Welcome to the Online Ticket Payment Program for the South Euclid Municipal Court As part of an ongoing process of expanding services and incorporating technology in day-to-day operations, eligible citations may be paid online A $3.00 convenience fee will be automatically added to your total for payment online.
Waiverable Citation Payments
(Cases where defendant IS NOT required to come to court)
Under the O.R.C (Ohio Revised Code) certain traffic citations may be resolved through the Traffic Violations Bureau in lieu of appearing in Court. If your citation qualifies, payment can be made either in person, mail, or online, as long as it is received by the South Euclid Municipal Court Clerk of Court's office prior to the Court date and time which can be found on the bottom of your citation. You must pay the full amount. NO partial payment can be accepted.
Court records are updated every 24 hours, therefore if you forgot or miss your court date, you should contact the Clerk's office immediately to check the status of your case. You may still be able to pay your citation either via mail, in person or online. If you do not qualify for payment you MUST appear in person at the Clerk's office as an arrest warrant MAY have already been issued. Additionally, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles may have been informed of a forfeiture and/or block of your license. These may result in you being responsible for additional fees.
Multiple Violations on Citation(s)
Cases can contain an unlimited number of separate charges. If you are paying to waive a court appearance, make sure you are paying all the associated charges to waive the case. A case will not be closed unless all charges are paid in full. Please note that multiple cases per ticket are listed with letters after the case number (ex. TRD199999A, TRD199999B, TRD199999C,etc.).
In cases where the Judge along with the defendant has agreed upon a payment arrangement, the defendant cited can only make payments at the Clerk's window with exact cash, check, money order or credit card. Payment arrangements are set only by the Judge of the South Euclid Municipal Court
Payment of Citation After Missing Court Appearance
Payment of fines and costs are accepted by the Clerk's Office as long as it is received prior to your scheduled court date. If you missed the date, call the South Euclid Municipal Clerk of Courts office at (216) 381-2880 to determine if your citation is eligible for online payment. If a warrant has been issued, the offense is no longer eligible for online payment and must be paid in person at the South Euclid Municipal Clerk of Courts office.
Proof of Insurance
Motor vehicle operators in the State of Ohio are required to own auto insurance. To verify that you provided proof of insurance to the Officer at the time of the offense, click the case number(s) on the list of case numbers matching your search criteria to see detailed information for the case.
If you DID show proof of insurance at the time of the offense (indicated as "Proof of Ins Shown"), then you have complied with the State of Ohio requirements, no further action on your behalf is required. If you DID NOT show proof of insurance at the time of the offense (indicated as "Proof of Ins.?: Not Shown"), the Court is required to notify the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles who in turn will mail you a request for proof of insurance. You may also comply by providing proof of insurance to the court on or prior to your court date. This can be done via mail at The South Euclid Municipal Court’s office at 1349 South Green Road, South Euclid Ohio 44121, or by fax at (216) 381-1195. Failure to comply will result in a suspension of your driving privileges. If you have any additional concerns or questions, contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at (440) 845-2007 or (614) 752-7600.
Citations That Do Not Qualify for Online Payment
Any citation that includes a mandatory penalty that the court must impose is NOT eligible for online payment and a court appearance by the defendant is required. Offenses that are not eligible for online payments include:
- Any felony or indictable offense
- Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs of abuse, or permitting another to do so
- Motor vehicle accident
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving under suspension or without a license except for expired license of less than six (6) months
- Third moving violation within 12 months
- Eluding/fleeing a police officer
- Drag racing
- Physical control
- Illegal license plates
- Any speed clocked at 100 MPH or more
- Passing a school bus
- Some railroad crossing violations
- Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
- Overload violations
- Noise Ordinances
By submitting your information to request payment, you understand that you are pleading "Guilty" to all charges against you as listed on the citation, consequently waiving your right to an appearance in court or to a trial. You further understand that, when processed, this will close your case and the Court will forward this information to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the appropriate points will still be added to your license.