Boating and Fishing Citations

What if I have been issued a Uniform Boating Citation?

If you have been issued a Uniform Boating Citation, you must elect one of the following options within 30 calendar days from the date the citation was issued. Boating Registration dismissal fee, of $10.00, is not payable through the Internet or the Chips System (Clerk’s telephone system.) You must appear in person at a service location.

  • Pay the civil penalty for the violation. You may also be required to attend a Boater Education Course.
  • Plead not guilty and attend a court hearing to contest the violation.

These violations are payable through the Internet and points ARE NOT assessed to your driver’s license. Failure to comply within 30 calendar days will result in the assessment of delinquent fees and the addition of a second-degree misdemeanor charge.

Note: If you have received a boating citation for not having a registration, and the date of incident is prior to July 1, 2003, it is not dismissible by the Clerk’s Office with proof of registration.

If you have received a boating citation for not having a registration, and the date of incident is July 1, 2003 or later, the citation may be dismissed by the Clerk’s Office with valid proof of registration.

Valid proof means that the issue date of your registration was prior to the issue date of the citation. You may forward the cost of the dismissal fee, the yellow copy of the ticket and a photocopy of your valid registration and the charge will be dismissed by the Clerk's Office.

If you are eligible to pay the dismissal fee, you must go to a service location or send payment and proof through the mail. The dismissal fee cannot be paid through the Internet.

If you elect to pay the full amount of the citation, payment may be made through the Internet, at a service location or through the mail.

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Why can’t I pay for a Boating violation through the Internet if I have a valid Boating Registration?

Boating registration violations cannot be paid for through the Internet for a Dismissal fee of $10.00. You can only pay the guilty fee through the Internet. You must take your payment and proof of the valid document to a service location or send payment and proof through the mail to the following address:

Clerk of the Courts
P.O. Box 14610
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33302-4610


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