing traffic school you should discuss your case with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Manatee 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.

If paying your traffic fine by mail, please make checks payable and send to:

Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court
ATTN: Traffic Division
P.O. Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206-5400

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