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    Pay Your Ohio
    Traffic Ticket Online!

    • Easy Online Payment
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    Note:If your court is not listed please follow the instructions on your ticket

    Know Your Options

    Pay Ticket
    (Plead Guilty or No Contest)

    • Pay the fine
    • Option to plea bargain penalties
    • Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation)
    • Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates
    • Possibly have points reduced by attending a remedial driving school

    Learn more by reading below

    Fight Ticket
    (Plead Not Guilty)

    • Contest traffic ticket via trial
    • Choose to represent yourself or hire an attorney
    • Possibly lose option to plea bargain for lesser penalties
    • No penalties if found not guilty, but must pay court/attorney fees

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    Fighting Your Traffic Ticket »

    What it Means to Pay Your Ohio Traffic Ticket

    Paying your traffic citation is an admission of guilt. This means:

    • You are willfully waiving your right to a trial in court.
    • You may have points assigned to your driving record.
    • Additional points to your driving record may lead to the suspension of your Ohio driver's license. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for a two-point credit by completing a state-approved remedial driving course.
    • The appearance of the violation on your driving record could increase your car insurance premiums.

    Ignoring your ticket comes with heavy repercussions, including the suspension of your OH driver's license and a possible bench warrant for your arrest.

    Pleading Guilty as Ohio CDL Driver

    You must notify your employer and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) within 30 days of any traffic conviction. This applies to all situations, regardless of vehicle or whether it occurred out of state. For more information, consult Ohio's CDL handbook.

    Pleading Not Guilty

    You also have the option to challenge your traffic citation in court and plead not guilty. Presenting a strong defense could sway the court to reduce charges or dismiss the ticket. Learn what steps to take in our Fighting Your Traffic Ticket section.

    Pay Your OH Traffic Citation

    Each court has different payment options. Most allow payment by mail or in person. Others also offer the option to pay online. Check your citation for payment instructions. If you've misplaced it, read what to do in our Lost Traffic Ticket section.

    Pay in Person

    You will pay the court listed on your Ohio traffic ticket. Each court accepts different forms of payment. Call before visiting and ask. Be sure to bring proof of auto insurance and a copy of your citation.

    Some courts may offer a drop box for closed hours.

    Pay by Mail

    Mail your copy of the ticket along with proper payment to the court listed on your citation. If you did not provide proof of car insurance (financial responsibility) when being cited, you will also need to send proof of insurance. Whether you need to provide insurance verification will be indicated on the traffic ticket.

    Get Points Removed From Your Driving Record

    Depending on the citation, you may be eligible for a two-point credit by completing a remedial driver course. Learn more in our Point Reduction page.

    Check Your Driving Record

    After getting ticketed, check your driving record. If you know your point total is nearing Ohio's driver's license suspension mark of 12 points, you may look into enrolling in a remedial driver course.

    Shop for Better Auto Insurance Rates

    Increased car insurance rates usually coincide with traffic tickets. You can always counter by shopping around for a new provider. Comparing auto insurance rates online is a convenient way for finding affordable coverage.