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Notice of Violation
QUESTIONS: Call the Clearwater Traffic Camera Safety Improvement Program Customer Service Center toll free at 877-847-2338. Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm (EST).
Why did I receive a Notice of Violation?
Based upon images captured by the automated system, your vehicle was determined to have committed a red-light violation. As the vehicle owner, the Notice of Violation is mailed to you.
How much is the fine?
Each citation carries a $158 statutory penalty; however, no points are assessed against your driving record. If the fine is not paid within 30 days, a "Uniform Traffic Citation" will be issued and increased penalties may be incurred including court costs.
How much time do I have to pay my Notice of Violation?
You must pay the civil penalty on or before the due date on your Notice of Violation.
What are my options?
- Pay The Fine
- Pay Online. Credit card payments can be made online at www.photonotice.com. Enter your notice number, license plate number and the city code (CLWTFL). Visa and MasterCard are accepted. There is a convenience fee of $3.95 that will be assessed at the time of payment.
- Pay by Mail.Mail your check or money order, payable to City of Clearwater, in the enclosed envelope along with the coupon printed at the bottom of the notice. Write the Notice number and the license plate number on your check or money order. Do not mail cash. The mailing address is:
City of Clearwater Traffic Safety Improvement Program
PO Box 76769
Cleveland, OH 44101
NOTE: A $30.00 administrative fee will be assessed for rejected or declined payments. A Uniform Traffic Citation will be issued for failure to pay and the base fine will increase to $264.00.
- To Contest The Violation
- If you choose to appear before an official of the county court or plead not guilty, do not respond to the Notice of Violation.
- You will receive a Uniform Traffic Citation within 60 days of the Violation Date via certified mail.
- Instructions will be provided to you by the county clerk's office as to how you should proceed.
- Submission of Affidavit
- As the registered owner of the vehicle, you are deemed responsible for the violation and the payment of a $158.00 penalty unless, in compliance with Florida Statute 316.0083(1)(d)1.a-d, you establish by a sworn affidavit that a statutory exemption applies.
- If you assert that the vehicle was in the care, custody, or control of another person, you must provide the name, address, date of birth, and, if known, the driver's license number of the person who leased, rented, or otherwise had care, custody, or control of the vehicle at the time of the violation. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS ASSERTION BY THE CLEARWATER POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL RESULT IN THE ISSUANCE OF A UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATION TO THE PERSON NAMED IN THE AFFIDAVIT.
• If the vehicle or license plate was stolen prior to the date of the violation, then the affidavit must include a copy of a police report showing the vehicle to have been stolen.
• If the vehicle was sold prior to the date of the violation, you must include a copy of the transfer of sale along with the Affidavit of Non-Responsibility
NOTE: Notarization is required for the affidavit to be valid. If an affidavit is not notarized or proper documentation is not provided, it will not be processed.
The affidavit should be mailed to:
Customer Service Center
PO Box 42034
Phoenix, AZ 85080