Northern St. Johns County residents now able to pay tickets closer to home

By NewsLine Staff

St. Johns County traffic citations now can be paid at the county annexes in Julington Creek and Ponte Vedra Beach. Through a cooperative partnership between the St. Johns County Tax Collector and Clerk and Comptroller, this service will alleviate the need to drive to the Judicial Center in St. Augustine to conduct business.

“This is a true break-through in responsive local government,” said St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. “In our continuing effort to exceed the expectations of our customers, I am pleased to announce a partnership with Honorable Hunter Conrad that allows our office to provide guided assistance to area residents so they can pay St. Johns County traffic tickets online from our Julington Creek and Ponte Vedra offices.”

Hollingsworth and Conrad both stress that this cooperative venture does not involve a mingling of Tax Collector staff with Clerk of Court services; rather, St. Johns County Tax Collector staff will provide guided assistance to customers who pay online at a St. Johns County Clerk of Court terminal. St. Johns County Tax Collector staff will not accept payments or provide St. Johns County Clerk of Court documentation.

“The real benefit will be realized by those customers with suspended driver licenses who visit our office,” said Hollingsworth. “Instead of having customers leave the building, knowingly driving on a suspended license, they can clear their Clerk of Court obligations in our office, our staff will quickly receive electronic confirmation, and resolve driver license issues in one stop.”

This service is available now in Julington Creek and will be available in Ponte Vedra within a few weeks. Anyone with a St. Johns County citation can take advantage of this service, regardless of county residence. Also, you do not need to be resolving a driver license or registration matter with the Tax Collector in order to take advantage of this easy access.

Debit and credit cards only are accepted and a 3.5 percent convenience fee is charged on the online payment site.

Photo courtesy St. Johns County Tax Collector’s Office