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Bay County Court

Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Bay County? In Bay County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The major cities of Bay County include: Callaway, Mexico Beach, Panama City, and Panama City Beach. If you received a traffic ticket in Bay County you are not alone. Last year 44,585 traffic citations were issued in Bay 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
Bay County Clerk of the Court at:

Bay County Clerk of the Court
300 E. 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 747-5132


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 Bay 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.

Provisions of the first of six constitutions which have governed the people of Florida established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as a directly elected public trustee and set in place at the county level a system of "checks and balances" which has been proven by time and fact to have served the public well.

The Office of the Clerk is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping. All information management and financial management tasks in the Judicial System and County Government are kept.

These duties are vested in the Clerk by the State Constitution and implemented and expanded by numerous state statutes, regulations, county ordinances and judicial orders. The Clerk is charged with a number of administrative responsibilities essential to the efficient accomplishment of the judicial and executive functions of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

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