+ Can the ticket I received be paid or do I have to go to court?

  + How can I pay my ticket?

  + How much is my ticket?

  + How do I know payment has been received if I mail the fine in?

  + How soon after a ticket is issued can I make a payment?

  +How many points will be placed on my license as a result of my moving violation? Will I have a suspension? 

  +Must I bring proof of insurance when paying this ticket or when going to court? 


Can the ticket I received be paid or do I have to go to court?

Parking, criminal, and traffic tickets which have the words ‘MINOR MISDEMEANOR” or “mm” printed on the ticket may be paid without the necessity of a court appearance. The only exception is if this is your third moving violation within the past twelve (12) months. A court appearance is then required. All other tickets require a court appearance. If you must appear in court, or wish to plead not guilty, the date of your court appearance is indicated at the front bottom of your ticket. Traffic court begins at 9:00 a.m. and works on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How can I pay my ticket?

All payable tickets can be paid in person, by mail, or online.

PAYING IN PERSONYou can pay between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Girard Municipal Court located at 100 N. Market Street, Girard, Ohio 44420. The clerk's office is located at the end of the hall on the second floor. Cash, money orders, certified checks are acceptable methods of payment.

PAYING BY MAILCan pay by certified check or money order made payable to the Girard Municipal Court. Our mailing address is Girard Municipal Court, 100 N. Market Street, Girard, Ohio 44420. You must sign the back of the ticket at the bottom where it reads, "signature of defendant." You must submit along with your ticket and payment a copy of your current insurance coverage. Payments must be received by the original court date assigned to avoid a warrant.

PAY ONLINE -To pay view/pay your bill online, please visit our ePayment page by clicking here


How much is my ticket?

To view the cost of your traffic ticket visit Waiver Cost Schedule Link or call (330) 545-3049.


How do I know payment has been received if I mail the fine in?

You can look up your information online at Municipal Court Public Access System or call (330) 545-3049.


How soon after a ticket is issued can I make a payment?

If you pay in person and bring the ticket with you, you can pay immediately after the ticket was issued.

If you pay by mail, payment can be sent immediately.


How many points will be placed on my license as a result of my moving violation? Will I have a suspension?

All inquiries regarding suspensions or points need to be requested from the State of Ohio, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Their addresses and phone numbers are:

Columbus Office Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1583 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 752.7600

Cleveland Area Bureau of Motor Vehicles
12000 Snow Road, Suite N
Parma, OH 44130
(440) 845.2007

Youngstown Office of Buerau of Motor Vehicles
242 Federal Plaza West, Suite 102
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 797.9346


Must I bring proof of insurance when paying this ticket or when going to court?

You must bring proof of insurance whenever you pay or go to court on a traffic ticket.