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Alachua County Court

Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Alachua County? In Alachua County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The major cities of Alachua County include: Alachua, Gainesville, Hawthorne, High Springs, and Waldo. If you received a traffic ticket in Alachua County you are not alone. Last year 93,080 traffic citations were issued in Alachua 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 Alachua County Clerk of the Court at:

Alachua County Clerk of the Court
220 S. Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 374-3609


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 Alachua 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.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is also the County Clerk. His office is located in the County Courthouse. The office of the Clerk is created in Article V and Article VIII of the Florida Constitution. The Clerk is an officer of the court of justice whose responsibilities are mandated by the Constitution as well as state and local laws.

The Office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information management and financial management for the judicial system and county government.

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