All parking tickets and all criminal and traffic tickets which have the words “MINOR MISDEMEANOR” printed on the top of your ticket may be paid without the necessity of a court appearance. The only exception is if your minor misdemeanor is for a moving violation and it is more than your second moving violation in the past 12 months. A court appearance is then required. All other tickets require a court appearance. If you must appear in court or wish to plead not guilty the date and time of your court appearance is indicated in the box in the lower right section of your ticket.

Updated: May 14, 2001

All payable tickets and parking tickets can be paid in person or by mail.

PAY ONLINE – Pay your fine online at with a VISA or MASTERCARD. Traffic Tickets will be in the system within five (5) business days.Electronic parking tickets will be available for online payment within 12 hours of issuance. Handwritten parking tickets will be available for online payment within two business days of issuance.

PAYING IN PERSON – To pay between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday report to the Dayton Montgomery County Courts Building at 301 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. Payments can be made in the lobby at the Central Payments Window. After hours payments and weekend and holiday payments are accepted at the Clerk’s Office in the lobby of the Montgomery County Jail at 320 W. Second St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. Cash, money orders, certified checks, traveler’s checks and personal checks (no starter checks) are acceptable methods of payment at either location. MasterCard and Visa are accepted only at the Courts Building. Check directions for location and parking information.

PAYING BY MAIL – Payments can be sent by mail by enclosing the ticket with either a certified check, money order, or personal check (no starter checks) for the amount of the fine into an envelope addressed to: Dayton Clerk of Court Central Payments Division P.O. Box 10700 Dayton, Ohio 45402. Make sure payments are mailed at least 4 days prior to the court date on the ticket to avoid a warrant.

Updated: August, 2010

The fines for all handwritten parking tickets are printed on the back of the ticket. For traffic tickets go to to find your fine amount, or call 937-333-4302.

Updated: February, 2010

Wait at least 4 days from the date you mailed in the payment and then look up your information online at or call 333-4302. In most cases, payment will have been received and posted by then.

Updated: July, 2008

If you pay in person and bring the ticket with you, you can pay beginning the day the ticket was issued.

If you pay online at, electronic parking tickets will be available for online payment within 12 hours of issuance. Handwritten parking tickets will be available for online payment within two business days of issuance. For Traffic Tickets please allow five (5) business days from date of issue to make a payment online.

If you pay in person and do not have the ticket you need to wait at least five (5) business days from the date of issue before attempting to pay.

If you pay by mail payment can be sent immediately.

Updated: February, 2010

All inquiries regarding suspensions or points need to be requested from the State of Ohio, Bureau of Motor Vehicles their address and phone numbers are:

Columbus Office Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1583 Alum Creek Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43266-0084

Cincinnati Office Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1236 W. Kemper Rd.
Forest Park, Ohio 45240

Updated: May 15, 2001

You must bring proof of insurance whenever you pay or go to court on a traffic ticket.

Updated: May 15, 2001

Court Information

Dayton Municipal Court

P.O. Box 10700
301 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Office hours for the Clerk of Court are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for the acceptance of case filings and payments. Traffic and Criminal payments can also be paid online at

Clerk of Court:

Court Administration:
FAX: 937-333-4494

Central Payments:
FAX: 937-333-4468

Civil Division:
FAX: 937-333-4468

Criminal Division:
FAX: 937-333-4490

Traffic Division:
FAX: 937-333-7558

Jury Information:
FAX: 937-333-4468

Probation Services:

Warrant Enforcement: