Traffic Court

Traffic offenses, such as speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, running a red light, etc. are considered misdemeanors. A moving violation can put “demerit points” on your drivers license, which could cause adverse actions on your driver's history. All moving violations are reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) weekly. Non-moving violations do not have demerit points attached and are not reported. For more information on your driver’s license please contact the DMV.


Traffic Court is scheduled every Thursday morning at 9:00 AM.  Once you check in, you will be given a Misdemeanor Rights Form. This form will be signed in the presence of the Judge when you are called in the courtroom.

There are some options available to Defendants who are unable to appear on their scheduled date:


Every Defendant has an automatic 10-day grace period to pay without any penalties. As long as the fine is paid within the grace period or the Defendant appears the following Thursday, there will be no penalties assessed. After 10 days, there will be a fine assessed of $10.00. A late notice is sent to the address provided on the citation. If the Defendant takes no action, a Warrant of Arrest will be issued.

Bail Forfeiture

Defendants can pay the fine, known as Bail Forfeiture, by either mailing a check, money order or cashiers check. Defendants are also welcome to pay in person. Cash is only suggested when paying the court clerk in person. Online payments can be made by clicking on the above link, please have your citation number available when making your payment online. Payments by phone can be made 24x7 by calling 888-604-7888 (se habla español), they accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and Debit Cards. A PLC (Pay Location Code) will also be required, the Dayton Justice Court's PLC is 4410.