The Maple Heights Mayor's Court has limited jurisdiction based on geographic location and type of offense.
All offenses must have occurred in the City of Maple Heights, and some charges may not be filed here because of legal exceptions. The court does not handle any civil or small claims matters. Those cases are referred to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court, which also has jurisidiction over certain other criminal and traffic cases.
In some cases, a peson who receives a traffic ticket may plead guilty and pay the fine withough coming to court. This is called "waiving" the charge. The waiver schedule is established below.
Persons who wish to plead not guilty or no contest with an expanation must appear in court before the magistrate. If you were involved in a traffic accident you are also required to appear. The City now accepts payment for parking tickets in a 24 hour 'drop box' at the entrance to City Hall, directly across from the Police Station
If you plead not guilty, your case will be transferred to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court for trial and disposition.
MAYOR'S COURT (New Hours - Open Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CLOSED DAILY 1 PM - 2 PM)
The Court is located on the SECOND FLOOR of City Hall, 5353 Lee Road, and is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PLEASE NOTE: The mayor's court office is closed daily from 1 PM - 2 PM !!) :
* New Year's Day * Martin Luther King Jr. Day * Good Friday
* Memorial Day * July 4th observation * Labor Day
* Thanksgiving * Christmas
Phone Number: 216-587-9006
Fax Number: 216-587-9047
Paying a Ticket by Waiver
Paying a Parking Ticket
Hours of Operation:
* You may pay a parking ticket at the Mayor's Court in person or by mail.
* Payments in person may be made by cash, check or credit card. The person making the payments will be given a receipt.
* Payments MUST be postmarked /received before the date specified on the ticket.
* Do not count weekends or holidays in the 72 hours period.
* Unpaid tickets will be subject to further penalties.
* The City now accepts payment for parking tickets in a 24 hour 'drop box' at the entrance to City Hall, directly across from the Police Station
* You must have shown the officer your proof of insurance AND HE MUST HAVE CHECKED the proper box on the ticket. If the officer did not check the box as "yes" you must provide the court with your proof of insurance by bringing it in or mailing a copy with your payment. NO INVOICES: Insurance must cover the date of offense
* Have one of the waiverable offenses listed on the chart CLICK HERE
* Enter a plea of "GUILTY"
* Read the ticket carefully; sign the reverse side of the citation and enclose with payment or bring to court with you if paying in person
* Have the TOTAL waiver payment to the court before your assigned court date.
* Third offense within the past 12 months
* Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
* Leaving the scene of an accident
* Driving with no license or a suspended license
* Fleeing or eluding a police officer
* Drag racing
* Passing a stopped school bus
* Driving with a license expired more than six (6) months
Application for expungement of a conviction in the Maple Heighs Mayor's Court can be made in writing to the court. Forms and additional information can be accessed under the "EXPUNGEMENTS" link:
Please click the "READ MORE" link below for a listing of the various court costs and additional costs.
Please click the "WAIVER SCHEDULE" link below for a listing of the various waiver schedule for tickets received both prior to and after February 1, 2013.
5555 Turney Road
(216) 475 - 1900