Welcome to the Online Ticket Payment Program for the Van Wert Municipal Court. As part of an ongoing process of expanding services and incorporating technology in day-to-day operations, you can now pay eligible citations online.

Payment of Citation Without Court Appearance (Waivers)

Ohio law allows certain traffic citations to be resolved by a Traffic Violations Bureau instead of appearing in Court. If your citation qualifies, payment can be made either in person, via the mail, or online, as long as it is received by the Clerk's office prior to the Court date and time which can be found on the bottom of your citation or by accessing the record search information. You must pay the full amount, NO partial payment can be accepted.

Court records are updated every 24 hours, so if you forgot or missed your court date, you should check the status after that time. You may still qualify to pay. If you do not qualify for payment, you MUST appear in person at the Clerk's office as further action may have already occurred.

Making Payments After Court Appearance

Payments of Fines/Costs as agreed upon in your Court payment agreement are eligible for online payments.

Multiple Violations on Citation(s)

The result of your search will display all cases relevant to that search. Tickets can contain up to seven (7) separate charges. If you are paying to waive a court appearance, make sure you are paying all the charges. Multiple cases per ticket are listed with letters after the case number (ex. TRD10000001A, TRD1000001B, TRD1000001C, etc.).

Proof of Insurance

Proof of insurance is a State of Ohio requirement.If you showed proof of insurance at the time of the offense, 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, 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. Failure to comply will result in a suspension of your driving privileges. DO NOT SEND PROOF OF INSURANCE TO THE COURT AFTER PAYMENT.

Citations That Do Not Qualify

If the defendant has been charged with any of the offenses listed below (filed either under a state or municipal or village ordinance), the defendant is required to make a mandatory Court appearance. Appearance is required, unless waived by the Court, pursuant to the Court's Local Rules, for the following offenses:

Final Authorization

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. This secure site utilizes encryption technology and every precaution has been taken to reduce the possibility of unauthorized access to your private information while it is transferred over the internet. However, by submitting this information electronically, you are acknowledging that neither the Van Wert Municipal Court, the Clerk of the Van Wert Municipal Court, nor the City of Van Wert assumes any liability for data submitted via this site (please read our privacy policy and our return policy).

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