Notice of New Rules:

Comments may be sent to: 

Ann Murray, Court Administrator
Dayton Municipal Court
301 W. Third Street, Room 365
Dayton, Ohio 45402

The Dayton Municipal Court has determined that, for the efficient operation of the Court, it is necessary to define acceptable forms of payment. The following forms of payment will be accepted:

  • Cash (no more than $1.00 in coins)
  • Money Order
  • Certified check
  • Traveler’s check
  • Personal checks(1)
  • MasterCard and Visa (2)

  1. No starter checks will be accepted. Personal checks are not accepted for rent payments on Rent Escrow cases. Personal checks are not accepted for Traffic School Program Fees.
  2. Credit cards are subject to a convenience fee. Credit cards cannot be accepted at the Clerk’s Office located in the lobby of the Montgomery County Jail.


Pursuant to R.C. 4510.13 and R.C. 4510.021, and pursuant to R.C. 4510.022, the Court shall assess a $2.50 fee for the State Highway Safety Fund (SHSF), and an additional $2.50 fee for the Municipal Court Special Projects Fund (MCSF) whenever the Court grants:

  1. Limited Driving Privileges with an immobilizing or disabling device, including a certified ignition interlock device;
    Limited Driving Privileges with a continuous alcohol monitoring device; or
  2. Unlimited Driving Privileges with a certified ignition interlock device for first-time OVI offenders.

The $2.50 SHSF fee and the $2.50 MCSF fee shall be assessed starting April 6, 2017.

All SHSF fees shall be distributed to the State Highway Safety Fund as provided by law. All MCSF fees shall be used as provided by law or shall remain in the MCSF Fund. Monies from the MCSF Fund shall only be disbursed by the Order of the Dayton Municipal Court Administrative Judge. Any monies left over in the MCSF Fund at the end of each fiscal year shall be carried over to the next year, unless otherwise ordered by the Dayton Municipal Court Administrative Judge. 

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: