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Okaloosa County Court

Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Okaloosa County? In Okaloosa County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The major cities of Okaloosa County include: Destin, and Fort Walton Beach. If you received a traffic ticket in Okaloosa County you are not alone. Last year 47,489 traffic citations were issued in Okaloosa County alone.

A civil traffic infraction is a non-criminal charge that can usually be disposed of by payment of a civil penalty or an 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 to another.

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 Okaloosa County Clerk of the Court at:

Okaloosa County Clerk of the Court
Courthouse Annex, 1250 N. Elgin Pkwy.
Shalimar, FL 32579
(850) 651-7226


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, or electing traffic school you should discuss your case with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Okaloosa 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 after consulting with a traffic ticket attorney / lawyer in Okaloosa County you still want to pay the traffic ticket, you can pay by phone by calling Official Payments at 1-888-357-8394.

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