Traffic

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 received 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 Police Department. Some of the frequent payable offenses are:
Offenses Fees
Speeding:  
      1st Offense Within 1 Year
$135
      2nd Offense Within 1 Year
$145
Seat Belt Violation:
 
     Driver
$130
     Passenger
$120
Red Light Violation
$125
Failure to Yield
$125
Assured Clear Distance
$125
Failure to Register / Display Tags
$125

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.