Important Information

If proof of insurance was not shown to the officer, a copy MUST be enclosed when payment is made.

If you are cited for more than 1 offense and have questions regarding payment, please call the court at (440) 930-4103. All fines must be paid by court date.

Effective: November 3, 2014

Seat Belt Violations

No Seat Belt - Driver $95.00
No Seat Belt - Passenger $85.00

Speeding Violations

0-10 miles over limit $135.00
11-20 mph over limit $160.00
21-30 mph over limit $185.00
Over 30 mph over limit $210.00

NOTE: All 3rd offense speed within a 12-month period and Speed above 87 mph MUST appear in court.

Speeding in School Zone waiverable unless above 35 mph

$160.00 Waivers

  • Traffic Control Devices and all other waiverable moving violations

$106.00 Waivers (non-moving violations)

  • Expired Registration/under 6 mos.
  • Expired Registration /over 6 mos. - MUST appear in court
  • Expired Operator's License/under 6 months with proof of new license
  • Expired Operator's License/over 6 months - MUST appear in court
  • Excess weight for street (440.01)
  • Excess weight for truck (see formula) (5577.04)
  • Insecure load(4513.31)
  • Overwidth (5577.05)
  • Highway Use Tax (5728.04)

$125.00 Waivers

  • Fishing without a License

Accident Violations

  • Court Appearance Required

Littering Violation (ODNR) $134.00


Payment of waivers is due by court date. Payment on all other cases is due upon conclusion of case.

Required Court Appearance - Traffic

  • Passing School Bus
  • Speeding in School Zone
  • 3rd Speed in 12-month period
  • All Speeding offenses of 87 mph and above
  • Drag Racing
  • No Operator's License
  • Expired Operator License/Over 6 months
  • Expired Registration/Over 6 months
  • O.V.I.
  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Reckless Operation
  • Fictitious Plates/Operator's License
  • Permit Unlicensed Driver to Operate Motor Vehicle (Unlawful Entrustment)
  • Leaving Scene of Accident
  • Accident
  • Falsification
  • Spill/Leak/Drop Material on Roadway
  • Park Commercial Truck in residential area
  • Parking against traffic
  • Parking in handicap space
  • Fleeing/Eluding
  • Fail to Yield Emergency Vehicle
  • Railroad crossing when lights flashing/gates down

Required Court Appearance - Criminal

  • Animal Violations
  • Curfew Violations
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of Marijuana/Drug Charges
  • Consuming in a Motor Vehicle (4301.64)

Payment Instructions

Sign ticket on reverse side and send with check or money order (NO CASH) made payable to:

Avon Lake Municipal Court
32855 Walker Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

The office is open from 8:00 to 4:00 Monday - Friday for all Payments. A drop box is available at The Avon Lake Police Department for payments made after hours. Please call the court with any Questions during working hours at (440) 930-4103.


32855 Walker Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Court Days:

Tuesday & Thursday
Traffic & Criminal Cases (Avon & Avon Lake)
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Traffic & Criminal Cases (Sheffield Village)
8:00 am

Civil Cases
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact Us:

Phone: (440) 930-4103
Fax: (440) 930-4128

Please don't call before 1:00 pm on court days


We will never contact a defendant to request their personal information.


By state law, Court staff are not permitted to provide legal advice or direction.