408.04   TRAFFIC WAIVER SYSTEM.
   (a)   The offenses listed in the Waiver Schedule set forth below may be satisfied and resolved by the execution of a guilty plea, a waiver of court appearance and a payment to the City of the sums set forth for the various offenses listed. This waiver system shall be subject to the citing officer’s permission to so pay the fine. If the officer stipulates that the defendant must appear in Mayor's Court, then the waiver system specified herein shall not be available to a defendant.
   (b)   The utilization of the traffic fine waiver system shall be subject to all rules and regulations promulgated by the Mayor in connection with the conduct and operation of the Mayor’s Court, and the fines set forth below shall be paid pursuant to such rules and regulations.
   (c)   In addition to the fines set forth in the Waiver Schedule, reasonable court costs shall be paid in an amount established by the Mayor. Also, an additional fee, not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00) per case, shall be assessed for the Court Computerization Fund pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 1901.26(B).
   (d)   The court costs portion retained by the City shall be paid into the City’s General Fund. The court computerization fee shall be paid into the Court Computerization Fund established for that purpose.
   (e)   Pursuant to Traffic Rule 13 of Title 45 of the Ohio Revised Code, persons upon whom minor misdemeanor citations, notices or summonses have been served by any lawfully authorized police officer may, within seven (7) days after the date of issuance of the citation, notice or summons, at their option:
      (1)   Appear personally at the Traffic Violation Bureau, sign a guilty plea and waiver of trial provision and pay the total fine as hereafter listed.
      (2)   Sign the guilty plea and waiver of trial provision and mail a check, money order or certified check for the total fine to the Traffic Violation Bureau.
      (3)   Utilize the online system made available by the City and pay their fine to the Traffic Violation Bureau.
   (f)   A remittance by mail or online of the fine to the Minor Misdemeanor Traffic Violation Bureau shall constitute a plea of guilty and waiver of trial whether or not the guilty pleas and waiver of trial provisions are signed by the defendant. Any traffic waiver eligible for disposition in the Minor Misdemeanor Traffic Violation Bureau, which is mailed or submitted online to and received by the Bureau, may be accepted by the Bureau so long as a warrant has not been issued on that traffic citation.
WAIVER SCHEDULE
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Code Section
Violation
Fine Amount
*plus court costs and fees
WAIVER SCHEDULE
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Code Section
Violation
Fine Amount
*plus court costs and fees
404.02 MM
Resisting an enforcing official (traffic)
$70.00*
412.01 MM
Placing injurious material or obstruction on street
$50.00*
414.01 MM
Obedience to traffic control device
$25.00*
414.03 MM
Traffic control signal terms and lights
$25.00*
414.08(a)(2) MM
Driving on fresh paint
$25.00*
414.09 MM
Right turn on red prohibited
$25.00*
414.095 MM
Left turns prohibited
$25.00*
416.03 MM
Right-of-way yielded by pedestrian; crossing roadways (jaywalking)
$25.00*
416.05 MM
Walking on sidewalks and streets
$20.00*
416.09 MM
Right-of-way on sidewalks (Failure to yield to a pedestrian)
$40.00*
416.10 MM
Intoxication (ped. on roadway)
$60.00*
432.01 MM
Driving upon right side of roadway
$25.00*
432.03 MM
Overtaking, passing to left; driver’s duties
$70.00*
432.04 MM
Overtaking, passing to right of vehicle
$25.00*
432.05 MM
Overtaking, passing to left of centerline
$25.00*
432.06 MM
Driving upon left side of roadway (Cross yellow line)
$70.00*
432.07 MM
Hazardous or no passing zones
$70.00*
432.08 MM
Driving within lanes or continuous lines of traffic (Lane straddling)
$25.00*
432.09 MM
Following too closely
$60.00*
432.10 MM
Turning at intersections
$25.00*
432.11 MM
U-turns restricted
$25.00*
432.12 MM
Starting and backing vehicles
$25.00*
432.13 MM
Signals before changing course, turning or stopping Change of course (sig. turns)
$25.00*
432.14 MM
Hand and arm signals
$25.00*
432.15 MM
Right-of-way at intersections
$25.00*
432.16 MM
Right-of-way when turning left
$25.00 *
432.17 MM
Operation of vehicle at stop and yield signs
$25.00*
432.19 MM
Right-of-way of public safety or coroner’s vehicle
$150.00*
432.20 MM
Right-of-way at private driveway, alley, or building$`
$25.00*
432.21 MM
Right-of-way of funeral processions
(Cross funeral procession)
$70.00*
432.22 MM
Driving upon sidewalks, tree lawns or curbs
$25.00*
432.23 MM
Driver’s view and control to be unobstructed by load or persons (Obstructed view)
$70.00*
432.24 MM
Driving upon street posted as closed for repair
(Driving on closed road)
$20.00*
432.25 MM
Following, and parking near emergency or safety vehicles
$100.00*
432.26 MM
Driving over fire hose
$100.00*
432.28 MM
One way streets and rotary traffic islands
$25.00*
432.29 MM
Driving upon divided roadways
(Cross divided highway)
$70.00*
432.34 MM
Obstructing intersections, crosswalks or grade crossings
$50.00*
432.35 MM
Peeling
$70.00*
432.36 MM
Shortcutting across private property
$30.00*
432.37 MM
Weaving
$40.00*
432.39 MM
Littering from motor vehicles
$70.00*
432.40 MM
Use of earphones while driving
$25.00*
434.02(a) MM
Reckless operation (public)-on streets or highways
$70.00*
434.02(b) MM
Reckless operation (private)-other than streets or highways
$70.00*
434.025 MM
Reasonable control
$50.00*
434.03 MM
Maximum speed limits:
1) Not more than 15 above limit
$40.00*
2) From 16 - 20 above limit
$50.00*
3) More than 20 above limit
$90.00*
434.04 MM
Slow speed; posted minimum speeds
$10.00*
436.01(g) MM
No Operator’s License or expired/Motorcycle endorsement or expired
1) Dismissed if proof shown of valid Operator’s License or Motorcycle Endorsement at time of citation
2) within 1-7 days of expiration
$10.00*
3) within 8-30 days of expiration
$15.00*
4) within 31-90 days of expiration
$20.00*
436.09 MM
Display of license plates; registration; obstructions
$15.00*
438.01 MM
Driving unsafe vehicles
$50.00*
438.02 MM
Lighted lights; measurement of distances and heights
$20.00*
438.03 MM
Headlights on motor vehicles and motorcycles
(Two headlights (MV) one headlight (MC))
$20.00*
438.04 MM
Tail light illumination of rear license plate (lic. plate light)
$20.00*
438.08 MM
Red light or red flag on extended loads
$25.00*
438.09 MM
Lights on parked vehicle or stopped vehicles
$25.00*
438.10 MM
Lights and emblem on slow moving vehicles; lights and reflectors on multi-wheel agricultural tractors or farm machinery (Lights/emblem on slow moving vehicle)
$25.00*
438.11 MM
Spotlight and auxiliary lights
$25.00*
438.12 MM
Cowl, fender and backup lights
$20.00*
438.13 MM
Two lights displayed
$20.00*
438.14 MM
Use of headlight beams
$25.00*
438.15 MM
Lights of less intensity on slow-moving vehicles
$25.00*
438.16 MM
Number of lights permitted; red and flashing lights
$25.00*
438.17 MM
Focus and aim of headlights
$25.00*
438.18 MM
Motor vehicle and motorcycle brakes
(Brakes (438.18(a) emerg. brakes))
$60.00*
438.19 MM
Horn, siren and theft alarm signal
$40.00*
438.20 MM
Muffler; muffler cutout; excessive smoke, gas or noise
$40.00*
438.21 MM
Rear-view mirror, clear view to front, both sides and rear
$25.00*
438.22 MM
Windshield required; sign or poster upon windshield; windshield wiper
$25.00*
438.225 MM
Tinted glass; material(s) on glass
$65.00*
438.23 MM
Limited load extension on left side of passenger vehicle
$25.00*
438.24 MM
Motor vehicle stop lights
$25.00*
438.25 MM
Bumpers
$20.00*
438.27 MM
Use of child restraints
$40.00*
440.03 MM
Wheel protectors
$25.00*
440.05 MM
Towing requirements; exception to size and weight restrictions
$25.00*
440.06 MM
Loads dropping, leaking or shifting; tracking mud; removal required
(Leaking loads)
$20.00*
452.01 MM
Prohibition against parking on streets or highways
$100.00*
452.02 MM
Police may remove illegally parked vehicle
$70.00*
452.06 MM
Unattended vehicles; duty to lock ignition, remove key, set brake, etc.
$50.00*
452.09 MM
Parking areas for handicapped persons (Handicapped parking)
$250.00*
474.02 MM
Riding upon seat; carrying packages, motorcycle handlebars; helmets and glasses
$25.00*
474.04 MM
Riding on right side of roadway; riding abreast
$20.00*
474.05 MM
Lights, signal devices, brakes on bicycles
$20.00*
474.06 MM
Riding bicycles upon sidewalks
$20.00*
474.07 MM
Safe riding regulations for bicycles
$20.00*
474.08 MM
Parking; locks
$20.00*
474.11 MM
Operation of motorized bicycles (Mopeds)
$40.00*
ORC 4513.263 MM
Occupant restraining devices
Seatbelt - driver
$30.00*
Seatbelt - passenger
$20.00*
854.01 MM
License required; term
(Snow plow license required)
$50.00*
*plus court costs and fees
All other eligible minor misdemeanor traffic offenses not enumerated herein are waiverable at $150.00 plus court costs.
(Ord. 1988-49. Passed 3-21-88; Ord. 1988-51R. Passed 4-4-88; Ord. 1989-88. Passed 6-19-89; Ord. 1989-154. Passed 11-20-89; Ord. 1990-39. Passed 3-5-90; Ord. 1991-142. Passed 9-9-91; Ord. 1991-180. Passed 11-18-91; Ord. 1992-146. Passed 10-19-92; Ord. 1993-125. Passed 7-19-93; Ord. 1993-168. Passed 11-1-93; Ord. 1996-77(A). Passed 7-15-96; Ord. 1999-120. Passed 11-15.99; Ord. 2002-043. Passed 5-20-02; Ord. 2006-113. Passed 2-5-07; Ord. 2007-074. Passed 12-3-07; Ord. 2009-062. Passed 8-10-09; Ord. 2021-045A. Passed 11-1-21.)