The Akron Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in honor of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Traffic/Parking

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.

The Akron Municipal Traffic Court is open Monday-Friday from 8 am - 4 pm. The Court is closed for lunch between 12 pm - 1 pm. The Court is closed on all major holidays. The Court permits walk-ins Monday through Thursday at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. There are no walk-ins on Friday.  

If your ticket is a waiver, you may pay your ticket without coming to court. For questions about the amount to pay for your waiver, you may call the Clerk of Court - Traffic Division at (330) 375-2572.

Follow the instructions on your ticket to pay the waiver amount. Waivers can be paid in full on the Court’s website. Visit Fines & Case Search (akronmunicipalcourt.org). Once you locate your case, you can pay the balance in full. Payment in full can also be done in person or by mail. Please contact the Clerk of Court - Traffic Division for more information at (330) 375-2572.

If your ticket is a waiver, and you would like to ask for a payment plan, you must appear in Traffic Court on or before the date listed on your ticket.

If your ticket requires a court appearance, you can appear in court on or before the date on your ticket. 

Traffic Court cases cannot be continued over the phone. Any request to change your court date must be done in writing. If you would like to ask the Court to change your court date, you can file a Motion for Request. 

Traffic Court appearances are in person. If you would like to ask to appear remotely due to extenuating circumstances, you can file a Motion for Request. 

To obtain a Motion form, please navigate to the “Forms” section of our website Forms (akronmunicipalcourt.org). Motions to appear remotely are at the sole discretion of the Magistrate and will not be granted except for documented extenuating circumstances. All case types do not qualify for remote appearances. 

The filing of either Motion does not guarantee that your request will be granted. 

Print, complete, and return the “Motion for Request.” 

Return either form by:
Fax:
     (330) 375-2024

Mail:

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

In-person:
Visit the Akron Municipal Court lobby at 172 South Broadway St Akron, OH 44308.

If your request to appear remotely was granted, your case will be scheduled for a Zoom appearance on the first available date, which may not be the date on your citation. If your case is scheduled for Zoom, you will need to have an electronic device with an internet connection and a 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 https://zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID and password:
Meeting ID: 937-1727-5748
Password: 129172 

Notice: Proper attire is required when you appear on 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.

Parking Hearings

The Traffic Court Magistrate acts as a hearing officer for civil parking hearings when they are requested. If you have a question about a civil parking ticket, you may contact the Clerk of Court -Parking Division at (330) 375-2544.

Traffic Safety Officer

The Akron Municipal Court employs a traffic safety officer. The Traffic Safety Officer (Dion Semnitore) is available to assist anyone who has questions about the status of their driver’s license or driving privileges. Please follow the link above to obtain more information about the Traffic Safety Officer, or you can call (330) 375-2117 to speak to the Traffic Safety Officer.

Petitions for Driving Privileges

The Traffic Court processes certain petitions for driving privileges. Please call the Traffic Safety Officer Dion Semnitore at (330) 375-2117 if you have any questions about driving privileges. 

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

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.

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 Receive 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.

Payments/Appearance

Tickets may be paid in full online with a Visa or MasterCard, by mail or in person at the Traffic Violations Bureau located in the Lobby (1st Floor) of the Akron Municipal Court. 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 or bench warrant. 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, on the 1st Floor to request your file be sent to the Traffic 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.