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FAQ Topic: Mayors Court FAQs

How do I pay a traffic ticket?

Traffic tickets may be paid online at http://www.ohioticketpayments.com/montgomery/DocketSearch.php or at the Montgomery Police Department, 10150 Montgomery Road.  Additional questions, call 513-985-1600.

If I want to appeal the Magistrate’s decision, what do I do?

If you are not satisfied with the decision of the Court, you have the right, under certain rules, to appeal to a higher Court. When a valid appeal bond is filed, your case will be transferred to the Hamilton County Municipal Court. You are then entitled to a new trial before a different judge or … Continued

What are the maximum possible penalties for Misdemeanor charges?

Classification: First Degree (M-1) Length of Imprisonment: up to 180 days Fine: $0 – $1,000.00 Classification: Second Degree (M-2) Length of Imprisonment: up to 90 days Fine: $0 – $750.00 Classification: Third Degree (M-3) Length of Imprisonment: up to 60 days Fine: $0 – $500.00 Classification: Fourth Degree (M-4) Length of Imprisonment: up to 30 … Continued

How can I find out how many points I have on my license?

You can obtain a copy of your driving record from the BMV by visiting www.bmv.ohio.gov. There you can obtain information about any license suspensions or any money owed to the BMV for reinstatement or other fees. The local BMV reinstatement office is located at 10948 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati 45231.

Where can I go to read about the ordinance I was cited for?

If you were cited to appear in Montgomery Mayor’s Court, the Montgomery Code of Ordinances is located at: http://www.amlegal.com/montgomery_oh/. If you were cited to appear at the Hamilton County Municipal Court, the Ohio Revised Code is located at: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. You may also pay your citation online at www.ohioticketpayments.com.

What if I want a trial by jury?

If you are charged with an offense that carries a possible fine of more than $150 or that carries the possibility of jail time, you have the right to a jury trial. All jury trials take place in the Hamilton County Municipal Court, in downtown Cincinnati. The services of an attorney are highly recommended if … Continued

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