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 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 11/22/21

Charge

Fees

Seat Belt (Driver)
$130
Seat Belt (Passenger)
$120
Child Restraint / Booster Seat
$150
Red Light / Traffic Signal
$150
Display of Tags
$125
Reckless Operation
$200
Assured Clear Distance
$150
Turn Signal Violation
$125
Marked Lanes
$150
Fail to Control
$150
Speed 1-10 MPH Over
$125
Speed 11-29 MPH Over
$150
Speed 30 or More Over
$250
School Zone 21-34 MPH
$135
School Zone 35 MPH or More
$200
Texting While Driving
$125
Distracted Driving
$100 added to ticket
Tail Light Illumination of Plate
$125
Headlights
$125
Open Flask
$200
Drug Abuse Marijuana
$200
Dog at Large
Non-payable
Dog Without License
$125
Disorderly Conduct
$200
Excessive Smoke
$125
Expired Registration
$125
Lighting
$125
Noise / Horn / Muffler
$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.