VIOLATION SCHEDULE

 

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Violation Schedule

The following VIOLATION SCHEDULE has been adopted by the Middleburg Heights Mayor’s Court to be used when a defendant, who meets the restrictions below, wishes to waive his/her right to appear in open court.

Please contact the court office to obtain the correct waiver amount. Middleburg Heights Mayor’s Court only accepts the following methods of payment: cash, check, money order, MasterCard and Visa. Waivers may be paid in person or mailed to the court office. Defendants are required to provide the signed ticket and proof of insurance.

  • SPEEDING VIOLATION: $4 per mile in excess of limit plus $100 court costs. 20+ miles in excess of limit: $4 per mile in excess of limit + $100 costs + $10 penalty. School zone speeds of 40mph or higher require a personal appearance in court.
  • FINES IN CONSTRUCTION ZONES DOUBLED
  • WARRANT FEE: $100
  • LICENSE FORFEIT FEE: $50
  • COMPUTER FEE: $2

Overweight Vehicles

  • 0 – 2,000 LBS. OVERWEIGHT $ 80 + $100 COURT COSTS = $180
  • 2,000 – 5,000 LBS. OVERWEIGHT $100 + $1 FOR EA. 100 LBS. OVER + $100
  • 6,000 – 10,000 LBS. OVERWEIGHT $130 + $2 FOR EA. 100 LBS. OVER + $100
  • OVER 10,000 LBS. OVERWEIGHT $160 + $3 FOR EA. 100 LBS. OVER + $100
  • GROSS LOAD LIMITS (MINIMUM) $100 + $100 = $200
  • ALL AMOUNTS BELOW INCLUDE COSTS OF $100
    ($61 CITY, $39 STATE) See Exceptions***
  • MINOR MISDEMEANORS: $100 (FINE) + $100 (COSTS)

Offense Total Fine

  • Change lanes w/out caution – $135
  • Child restraint – $100
  • Closed road – $135
  • Cracking exhaust – $120
  • Crossing double yellow line – $135
  • Cross median strip – $135
  • Curfew (after hours) – $135
  • Dog at large – $120
  • Evasion of traffic signal – $135
  • Exhibition of speed – $135
  • Expired plates – $120
  • Expired operator’s license – $120
  • Failure to comply w/police order
    – $135
  • Failure to display operator’s license
    – $120
  • Failure to yield – no MVA – $135
  • Faulty muffler – $120
  • Fender or bumper required – $120
  • Fictitious plates – $120
  • Following too closely – $135
  • High bumper – $120
  • Hitchhiking – $120
  • Illegal hunting – $135
  • Improper backing – $135
  • Improper turn – $135
  • Key in ignition – $120
  • Left of center – no MVA – $135
  • License plate required – $120
  • Litter – $120
  • Loose load – $135
  • Motorcycle endorsement required – $120
  • Motorcycle safety equipment – $120
  • Obstructing view – $120
  • One license plate – $120
  • One way street – $135
  • Purpose of way – no damage – $135
  • Railroad crossing – $135
  • Seat belt – Operator – $96***
  • Seat belt – Passenger – $91***
  • Slow speed
    – $4 per mile below min. speed + costs
  • Stop sign – $135
  • Tail lights required – $120
  • Through trucks prohibited – $135
  • Traffic signal – $135
  • Turn signal – $135
  • Unsafe vehicle – $120

All other traffic violations not requiring personal appearance: moving $135/non-moving $120.

Offenses Not Waiverable by Mayor’s Court

  • Any felony or indictable offense;
  • Offenses resulting in an accident;
  • Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Driving while under suspension/revocation of driver’s license;
  • A third moving violation within 12 months;
  • Failure to stop and remain standing upon meeting or overtaking a school bus stop on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging a school child;
  • Willfully eluding or fleeing a police officer;
  • Drag racing;
  • Speeds of 90 or more miles per hour;
  • School zone violation (40 or more miles per hour);
  • Any otherwise waiverable ticket marked by the officer, by reason of unusual circumstance, “PERSONAL APPEARANCE REQUIRED”