Dispute a Violation
To dispute a violation, an affidavit of non-responsibility must be submitted. You may download an affidavit at www.ViolationInfo.com.
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. The exemptions are that the motor vehicle:
- Passed through the intersection in order to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle or as part of a funeral procession;
- Passed through the intersection at the direction of a law enforcement officer;
- Was, at the time of the violation, in the care, custody, or control of another person; or
- A Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC) was issued by a law enforcement officer to the driver of the motor vehicle for the violation of Florida Statute § 316.074(1) and § 316.075(1)(c)1 stated in this Notice.
The affidavit must be sworn before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths.
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 WILL RESULT IN THE ISSUANCE OF A NOTICE OF VIOLATION ("NOV") TO THE PERSON NAMED IN THE AFFIDAVIT.
If the vehicle was stolen, then the affidavit must include a copy of a police report showing the vehicle to have been stolen.
If you assert that a UTC was issued by a law enforcement officer for the violation of Florida Statute § 316.074(1) and 316.075(1)(C)1 stated in this notice, then you must include the serial number of the UTC. For faster processing, you may, but are not required to, include a copy of the UTC.
If your affidavit complies with the requirements of Florida Statute § 316.0083, then no further action will be taken. If your affidavit is determined not to comply with those requirements, then you will receive the NOV, which you must pay or request a hearing. The submission of a false affidavit is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable under Fla. Stat. § 775.082 or § 775.083 by a term of imprisonment not to exceed sixty (60) days and/or a fine not to exceed $500.00.
The affidavit must be received on or before the Due Date specified on the front page of this Notice in order to be appropriately processed or a UTC will be issued at a minimum cost of $277.00. It should be mailed to: The City of Miami Springs, c/o Intersection Safety Program, P.O. Box 22091, Tempe, AZ 85285.