Traffic Court is staffed by a full-time magistrate, bailiff, traffic safety officer and traffic clerk. The magistrate in Traffic Court hears traffic arraignments, minor misdemeanor traffic trials and driving privilege hearings.

COVID-19 Traffic Court Policies - Effective March 2021

If your ticket is a waiver, you may pay your ticket without coming to court. Follow the instructions on your ticket to pay the waiver amount.  

If your ticket is a waiver, you may request a payment plan without coming to court.  Report the lobby of the courthouse and ask to speak with the clerk’s office cashier to set up a payment plan on a waiver. For questions about the amount to pay for your waiver, you may call the Clerk of Court Traffic Division at 330-375-2572.

If your ticket requires a court appearance, you can appear in court on the date on your ticket or you may choose to waive your initial appearance for minor misdemeanors only, and enter a written not guilty plea and request a trial date.

Please visit the Forms section of our website and locate the “Minor Misdemeanor only Written Not Guilty Plea” form. Please print,  complete and return this form before your scheduled court date.

If you would like to appear via Zoom for your court date instead of appearing in person, please log onto the Forms section of our website and print, complete and return the “Motion for Request” form, noting that you are requesting a Zoom appearance. You must return this form before your scheduled court date. If eligible, your case will be scheduled for a zoom appearance on the first available date, which may not be the date on your citation. Note: you are not eligible for a Zoom hearing if you are charged with an offense that carries a potential jail sentence. If your case is scheduled for Zoom, you will need to have an electronic device with an internet connection and built in camera. You may use a smartphone, iPad/tablet, or webcam/built in camera with sound and video. 

You can install the free Zoom app before the hearing begins or log onto and enter the meeting ID and password:
Meeting ID: 937-1727-5748
Password: 129172 

Notice: Proper attire is required when you appear in the Court’s virtual platform. Please make sure that you have an area free from background noises for the proceeding.  Inappropriate attire and behavior will result in the case being rescheduled.

Note: The "Minor Misdemeanor only Written Not Guilty" or the "Motion for Request Form" must be received before your scheduled court date. Failure to appear on your scheduled court date or failure to return one of the forms before your scheduled court date will result in a forfeiture of your license or a warrant. Incomplete forms will not be accepted and constitute a Failure To Return the Form/Failure To Appear.

Return either form by:
(330) 375-2024


Akron Municipal Clerk of Courts - Traffic Division
Akron Municipal Court
172 South Broadway St
Akron, OH 44308

Visit the Akron Municipal Court lobby at 172 South Broadway St Akron, OH 44308

This temporary policy is in place to reduce the number of individuals entering the courthouse. Please continue to check the Akron Municipal Court website or the Akron Municipal Court Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Camera Tickets
(These tickets are NOT handled in the Akron Municipal Court)

If you are notified that you received a camera ticket, any questions and/or payments should be addressed to:

American Traffic Solutions
PO Box 742503
Cincinnati, OH 45274-2503

Or call 866.790.4111

Find all Traffic Forms here.

COVID-19 Traffic Court Policies - Effective June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our operating hours and procedures have changed. Traffic Court will be in morning session Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. on the 1st level of the building. If your citation has the time of 1:00 p.m., you should attend court at 9:00 a.m. on your scheduled date. Until further notice, the 1 pm traffic court session is for trials, only.

Please arrive timely for the 9 am session, as upon entry, you will be subjected to a health screening.  The court will limit the number of persons allowed in the building for Traffic Court to maintain proper social distancing. Face coverings are required.

Only mandatory appearances or persons with cases that appear on the daily traffic docket will be permitted in the building for court. The Traffic Court is offering video conferencing for eligible appearances.  If you would like more information, please file a Motion to Request a video conference and complete the Traffic Court Contact Information Update Form which is available on our website and forward these documents to the Court.

Waivers may be paid in full on line or you may contact the Clerk of Court Traffic Division at (330) 375-2572 to establish a payment plan.

Walk-ins are suspended.  If you have any traffic court issue that you would like addressed, but you do not have a scheduled court date, please file a Motion and the court will respond.  If you are interested in a video conference, please state that in your  Motion.  There is a blank motion available on the court’s website.

All Motions can be faxed to the Clerk’s Office at (330) 375-2024 or you may mail the Motion to the Clerk’s Office:

172 South Broadway St
Akron, OH 44308

Please include your current contact information.

Traffic Court Trials will be heard in person. Please report to the Traffic Court, Room 103 on your trial date.

Parking hearings will be heard via zoom hearing. Notice will mailed and emailed with instructions.

Driving privileges will be handled by mail.

Questions regarding the status of your driver’s license may be directed to the Ohio BMV at 1-844-644-6268.

This is the most up to date information but changes may occur without advance notice.  Please check the court’s website or the Akron Municipal Court Facebook page for the most up to date information.

New Traffic Court Policies - Effective April 2019

Several new policies have been recently implemented in Traffic Court and they are all listed below:

  • Traffic Court does not allow continuances to be granted over the phone. If a party desires a continuance, they must file a motion.
  • Traffic Court’s cutoff time for check-in is 9:15 a.m. for the morning session and 1:15 p.m. for the afternoon session.

What to Do If You Received a Traffic Ticket

Persons who receive a traffic ticket may plead guilty and pay the citation without a court appearance unless a court appearance is marked by the officer on the ticket. If you are permitted to pay without an appearance, you can see the fine amount, including costs, here. Visit the Traffic Waiver Costs portion of our website if you wish to view costs.


Tickets may be paid online with a Visa or MasterCard, by mail or in person at the Traffic Violations Bureau located in the Lobby (1st Floor) of the Ocasek Building. Persons who wish to plead not guilty to the charge(s) or plead guilty or no contest and explain the circumstances, should appear in Court on the date of appearance as indicated on the citation. You also need to appear in Court if you wish to have a payment plan or to perform community service in lieu of paying a fine. Failure to appear may result in a forfeiture of your driver’s license. Please dress appropriately or you may be ordered to return at a later date in more appropriate clothes.

Court is in session at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. When coming to Court, you will go to Courtroom 103 on the 1st Floor and check the list of cases scheduled for that day to verify that your name is on the list. If it is, have a seat and wait. If it is not, go to the Clerk’s Office, Traffic Division, Room 105-2 on the 1st Floor to request your file be sent to the Court and then go to the Courtroom and have a seat.

Changes must be requested and then granted on a case by case basis. If you wish to make any changes to the terms of your sentence, including changes to probation or house arrest, or changes in your payment arrangements, you must appear before the Magistrate to request these changes. Please note that if you wish to change your payment arrangements from community service to a payment plan, you must make a payment that day.

Camera Tickets

If you are notified that you received a camera ticket, any questions and/or payments should be addressed to:

American Traffic Solutions
PO Box 742503
Cincinnati, Ohio 45274-2503

Or call 866.790.4111.