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Miami-Dade County Clerk of the CourtsHarvey Ruvin

Boating Information

If you have received a boating and wildlife citation, you can pay the citation or request a court hearing.

If the citation is not in the system and you are unable to process your payment by phone, you are still responsible to satisfy the citation within 30 days of issue date either by mail or in person.

Failure to satisfy the citation within 30 days from the date the citation was issued will result in a $20 late penalty and a court hearing date will be set before a judge.

Make a payment

You can make a payment by phone, by mail or in person.

Pay by Phone
You can pay by phone with a credit card at 305-548-5415.

Pay by Mail
Mail your copy of the citation(s) with the Boating & Wildlife Citation Payment form. 
 
You may pay by check or money order. Cash is not accepted by mail. 
 
Please send your payment to: 
Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts 
1351 N.W. 12th Street Room 8100 
Miami, Florida, 33101-9321 

Pay in Person
You can pay in person at our Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building by scheduling an appointment. Deputy Clerks are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m, excluding County holidays.

Within 30 Days: 
  • Unnumbered/Unregistered Vessel - $73
  • Registration Number Display - $73
  • Vessel/Registration Certificate - $73
  • Registration Decal Display - $73
  • Expired Registration - $73
  • Careless Operation - $90
  • Waterski and similar activities - $90
  • Interference with Navigation - $90
  • Manatee/Speed Zone - $90
  • Boating Safety Equipment - $90
  • Navigation Lights - $90
  • Personal Watercraft/Lifevest - $90
  • Marine Sanitation/Equipment - $73
  • Marine Sanitation/Discharge - $273
  • Boating Safety ID Card - $90
  • Overloaded/Overpowered vessel - $90
  • Divers Down Flag - $90
  • Flag Display on Airboat - $90
  • Seagrass Scarring - $90

After 30 Days:
  • Unnumbered/Unregistered Vessel - $93
  • Registration Number Display  - $93
  • Vessel/Registration Certificate  - $93
  • Registration Decal Display  - $93
  • Expired Registration -  $93
  • Careless Operation -  $110
  • Waterski and similar activities -  $110
  • Interference with Navigation -  $110
  • Manatee/Speed Zone  - $110
  • Boating Safety Equipment  - $110
  • Navigation Lights  - $110
  • Personal Watercraft/Lifevest - $110
  • Marine Sanitation/Equipment  - $93
  • Marine Sanitation/Discharge -  $293
  • Boating Safety ID Card  - $110
  • Overloaded/Overpowered vessel  - $110 
  • Divers Down Flag -  $110
  • Flag Display on Airboat  - $110
  • Seagrass Scarring - $110
 
 
Subsequent violations can result in larger fine amounts. 
  • Fishing/Hunting License - $72, fine amount will vary depending on type of required license 
  • State Park Violation - $80, fine amount will vary depending on type of violation
  • BUI/Refusal to Submit/Breath - $500

 Request a court hearing

To request a court hearing, you can fax, email, or mail a completed  Request for Court Hearing Form  with a copy of your citation to :

The Clerk of the Court,
1351 NW 12th Street, #8100
Miami, FL 33125
Fax - 305-548-5311
Email - [email protected]

If at your court hearing it is determined that an infraction has been committed, the court may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $500 in addition to applicable court costs. 

Pursuant to F.S. (327.73), any person who fails to appear or otherwise properly respond to a uniform boating citation shall in addition to the charge relating to the violation of the boating laws of this state, be charged with the offense of failing to respond to such citation and, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Request by Phone

In order to avoid delays and long lines at the courthouse, please dial 305-275-1155.

The phone lines are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Request in Person

You can request a hearing at our Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building by scheduling an appointment. Deputy Clerks are available to assist you Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m, excluding County holidays.

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