Juvenile Traffic Division
399 South Front Street, First Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: (614) 525-8540
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Juvenile Traffic section collects fines with tickets issued for moving and non-moving violations. The ticket window, where traffic related fines may be paid in person, is on the first floor inside the Front Street entrance.
Fines and Traffic Court
Moving violations such as speeding (under 20 miles over speed limit), running a red light, or improper passing are generally* handled as follows:
1st offense - pay fine
2nd offense - juvenile must appear in Court
Guilty plea - pay fine
Not guilty plea - return to Court at later date for Trial
3rd offense - one year suspension of drivers license
Non-moving violations such as expired tags, loud muffler, failure to use seat belt, or jaywalking are usually penalized with a fine.
* These are general guidelines, and may not pertain to every situation. Offenses such as DWI or driving without an operator's license will necessitate a court appearance. You can call the Juvenile Traffic section (number listed above) if you are uncertain about whether you will need to appear in court for your infraction.