Skip to main content
Miami-Dade County Clerk of the CourtsHarvey Ruvin

Driver License Suspension in Criminal Cases

Pursuant to FS 322.245(5) (a), the Clerk of the Courts is required to notify Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) that the defendant has failed to pay his financial obligations, which shall result in the suspension of your driver license.

The FLHSMV once notified of the delinquency of the unpaid court costs by the Clerk’s Office, and if the court costs are not paid in full or if you have not entered on payment plan by the effective suspension date provided by the FLHSMV, you will be required to obtain an Affidavit of Reinstatement that you must submit to the FLHSMV, to clear your license for $7.00 from the Clerk’s Office and you will be required to pay a $60 reinstatement fee directly to your local FLHSMV office or by mail.

Upon full payment of court costs prior to the effective suspension date provided by FLHSMV, or being placed on a payment plan, a clearance will automatically be sent to FLHSMV by the Clerk of Courts and no further action will be required. 

The Clerk’s Office will also accept full payments for cases sent to collection agencies to assist customers with obtaining their Affidavit to Reinstate Driver License Privilege immediately for cases with a driver license suspension for an outstanding financial obligation.

You may check the status of your driver license by visiting FLHSMV.

Make a Payment

Full payment of court costs can be made online or by phone.

Pay by phone
Payments can be made by phone at 305-275-1155 for criminal cases.


Pay in Person
Pay in person with check, money order or cash at our Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, by scheduling an appointment. Deputy clerks are available to assist you. Payment plans can also be requested.

You are now leaving the official website of Miami-Dade Clerk of the Courts. Please be aware that when you exit this site, you are no longer protected by our privacy or security policies. Miami-Dade Clerk of the Courts is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. The provision of links to external sites does not constitute an endorsement.

Please click 'OK' to be sent to the new site, or Click 'Cancel' to go back.