Traffic Violations Bureau

In accordance with the Ohio Traffic Rules, Rule No. 13, a Traffic Violations Bureau was established with authority to process and dispose of those traffic offenses for which no court appearance is required by law. All traffic offenses except those listed in 1 through 9 of this subdivision may be disposed of by this court's traffic violations bureau.

Offenses Not Processed

The following traffic offenses shall not be processed by this bureau:
  • Indictable Offenses
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or, any other drug offenses
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving while under suspension or revocation of driver's license
  • Driving without being licensed to drive
  • A third moving traffic offense within a twelve month period
  • Failure to stop or remain standing upon meeting or overtaking a school bus stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging a school child
  • Willfully eluding or fleeing a police officer
  • Drag racing
Criminal Court

Payable Offenses

Payable offenses can be paid through the website at Middletown Municipal Court or by calling 1-866-895-0198. Optionally, fines can be paid in person during the hours of 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Municipal Court cashier's window or evenings and weekends at the Middletown Division of Police. Some of the frequent payable offenses are:

MMC Waiver Payables Effective 01/01/23



Seat Belt (Driver)
Seat Belt (Passenger)
Child Restraint / Booster Seat
Red Light / Traffic Signal
Display of Tags
Reckless Operation
Assured Clear Distance
Turn Signal Violation
Marked Lanes
Fail to Control
Speed 1-10 MPH Over
Speed 11-29 MPH Over
Speed 30 or More Over
School Zone 21-34 MPH
School Zone 35 MPH or More
Texting While Driving
Distracted Driving
$100 added to ticket
Tail Light Illumination of Plate
Open Flask
Drug Abuse Marijuana
Dog at Large
Dog Without License
Disorderly Conduct
Excessive Smoke
Expired Registration
Noise / Horn / Muffler
No O/L (expired <6 months)

Points & License Suspension

Points are assessed by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), not the court. Questions concerning points should be directed to the BMV. A drivers license can be suspended for a variety of reasons including: not having insurance, having an accident without insurance, Driving Under the Influence, certain drug offenses, non-payment of a traffic citation, and accumulation of 12 points. Some of these suspensions originate with a court order and some originate with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Contact Us

The BMV is located in Columbus and can be reached at 614-752-7500. A regional office is located in Cincinnati and can be reached at 513-742-7535.