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Charlotte County Court
 
Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Charlotte County? In Charlotte County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The major cities of Charlotte County include: Boca Grande, and Punta Gorda. If you received a traffic ticket in Charlotte County you are not alone. Last year 27,643 traffic citations were issued in Charlotte 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 Charlotte County Clerk of the Court at:

Charlotte County Clerk of the Court
350 East Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
(941) 637-2121

http://www.co.charlotte.fl.us/clrkinfo/clerk_default.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 traffic citation, or electing traffic school you should discuss your case with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Charlotte 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 an elected county official who derives her responsibility and authority from the Florida Constitution and Statutes. The Clerk is an officer of the courts and belongs to the judicial as distinguished from the executive or legislative branches of government. As an elected county officer, she also has the responsibilities of auditor and custodian of all county funds. Her duties involve a variety of legal and administrative responsibilities essential to the smooth operation of the judicial process and to the functioning of the Board of County Commissioners. In general, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is the Circuit Court official; County Treasurer; County Auditor; Recorder; and Clerk Accountant to the Board of County Commissioners.

Traffic Court Fines for Charlotte County Florida revised August 2009. Please consult with the Charlotte County Clerk of Court to verify current traffic ticket fine amounts.

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