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Columbia County Court
Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Columbia County? In Columbia County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The Traffic Department maintains all records pertaining to Traffic Citations issued to persons in Columbia County. We also collect all fines, provide a list of approved driving schools, and set court dates for those who wish to contest their infraction violation.

The major cities of Columbia County include: Fort White, and Lake City. If you received a traffic ticket in Columbia County you are not alone. Last year 16,544 traffic citations were issued in Columbia 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 Columbia County Clerk of the Court at:

Columbia County Clerk of the Court
145 N. Hernando Street
Lake City, FL 32056
(386) 758-1342


If you are charged with a criminal violation (D.U.I., driving with a suspended license, driving without a valid drivers license etc.), you must call the County Criminal Department (Misdemeanor) within 10 days of the citation by calling (386) 758-1048.

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 Columbia 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.

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