Pay Traffic Ticket in Ohio
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Traffic Ticket Online!
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Note:If your court is not listed please follow the instructions on your ticketPage Overview
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Other Topics in This Section