Certain traffic violations and criminal offenses can be waived – that is you can admit guilt and pay your fines and costs without having to come to court. Other violations require a court appearance under the law. Below you will find a list of the mandatory appearances as well as those that are waiverable.
In order to pay a citation by waiver, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have no more than one prior moving violation within the past 12 months.
- Have one of the waiverable offenses listed below.
- You must have a valid Ohio or out of state operator’s or chauffeur’s license.
- On a violation in which an accident occurred, you must show valid proof of insurance and there must have been no injuries in the accident.
- Read the ticket carefully. Sign your name on the back of the citation and submit the citation with full payment either in person or by mail on or before your assigned court date.
ALL VIOLATIONS REQUIRE PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR THE DATE OF THE CITATION. IF YOUR TICKET IS MARKED ‘FR NOT SHOWN’ YOU MUST BRING PROOF TO COURT. DO NOT BRING INVOICES OR APPLICATIONS. YOU NEED AN INSURANCE CARD WITH EFFECTIVE DATES FOR THE CAR LISTED ON THE CITATION, OR A COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE POLICY.