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 exception. In some cases, a person who receives a traffic ticket may plead guilty and pay the fine with out coming to court. This is called “waiving” the charge. The waiver schedule is established on the Mayor’s Court page.
Persons who wish to plead not guilty or no contest with an explanation must appear in court before the magistrate. If you were involved in a traffic accident you are also required to appear.
If you plead not guilty, your case will be transferred to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court for trial and disposition.