Florida Uniform Citation

Florida Uniform Citation

The technical term for a traffic ticket is a uniform traffic citation. Some tickets are handwritten on a yellow slip, but many will appear as they do in the photo on the right– as a white printout that is printed at the scene. Regardless of whether the Florida uniform traffic citation you receive is handwritten or printed, they both serve as a notice that you violated a law. Within 30 days, you must decide how you wish to proceed.

Your Options:

  • Pay the fine and accept the point penalty for the offense
  • Pay the fine and elect traffic school to prevent points from being assessed against your driving record
  • Elect a court hearing and contest the violation

How to Read a Florida Uniform Traffic Citation

  • County where the ticket was issued (top left corner)
  • Citation number (top right corner)
  • Date that the ticket was issued (4th row from top)
  • Information about the violation and officer comments (marked with an “X”)
  • Identifies whether the ticket is considered civil or criminal, and whether a court appearance is necessary (lower portion of citation)

Florida Uniform Citation