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 jurisdiction over certain other criminal and traffic cases.
In some cases, a person who receives a traffic ticket may plead guilty and pay the fine without 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 explanation 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.
Tickets can now be paid online by clicking here. If paying a parking ticket, search for the ticket by your name.
All waiverable tickets can be paid online, as well as individuals that appeared for their scheduled court date and have made payment arrangements
Mayor’s Court Clerk
Phone: (216) 587-9006
Fax: (216) 587-9047
Maple Heights City Hall, 2nd Floor
5353 Lee Road
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:30a – 5:00p, Closed for Lunch between 1:00p and 2:00p
Closed for the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- July 4th observation
- Labor Day
Warrants or Capiases
The Maple Heights Mayor’s Court (MHMC) has set up a process to help those who may have warrants or capiases, but are not able to pay for bonds at this time.
Paying a Parking Ticket
- You may pay a parking ticket at the Mayor’s Court in person, by mail, or online. If paying online, you can only search by name, not ticket number.
- 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
Paying a Ticket by Waiver
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.
Violations not Waiverable
- 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
Please click the link below for a listing of the various court costs and additional costs.
Please click the link below for a listing of the various waiver schedule for tickets received both prior to and after February 1, 2013.
Application for expungement of a conviction in the Maple Heights Mayor’s Court can be made in writing to the court. Forms and additional information can be accessed under the link below: