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Sarasota County  Court

Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Sarasota County? In Sarasota County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The major cities of Sarasota County include: Longboat Key, North Port, Sarasota, and Venice. If you received a traffic ticket in Sarasota County you are not alone. Last year 44,508 traffic citations were issued in Sarasota 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 Sarasota County Clerk of the Court at:

Sarasota County Clerk of the Court
2000 Main Street, Suite 102
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 861-7400


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.

Before paying a traffic citation, or electing traffic school you should discuss your case with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Sarasota 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 You Have Been Charged With The Following Violations:

  • Vehicle Tag F.S. 320.07(3)(a) and 320.07(3)(b)
  • Vehicle Registration F.S. 320.0605(1)
  • No Driver's License F.S. 322.03(1)
  • Failed to Exhibit or Carry Driver's License F.S. 322.15(1)
  • Insurance F.S. 316.646(1)

You may have the violation dismissed by providing proof of valid registration, driver's license, or insurance along with payment of the $7.50 fee to the Clerk of the Court within 30 days of the date the citation or ticket was issued. This option is only available in cases in which your registration, driver's license or insurance was valid at the time the citation or ticket was issued.

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