We have continued the COVID safety measures put in place during the Pandemic.
Everyone entering the building must:
Plexiglass shields have been installed in each courtroom and in the Clerk’s Office.
Air filters are provided in select areas around the building.
In Ohio, all traffic violations are criminal offense. Traffic cases follow the same court procedures as criminal cases.
If you are guilty of committing a traffic violation, the court can impose a range of sentences. The most common is a fine, or ticket. In some cases, you can waive your right to a trial and simply pay the fine. If you want to dispute the violation, or if the violation is a non-waiverable offense, you will need to appear in court.
At Garfield Heights Municipal Court, you can pay traffic or parking tickets in-person, by mail, by phone, or online. To make a payment now, click the Pay a Ticket button in the column on the left – or, learn more about Paying a Ticket.
For more serious traffic violations, penalties may include jail time or license suspensions. There are special rules and procedures about Operating a Vehicle while Impaired (OVI). In this section, you can also learn about driver’s license suspension and reinstatement.