The Broward County Traffic Court Program was established in 1989. Its purpose is to efficiently manage all civil infraction cases by assisting the County Court Judges with the ever increasing caseload. The essential elements of the program were comprehensive and continuing training, a hierarchy of administration, uniform procedures, and excellent public relations. The Broward County Traffic Court Program is extremely successful. It was the model training program for the State of Florida and continued to be the benchmark for procedures throughout the State. The criteria for its success is efficiency in the disposition of cases, reduction of costs, activism in public safety, public education and maintenance of "user friendly" methods that promote the entire judicial system in a fair and positive light.
Broward County's 21 Traffic Hearing Officers resolve thousands of civil infractions per month. In November of 2005 municipal parking was added to the Traffic Court Program. Broward Traffic Hearing Officers also resolve 28 municipalities' parking violation appeals. In 2011 Red Light Camera citations will be added to the division. Civil infractions are heard at all courthouse locations, with parking being heard only at Central and West satellite courthouses.