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Municipal Criminal / Traffic
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The Municipal Criminal Division is concerned with criminal cases whose maximum incarceration penalty is 12 months and maximum fine is one thousand dollars ($1,000). Offenses carrying greater penalties than these are handled by the Common Pleas Criminal Court. The Municipal Criminal Division also handles traffic violations, ticket payouts, driver's license concerns, and vehicle impoundments. Typically, driver's license problems and impoundments involve a court appearance. Many other types of traffic problems, including parking violations, tend to be handled by paying a fine either in person or by mail.

Bonds may be posted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the 24-hour office of the Clerk of Courts located on the 1st Floor of the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore Street.

Bond refund checks are issued Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 3:30PM ONLY, excluding county holidays, at the Office of the Clerk of Courts located on the 3rd Floor of the Courthouse, Room 315.

Additional questions concerning bonds are answered on the FAQ page.

The Clerk of Courts is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. excluding holidays to process pay-out tickets. The office is located on the 1st Floor of the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore Street.

Parking and payout tickets can also be paid at the Clerk of Courts Forest Park Location, which is open Monday thru Friday, 8 to 5 p.m.

Tickets for City of Cincinnati parking violations may be paid by phone with a valid American Express or Discover or MasterCard or Visa. You may pay your Cincinnati parking ticket(s), by clicking Pay Parking Ticket and following the subsequent instructions. Additionally, you can look up past traffic, criminal and Cincinnati parking tickets via the Ticket Inquiry page.

The following services can only be performed during regular hours: payment of traffic citations, payment of Cincinnati Parking Infractions, court fines, and costs and fees for criminal and traffic cases.

After hours court filings will be accepted in Room 112 of the Justice Center.

For more information or questions regarding the Municipal Criminal/Traffic Division, please call (513) 946-6010 for assistance.
Criminal / Traffic Links
Hamilton County Justice Center
1000 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Directions to the Justice Center
Ticket Payments
   Monday – Friday
   Room 112

   Monday – Friday  8AM - 3PM
   Room 115
   After 3PM or Weekends and Holidays
   Room 112
Contact Us:
Automated Line - (513) 946-6010
     (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
Automated Parking Ticket Payment
     (513) 946-6000
Bond Refund Clerk - (513) 946-5683
     (8AM - 3:30PM, Monday - Friday)
Courtroom Clerks - (513) 946-6003
     (8AM - 4PM, Monday - Friday)
Computer Room - (513) 946-6031
     (8AM - 4PM, Monday - Friday)
Criminal Bailiff - (513) 946-5510