Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

OPERATION COLLECTION RELIEF Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Operation Collection Relief?

2. Why is the Clerk’s Office doing this?

3. How can I pay?

4. What are the days and hours for Operation Collection Relief in Miami-Dade County?

5. What are the office locations for walk-in payments?

6. How can I pay on-line?

7. How can I pay over the phone?

8. How can I find out how much I owe for outstanding Traffic citations?

9. How can I find out how much I owe for outstanding Parking citations?

10. Can I make a partial payment and save the collection charges? 

11. Can I open a payment plan with the Clerk of Courts to save the collection charges? 

12. Can I pay through the mail?

13. How can I reinstate my suspended driver license?

14. Can I get my late fees waived?

15. My ticket isn’t late.  Can I still pay it during that week?

 


 

1. What is Operation Collection Relief?
Operation Collection Relief is a limited time event where individuals who have outstanding traffic tickets, parking tickets, and/or criminal fines, costs and fees that are in collection can pay off those amounts in full, save the collection agency charges and have their driver licenses reinstated 
if they do not have outstanding violations in other counties in the State of Florida.

2. Why is the Miami-Dade Clerk’s Office doing this?
The Miami-Dade Clerk’s Office is trying to help the thousands of individuals who have outstanding tickets and court fines and fees whose driver license may have been suspended.

3. How can I pay?
-Pay in person using cash, personal and cashier checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard or Amex

-Pay on-line (Traffic and Parking only) using Visa, MasterCard or Amex

-Pay on the phone (Traffic and Parking only) using Visa, MasterCard or Amex

If you have an impoundment order, you must pay in person.

4. What are the days and hours for Operation Collection Relief in Miami-Dade County?
Pay in Person:
You can visit one of our various office locations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. any day from Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 13th

Pay On-line or by Phone:
Any time starting Saturday, April 7th and ending Sunday, April 15th. Please note, if paying by phone, that operators will only be available Monday through Friday.

If you have an impoundment order, you must pay in person.

5. What are the office locations for walk-in payments?

-Locations for: Traffic and Parking tickets; Felony and Misdemeanor court fines, costs & fees

Coral Gables District Court
3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite#100

Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Hialeah District Court
11 E. 6th Street, Suite#100

Hialeah, Florida 33010

Martin Luther King Office
2525 NW 62nd Street, Room #1200 A

Miami, Florida 33147

Miami Beach District Court
1130 Washington Ave, Suite 200

Miami Beach, FL 33139

North Dade Justice Center
15555 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite #100

N. Miami Beach, FL 33160

South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211th Street, Suite #1500

Miami, Florida 33189

Sweetwater Sub-Office
500 SW 109th Avenue, 3rd Floor

Miami, Florida 33174

-Locations for Traffic tickets; Felony and Misdemeanor court fines, costs & fees

Richard Gerstein Justice Building
1351 NW 12th Street
Miami, Florida 33125

               Room 124 for Traffic tickets

               Room 8100 for Misdemeanor cases

               Room 9000 for Felony cases

-Locations for Parking tickets only

Parking Violations Bureau
22 NW 1st Street
4th Floor
Miami, Florida 33128   

-Locations for Domestic Violence fines and costs only 

Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 N.W. 1st Avenue
1st Floor – Suite 142
Miami, Florida  33128

6. How can I pay on-line?
To pay on-line using Visa, MasterCard or Amex click Traffic or Parking.

If you have an impoundment order, you must pay in person.

7. How can I pay over the phone?
To pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard or Amex, call (305) 275-1111 for Traffic and (305) 275-1133 for Parking.

If you have an impoundment order, you must pay in person.

8. How can I find out how much I owe for outstanding Traffic citations?
Please have your driver’s license number ready as you will need it to get the information you want.  

For information on your outstanding traffic citations, please click TrafficUsing the driver’s license number, perform a search on the Driver’s License tab, and you will obtain a list of all traffic citations with the outstanding balances. You may also call our Interactive Voice Response system at (305) 275-1111.   

During Operation Collection Relief (see days and hours of operation), the balance owed for traffic citations referred to Collection Agencies will not reflect collection agency charges.

Payments sent in the mail will NOT be eligible for Operation Collection Relief savings. 

9. How can I find out how much I owe for outstanding Parking citations?
Please have your citation number or tag number handy as you will need it to get the information you want. 

For information on your outstanding parking citations, please click Parking or call our Interactive Voice Response system at 305-275-1133. Please check all the tag numbers of the vehicles for which you are listed as an owner as citations can be issued and transferred to any tag for which you are an owner of record. 

During Operation Collection Relief (see days and hours of operation), the balance owed for parking citations referred to Collection Agencies will not reflect collection agency charges.

Payments sent in the mail will NOT be eligible for Operation Collection Relief savings. 

If you have an impoundment order, you must pay in person.

10. Can I make a partial payment and save the collection charges?
No, to participate in Operation Collection Relief and save collection charges, you must make a full payment.

11. Can I open a payment plan with the Clerk of Courts to save the collection charges?
No, all payments must be paid in full during Operation Collection Relief for cases already referred to Collection Agencies. 

12. Can I pay through the mail?
Payments sent in the mail will NOT be eligible for Operation Collection Relief savings.  

13. How can I reinstate my suspended driver license?
Upon full payment of all outstanding Traffic tickets, you can pay the Clerk of Courts the $60 reinstatement fee to reinstate your suspended driver license that same day at the locations accepting Traffic ticket payments, on-line or over the phone. However, there must be no outstanding tickets in other counties in the State of Florida to reinstate your driver license.  

Upon full payment of all outstanding Criminal court fines, costs and fees you can pay the Clerk of Courts the $7 fee to obtain an Affidavit to Reinstate Driver License Privilege and submit the Affidavit to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The DHSMV will reinstate your driver license for the $60 reinstatement fee.

14. Can I get my late fees waived?
No, all late fees associated with overdue tickets are statutorily required, and must still be paid, regardless of whether the ticket was referred to a Collection Agency.

15. My ticket isn’t late.  Can I still pay it during that week?
Yes, the Clerk’s Office will be accepting all payments for traffic tickets, parking tickets and criminal cases during that week, not just those in collections.