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Parking

Overview


The Parking division handles Parking citations, Code Enforcement violations, Animal Control violations, Broward Code Compliance and Tax, Chauffeur and Permitting violations.

Parking citations are issued to a vehicle, as a result the registered owner of the vehicle is presumed by Florida State Statutes to have received the citation. All violations must be paid within 10 business days of the citation issuance date. Failure to pay your citation by the due date will result in other fees and/or penalties being imposed.

Pay Fines and Fees


You must make payment to the Clerk of Court within 10 working days of the date the violation was issued. Bring or mail your citation with your payment.

Request Court Hearing


If you do not agree that the ticket is valid, you must submit your citation to the Clerk of Court and request a hearing within 10 days of the date the citation was issued. You will receive a notice for the date of your hearing in the mail from the Clerk of the Court. On your hearing date, you must appear on time, in person with any evidence (documents, photos, etc.) you would like the Hearing Officer/Magistrate to consider.

  • If you need to reschedule your hearing date; you must submit your request to the Clerk of Court Parking Division, in writing prior to your hearing date to obtain another date.
  • If you are unable to appear in person or prefer to provide a written explanation of the violation, you must complete an Affidavit of Defense Form (which you can purchase from the Clerk of Court or their website) and return it to the Clerk of Court Parking Division days before your scheduled hearing date. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE AFFIDAVIT FULLY FILLED OUT WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE DOCUMENTS, PHOTOS, ETC., ATTACHED and RECEIVED BY THE CLERK OF COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TIME LIMITS DISCUSSED IN THESE INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR HAVING TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED HEARING.
  • If you think the Hearing Officer/Magistrate has made a legal error in their ruling you can file an appeal in the Circuit Civil Court by filing a writ of certiorari within 30 days from your hearing date.

No Option Taken by Violator


If you do nothing within 10 days of the date the parking violation was issued, your vehicle tag will be flagged and the Department of Motor Vehicles may not permit you to register your car until all parking fines and late fees are paid in full. If you do not appear at your scheduled court date, and/or do not provide any evidence in writing the Hearing Officer/Magistrate will hold your citation/case in absentia. You will then be informed of their decision by mail.

For cases other than parking violations that have not been paid a Notice of Lien Order will be issued against the violator for non-payment of funds. The lien can only be lifted if violations are paid in full then a Hearing Officer will sign a “Satisfaction of Lien” order.

Disabled Parking Violation


Disabled Parking Permit

If you have a valid disabled parking permit, you must send us a photocopy of your disabled parking permit or permit registration, and a copy of your driver license and a signed and notarized affidavit from the owner of the disabled parking permit that they were present at the time the violation occurred, and the parking permit was valid at the time the violation occurred. Explain why the permit was not on display. Send a check or money order for $7.50 along with the affidavit, copy of the driver license and copy of the permit, or permit registration, and we will process this as a Dismissal. Please note: The parking permit and the drivers' license must be from the same state and the permit must include the name or drivers' license of the permit owner, or you must provide proof, from your State Department of Motor Vehicles, of who owns the parking permit.

Disabled Parking Violation Compliance Affidavit

You may also choose to purchase the Disabled Parking Violation Compliance Affidavit and instructions under "online services", forms download. Complete the form, have it notarized and send back with the appropriate documents as required on the form, along with a payment of $7.50.

Code, Permitting and Animal Care Violations


If you have received a citation for a Broward County Code Violation, Taxi-chauffeur Permitting violations, or an Animal Care and Regulation violation, a court hearing may have been issued on your violation. If the case has been paid prior to the hearing, the violator will not be required to appear at the court hearing.

If the citation/violation has not been paid prior to the court hearing the violator must appear. If you do not appear at your scheduled court date, and/or do not provide any evidence in writing the Hearing Officer/Magistrate will hold your citation/case in absentia. You will then be informed of their decision by mail.

Frequently Asked Questions



Contact Information

  • Correspondence Address:
  • Brenda D. Forman, Clerk of Courts
    P. O. Box 14610
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302-4610

  • Correspondence Phone Number:
  •  954-831-5804
  • Central Courthouse
    Judicial Complex, West Building
    (Parking)

  • 201 S.E. 6th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
     Directions To This Location

  • 1st Floor, Room: 01140

  •  954-831-5804

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays
  • North Regional Courthouse
    Courthouse
    (Parking Payments at Traffic North)

  • 1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
     Directions To This Location

  • Room: 181

  •  954-831-5804

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays
  • South Regional Courthouse
    Courthouse
    (Parking Payments at Traffic South)

  • 3550 Hollywood Boulevard
    Hollywood, FL 33021
     Directions To This Location

  • Room: 200

  •  954-831-5804

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays
  • West Regional Courthouse
    Courthouse
    (Parking Payments at Traffic West)

  • 100 North Pine Island Road
    Plantation, FL 33324
     Directions To This Location

  • Room: 110

  •  954-831-5804

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays