Plead Not Guilty

To plead not guilty, you must make a request for a hearing to the Clerk within thirty (30) days of the date the ticket was received by completing and filing the Plea of Not Guilty form with the Clerk’s Office.

If you are unable to appear in person for the hearing, you must post an appearance bond at the time you request the hearing. You will be notified by mail of your court date.

To post an appearance bond, you must pay the fine at the time you send in your request to plead “Not Guilty”.

DO NOT SEND CASH. Pay the amount indicated on the back of your citation and/or the amount indicated on the pre-printed envelope that the office has given you.

Please make cashiers check or money order payable to Bill Kinsaul, Clerk of Court. Enclose the request, the cashiers check or money order and the yellow copy of your ticket and send to:

Bay County Clerk of Circuit Court
Attn: Traffic Division
P.O. Box 2269
Panama City, FL 32402


Bill Kinsaul, Clerk of Court
Traffic Division
300 East 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401