Municipal Court

Waiver Schedule

Traffic | Watercraft | Natural Resources | Parking | Lorain County Park

If you are charged with an offense(s) other than those listed on the back of your ticket, you may, within seven days after the day you receive the ticket, plead guilty to the offense charged and dispose of the case without court appearance by:

(1) appearing personally at the violations bureau, signing the waiver printed on the lower back of your ticket and paying the fines and costs (payment is accepted in cash, personal check, money order or credit card) or

(2) signing the waiver printed on the lower back of your ticket and mailing it and a money order or personal check for the total of the fine and costs to the Clerk of Court at the following address:

Lorain Municipal Court
Clerk of Court
200 West Erie Avenue
Second Floor
Lorain, Ohio 44052; or

You may waive a traffic ticket provided that:

A There is only two (2) moving violation, except an additional charge of Seatbelt;
A The violation is not for a second offense for Loud Radio or Stereo.

You are required to pay the fine and costs of the violation in full at the time of the waiver. If you need to pay the fine and costs on a payment schedule you are required to appear in court on the date assigned at the time of the ticket was issued.

If you are charged with No Insurance you must provide proof of insurance, with the policy number, effective date of coverage and expiration date. The ticket you received includes a section that the officer completed which indicates whether proof of insurance was presented when you received the ticket. If the section is blank or marked No proof of insurance must be presented at the time that you are paying the waiver.If you are mailing the waiver a copy must be included with the waiver payment. These waiver amounts are effective 10/01/2008.

Lorain Municipal Court Criminal Traffic Waiver Schedule

Violation Description Cost
Seatbelt, Driver or Child Restraint $140.00
Seatbelt,Passenger $130.00
Speeding Speeding Calculator
Speeding in School Zone, less than 30 MPH over limit and not over 70 MPH Speeding Calculator
Speeding in School Zone, greater than 20 MPH over limit and less than 70 MPH Speeding Calculator
Speeding in Construction Zone not over 70 MPH Speeding Calculator
Speed Violations where rate of speed is equal to or greater than 70 Miles per Hour Not Eligible to Waive
Expired Operator's License (Expired 0 to 6 Months)** $155.00
Expired License Plates (Expired 0 to 3 Months)**
**(New License or New Registration must be presented when you appear to pay the waiver)
Excessive Noise, Stereo (First Offense Only!) $410.00
Noise Disturbance, Loud Muffler $180.00
Window Tint $180.00
Barking Dog or No Dog License $130.00
 All Other Minor Misdemeanors **
** - except for the following violations: Gross Overload Violations, Parking Violations, PUCO Violations and ODNR (Wildlife-Watercraft) Violations. A separate waiver schedule applies.


Lorain Municipal Court Watercraft Waiver Schedule

(Citations not issued by City of Lorain Law Enforcement Officers, including City of Lorain Harbor Patrol)
(Citations issued Ohio Department of Natural Resources Officers (ODNR))

Violation Description Cost
Personal Flotation device, Lanyard Switch $185.00
Flashing lights prohibited $180.00
Siren Prohibited $180.00
Child operators prohibited $203.00
Reckless Operation without injury or damage $203.00
Reckless Operation with injury no waiver permitted
Operation in Restricted Areas, no wake $188.00
Mooring prohibited in certain areas $185.00
Operating under the influence of Alcohol or drugs no waiver permitted
Incapacitated Operators Prohibited $210.00
Lawful Order, Flee and Elude no waiver permitted
Law Enforcement Vessel Right of way no waiver permitted
Water Skiing Confined to Ski Zones $188.00
Observer Required when Towing Skiers $188.00
Water skiing after dark $180.00
Life Jacket Required for Skiers $185.00
Sitting, standing, walking on moving craft prohibited $180.00
Engine warm up $180.00
Children under 10 must wear P.F.D. $185.00
Specifications for Life Preservers $203.00
Distress Signals Required $180.00
Anchor, Whistle, and Bell requirements $188.00
Specifications for Fire Extinguishers $203.00
Backfire Flame Arrestor Required $180.00
Ventilation Requirement on Powercraft $180.00
Abandonment of Vessels no waiver permitte
Abandonment of Junk Vessel and motors no waiver permitted
Exhaust Muffler Required $180.00
Watercraft Sanitary Systems Prohibited no waiver permitted
Safety Equipment on Rental Watercraft $185.00
Capacity Plate Required $180.00
Load, Occupant and Horsepower Limitations $180.00
Littering from Vessel $190.00
Rules (All Watercraft Rules Included) $190.00
Numbering of Watercraft $180.00
Display of Validation Decals for Documented Vessels $189.00
Altering of Serial Numbers, False Info no waiver permitted
Improper Handling of a Firearm on a vessel no waiver permitted
Tampering with aids to navigate, lines etc. no waiver permitted


Lorain Municipal Court Department of Natural Resources Waiver Schedule

(Citations issued Ohio Department of Natural Resources Officers (ODNR))

(Review your citation, if the charge(s) are waiverable the citation will indicate this, if a waiver is not an option the citation will reflect your requirement to appear in court)

Violation Description Cost
Fishing without a License/Failure to carry & display $150.00
Hunting without a License/Failure to carry & display $150.00
Hunting deer without a deer permit/failure to carry or display deer permit $160.00
Hunting turkey without a deer permit/failure to carry or turkey deer permit $160.00
Trapping without a trapping permit/failure to carry or display trapping permit $150.00
Fishing with more than two (2) poles $130.00
Overpossession of Walleye (Lake Erie) one (1) or two (2) $180.00
Overpossession of Walleye (Lake Erie) three (3) or greater

No Waiver Permitted,
Must Appear

Over Limit of Yellow Perch (Lake Erie) one (1) to five (5) $180.00
Over Limit of Yellow Perch (Lake Erie) five (5) to ten (10) $210.00
Over Limit of Yellow Perch (Lake Erie) More than 10

No Waiver Permitted,
Must Appear

Taking Undersized fish, any species, 1 fish $150.00
Taking Undersized fish, any species, more than 1 fish $150.00 plus $5.00 pre fish
Littering waterway and state land - Major, rubbish, trash, etc. $410.00
Littering waterway and state land - Minor, can, bottle, food wrapper, etc. $160.00
Other Hunting/Fishing Violations Call Clerk of Court Office


Lorain Municipal Court Parking Tickets

Violation Description Cost
Overparked in Limited Area $20.00
Double Parked $20.00
Parking Where Prohibited $20.00
Firelane $20.00
Fire Hydrant (Within 10 Feet) $20.00
Heading Wrong Way $20.00
Occupying Same Space (48 Hours or Abandoned Vehicle) $20.00
Parked on Street, Vehicle For Sale or Repair $20.00
Parked on Sidewalk $20.00
Tree Lawn Parking Prohibited $20.00
Blocking Any Part of Driveway $20.00
Parked Within and Intersection $20.00
Parked Within 20 Feet of Crosswalk $20.00
Parked Within 30 Feet of Stop Sign $20.00
Parked Within 50 Feet of Railroad Crossing 20.00
Parked Within 20 Feet of Fire Station $20.00
Blocking Traffic Flow in Alley $20.00
Parked on Roadway Less than 20 Feet Wide $20.00
Parked on Bridge or Subway or Approaches $20.00
Parked Near Street or Excavation Construction $20.00
Parking Across Line at Parking Space $20.00
Parking Within One Foot of Another Parked Vehicle $20.00
Commercial Vehicle Parked on City Street $20.00
More than 12 Inches from Curb $20.00
Regulate Hospital Grounds Parking $20.00
No Permit $20.00
Parking in a Designated Handicapped Parking Area without proper Handicapped Placard or Plates $260.00
The above fines will be increased to $20.00 if the fine is not paid within 72 Hours of issuance of the ticket! If you wish to plea not guilty, a Court Hearing will be scheduled and additional Court Costs will be assessed. $30.00

Lorain County Park District (Violations in Lakeview Park)

For other violations contact the Clerk of Court Office at (440) 204-2140.

Violation Description Cost
Compliance To Rules & Signs $210.00
Permits $210.00
Hours of Closing $210.00
Alcoholic Beverages Prohibition $210.00
Defacing, Damaging, Destruction of Property $210.00
Releasing Plants/Animals $210.00
Dumping $210.00
Fireworks, Firearms, Explosives, Bows, Arrows, Dangerous Weapons $210.00
Soliciting $210.00
Advertising $210.00
Compliance to Orders $210.00
Indecent Conduct $210.00
Disorderly Behavior $210.00
Dogs/Cats $210.00
Swimming.Aquatic Sporting Event $210.00
Sledding, Skiing, Skating $210.00
Purpose of Way $210.00
Closed Road $210.00
Defacement, Damaging, Destruction $210.00
Golf Requirements $210.00
Practice Golf $210.00
Camping $210.00
All Purpose, All Terrain Vehicles $210.00
Rappelling, Climbing, Throwing Objects $210.00
Use of Park Areas $210.00
Horse Riding $210.00
Aircraft, Balloon, Parachute $210.00
Powered Toys $210.00
Boating $210.00
Off Trail Use $210.00
Fires $210.00
Litter $210.00
Hunting/Fishing $210.00
Trails, Bikeway $210.00
Encroachment $210.00
Pets $210.00
Maintenance on Vehicles $210.00
Ejection $210.00