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Within 30 calendar days from the date you received your citation, you must comply by selecting one of the following options:
Payment Options

Four convenient payment methods are offered for civil traffic, ordinance violations*, misdemeanors, county probation fees, pretrial supervision fees, civil judgments, existing payment plans, and court fees and fines.

  • Online via nCourt (5% service fee)
  • Phone - Call 239-271-3252 (6% service fee)
  • Mail to P.O. Box 2507, Fort Myers, FL 33902
  • In Person (2 locations)
  • Traffic citations relating to a driver license, vehicle registration/tag, insurance or equipment, must be paid in person or by mail.

    Please review the How to Pay your Traffic Citation Pamphlet (English or Spanish) for detailed information and forms.

    These infractions must be paid within 30 days unless the infraction requires a court appearance. Some infractions require mandatory court hearing, which may be due to speeding in excess of 30 mph or causing an accident involving bodily injury to another person or property.

    *Option to pay online may not be available for ordinance violations where a date of birth was not written on the ticket.

    Payment Extensions and Plans for Tickets and Misdemeanors

    A 30-day extension may be requested if unable to pay a county criminal or civil traffic citation in full by the initial deadline. Only one extension can be offered per case.

    Payment plans are also available for customers who cannot pay their case in full or within the 30-day extension. Extended payment plans and community service are also offered for customers who are indigent. Fees and minimum payments are required. For details, contact the Clerk’s office.

    A non-refundable transaction fee by will be applied. The Clerk’s office does not receive any part of this fee nor is your credit card information stored in our database.

    Request a Court Hearing

    If you have received a traffic citation in Lee County that does not involve a traffic crash or a mandatory court appearance, you are eligible to submit a "Conditional Plea of No Contest" to the Court. Please email the completed form to

    If the Court accepts your Conditional Plea, the Court will withhold adjudication and impose any required resolution, but without any points on your record. You will then be given 90 days to comply with any resolution the Court imposes, including paying any amount due and/or attending driving school.

    If for any reason the Court declines to accept your Conditional Plea, your case will be handled through the normal traffic ticket process -- that means it will be set on the Court's regular traffic pretrial docket, and you or your attorney will be required to appear to contest the citation. At that time, the Conditional Plea that you earlier submitted cannot be used as evidence against you. However, if you are found guilty of the violation, you may face points on your record.

    Driver Improvement School Option

    Check Eligibility for Driver Improvement School Option

    Check Status of Submitted Completion Certificate

    Driver Improvement School Option and Pay by Mail

    If you elect traffic school and pay by mail, you must send the signed, affidavit with your payment. If you pay in person, the affidavit must be signed in the presence of a Deputy Clerk. No affidavit is required to be submitted if paying on the internet.

    School Completion Certificates are due in 60 days

    The 60-day completion time begins when the payment transaction is completed. Certificates submitted after 5 p.m. will be processed the following business day. If the completion due date falls on a holiday or weekend, the certificate must be received prior to that date. Late certificates may be assessed additional fees and result in your driver license suspension.

    There may be a delay from the time you receive the citation and the ability to pay the fine through these services.

    Fail to Appear or Pay

    If you fail to appear or fail to pay the fine within 30 days of the issuance date of the citation, your driver license will be suspended and additional fees will be assessed. After 90 days, your citation will also be turned over to a collection agency and an additional 25 percent fee will be assessed against the balance owed.

    Please review and print the How to Pay Your Traffic Citation Pamphlet for detailed information and forms.

    To request additional information or copies of records, please use our online Records Request System.

    Texting While Driving Courses Providers

  • National Highway Safety Administration - $39.95
  •        800-829-3727

  • Safe2Drive - $44.95
  •        800-763-1297

  • Online Traffic Education - $34.95
  •        888-308-9005

  • - $34.50
  •        888-497-5669

  • Florida Educational Driving School - $39.95
  •        888-497-1755