CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
You can request a court hearing date be scheduled in order to challenge a traffic ticket or a parking ticket. There is no option to choose your court hearing date; you will receive a summons for the next available court hearing date.
Traffic ticket court hearing dates can be scheduled:
• By Phone 24/7/365: Call our office at 813-276-8100, and have your ticket ready.
• By Mail: Clerk of the Circuit Court - Traffic, PO Box 3360, Tampa FL 33601-3360.
Parking ticket court hearing dates can also be scheduled by phone or by mail, but not online.
If you decide to request a court hearing, you are giving up your right to pay the civil penalty amount and you are giving up your right to elect the traffic school option. If you are found guilty, you might, in some cases, be fined up to $1,000 plus court costs. You will also be responsible for your attorney's fees.
NOTE: If you are requesting a court hearing date for a traffic ticket after the initial 30 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued has passed, late and suspended fees must be paid prior to a court hearing date being scheduled. Per Florida Statute 318.15, civil traffic infractions cannot be scheduled for a court hearing after 180 calendar days from the date that the ticket was issued.