Public Utilities Commissions of Ohio (PUCO) Traffic Violations

View the chart below to see if your ticket is waiverable – allowed to pay ticket without appearing before the judge. If you are unsure of where to find the pertinent information on your ticket, please click here if you received a citation from Ohio State Highway Patrol (a full-page white piece of paper) or click here if you received a ticket from any other police agency (typically, you will receive a blue copy). There are boxes marked in grey which hold the most important information. If you are permitted to pay the ticket, you can make a check (if in the state of Ohio) or money order payable to: Warren County Court, 822 Memorial Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036 or you may call the Clerk’s Office at 513-695-1370 and pay with a Visa or MasterCard for a small fee.

However, if you feel the ticket was unjustified, you may appear in court on your scheduled date to plead not guilty and have the case scheduled for trial at a later date.

Offense Type Ticket Amount
Operating An Out-of-Service Vehicle REQUIRED APPEARANCE
Out-of-Service Driver Operating A Vehicle $575.00
Possession of Intoxicating Beverage REQUIRED APPEARANCE
Insecure load, Overlength, Overwidth $285.00
Equipment Violation (1st Offense) $275.00
Overweight - 0 - 2,000 lbs. $215.00
Overweight - 2,001 - 2,099 lbs. $255.00
(Plus $1.00 per hundred Wt. in excess of 2,000 pounds)
Overweight - In excess of 2,099 - 5,000 lbs. $255.00
Overweight - In excess of 5,001 - 5099 lbs. $365.00
(Plus $2.00 per hundred Wt. in excess of 5,000 pounds)
Overweight - In excess of 5,100 - 10,000 lbs. $365.00
(Plus $2.00 per hundred Wt. in excess of 5,000 pounds)
Overweight - In excess of 10,001 - 10,099 lbs. $595.00
(Plus $3.00 per hundred Wt. in excess of 10,000 pounds)
Overweight - In excess of 10,100 - 30,000 lbs. $595.00
(Plus $3.00 per hundred Wt. in excess of 10,000 pounds)
ALL OTHER PUCO VIOLATIONS $285.00