Located in Room 105 at the Indian River County Courthouse
The Traffic Department handles all traffic tickets issued in Indian River County, animal control citations, municipal ordinance and code enforcement infractions and all misdemeanor cases.
Cash, money orders, cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.
Payments can be made via www.indianrivercotix.com or by phone at 1 (877) 794-0052
Cashier's checks or money orders should be made out to Jeffrey R. Smith, Clerk of Court.
Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 1028, Vero Beach, FL 32961
Pleading Not Guilty
To plead not guilty, it is necessary to:
complete the form provided with the envelope given when citation is received; or
complete the form provided at the Traffic counter; or
send a letter with a valid return address pleading not guilty.
After receiving a plea of not guilty, a court date will be set and a Notice to Appear will be mailed to the defendant.
Basic Driver Improvement Course
The recipient of a citation can attend basic driver improvement course if:
he/she has not attended basic driver improvement course within the past 12 months;
he/she has not attended 5 times in YOUR LIFETIME.
Information about basic driver improvement course can be found in the yellow pages of the telephone book under the listing "Driving Instruction" or by visiting the Florida State website.
A fee must be paid in the county in which the citation was received within 30 days and proof of the driving school completion must be provided to the Clerk's office in the county in which the citation was received within 3 months.
Suspended Driver's Licenses
If a driver's license is suspended because of an unpaid citation in Indian River County, paying the citation plus late fees and reinstatement fees can reinstate it.
With a picture ID an individual may purchase his/her own Florida driving record: $14.25 for a three year record or $16.25 for a complete record.