CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
When a vehicle runs a red traffic control light, cameras record the vehicle and its license plate. These evidence images are viewed by law enforcement officers who decide whether a traffic ticket (citation) is warranted for a violation. If the officer decides that the vehicle ran the red traffic control light, Notices of Warning or Violation are mailed to the vehicle's registered owner. The Clerk of Court does not receive these violation notices until they have been converted into a traffic ticket (citation) if unpaid after 60 calendar days. Learn more about violation notices and your options before they become traffic tickets (citations) on your driving record. Check here if the notice was issued by the City of Tampa, or here if the notice was issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff.