Lakeland Traffic School
In Polk County, 82,040 traffic citations were issued in 2013. The number one violation that drivers were cited with was speeding. The Florida Highway Patrol, City Police Department, and the Sheriff's Department gave out 19,936 speeding tickets to those driving on roads going through the county, including one of its major cities - Lakeland. Speeding increases the chances of an accident. The faster you are driving, the faster your reaction time must be to avoid danger. Don't speed just to shave off five minutes of driving time. Those five minutes can save your life.
Law enforcement works hard to keep our roads safe. If you have received a ticket, pay it and then elect to attend a defensive driving school. Next, sign up for our 4-Hour Basic Driver Improvement online course so points do not affect your driving record.
Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Annual Uniform Traffic Citation Report
How do I pay for my ticket?
Within 30 calendar days of a traffic ticket's date of issue, you must make a payment to the Polk County Clerk of Courts. If it is not paid, your driver's license will be suspended, you may receive additional penalties, and your insurance rate may increase.
To pay for your ticket, select one of the following methods:
- Online: Have your citation number nearby and visit the Polk County Clerk of Courts online payment system to make your payment quickly and easily.
- Phone: For your convenience, a 24-hour automated payment line is available. Just call 1-877-716-1781.
- In person: Visit one of the Polk County courthouse locations below.
For more information about paying your fine, you can go to the Polk County Clerk of Courts website.
Polk County Courthouse Addresses
Polk County Government Center
930 E. Parker St. Room 240
Lakeland, FL 33801
NE Polk County Government Center
3425 Lake Alfred Rd
Winter Haven, FL 33881
255 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830