General Instructions

Hearings are normally held on the third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm or adjusted as necessary in City Hall Chambers. 7 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL. A letter/notification will be mailed to you, prior to the hearing date providing all details of the hearing. All hearing forms turned in before the close of business the first Friday of the month will be heard that month, all others will be heard the following month. 

To request an appeal hearing for a traffic citation issued by the City of Lake Worth Beach, you must do so within fifteen (15) calendar days. Hearing Request forms received after fifteen (15) calendar days will not be processed.

Completed, notarized forms, must be received by the City of Lake Worth Beach, Parking Division within fifteen (15) calendar days of the violation Issue Date.

Failure to return the completed form to the Parking office 414 Lake Avenue within 15 calendar days will result in your appeal being denied.

If you have any questions regarding the appeals process or this form, please contact the City of Lake Worth Beach Parking Division by calling (561) 533-7383.

Print clearly and complete in its entirety the Plea of Not Guilty and Request for Hearing Form. If you have any questions or need any assistance on how to complete the form immediately contact the City of Lake Worth Beach Parking Division by calling (561) 533-7383.

Your request will be returned unprocessed if incomplete or missing information. In order to process you Request for Hearing, we require the following documents:

A copy of the Violation.

A copy of your driver’s license.

Any documentation that supports your violation was issued in error.

Penalties will continue to accrue until we receive your timely appeal form.

If all the criteria have been met, your appeal will be processed and forwarded to the Parking Office. Once the citation has been forwarded to the Parking Office the citation will be adjudicated by the Special Magistrate.

Once your request for appeal has been transmitted to the Parking Office, all further concerns, payments, inquiries and communications regarding this citation must be addressed to the City of Lake Worth Beach Parking Division at 414 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth Beach or by calling (561) 533-7383

If you have scheduled a Hearing Request but choose to pay your citation before the scheduled date, you must call the City of Lake Worth Beach Parking Division at (561) 533-7386 at least 10 days before the hearing date to cancel it or you will be subject to additional fines.

The City of Lake Worth Beach Parking Division will notify you of the date and time of the hearing prior to the hearing.

If a valid request for an appeal hearing is made to the City of Lake Worth Beach Parking Division collection of your citation will not be processed until notice is received on the outcome of your appeal from the Hearing Office/Special Magistrate. All orders of the Special Magistrate will be followed.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

•   Do not pay your fine at this time if you are appealing it (you will be required to pay the City of Lake Worth Beach, Parking Division later).

  • You waive the right to pay the current amount of the civil penalty (parking fine) to the City of Lake Worth Beach when the citation is forwarded to the Hearing Office/Magistrate.

  • If the citation is upheld, it may be subject to additional citation fees and hearing costs.

  • Only those appeals filed correctly, and written within the time allowed will be reviewed. Postal delays or electronic equipment failures will not be considered a valid excuse.
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