The Criminal/Traffic Division processes and maintains criminal, traffic, and housing cases in Hamilton County Municipal Court. The Criminal/Traffic Division provides a variety of services to the general public, attorneys, and law enforcement.
EffectiveJanuary 14,2020 Hamilton County Clerk of Courts will no longer process City of Cincinnati Parking Tickets.This includes accepting parking ticket payments, scheduling parking tickets for hearings, and conducting parking ticket hearings. The City of Cincinnati will now oversee the parking appeals process and payments for parking citations received in Cincinnati. Beginning January 22,2020, Cincinnati Parking Tickets can be paid or appealed at the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Administrative hearings located at 805 Central Ave, Suite 110, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
For more information on the parking appeals and payments transition from Hamilton County to the City of Cincinnati, please view Parking Tickets Information.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Bond Services – 24 Hours
Hamilton County Justice Center
1000 Sycamore Street, 1st Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone – (513) 946-6010
All bonds must be posted in person. Bonds may be posted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the Clerk of Courts Municipal Criminal/Traffic Division located on the 1st Floor of the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore Street.
Bonds payments are accepted in the form of cash, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
Government issued photo identification is required for posting of bond.
Failure to appear at all required appearances may result in forfeiture of bond in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 2937.35.
Bond refund checks are only issued Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 3:30PM, excluding county holidays, at the Clerk of Courts Office located on the 3rd Floor of the Hamilton County Courthouse, Room 315.
For questions or to obtain additional bond information please contact the Clerk of Courts Municipal Criminal/Traffic Division at (513) 946-6010 from 8AM to 4PM.
Payments for all misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases can be paid in person, by mail or online.
Traffic tickets can also be paid at the Clerk of Courts Forest Park Location, which is open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m to 12 p.m., and the Symmes Township Location, which is open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
You can view case summaries and history by using the court record search function here.
For court document requests, please fill out this form and follow the steps to either mail in or hand deliver your request.