Costs & Fines

How do I pay my ticket?
What forms of payment do you accept?

You can pay your court costs and fines in person at the Clerk’s Office, online, over the phone, or through the mail. Payments are accepted in the Clerk’s Office on Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mastercard and VisaWe accept cash, credit card (Mastercard or Visa), certified cashier's check, money order or personal check made payable to Kettering Municipal Court. There is a $3 convenience fee for all credit card transactions. We also accept credit card payments over the phone during those hours, as well as mail payments of check or money order.  In addition, you can pay your ticket online. 

For Mail Payments:

If your ticket is payable without a required court appearance, please sign the waiver on the back of your ticket and mail it, along with your check or money order and proof of insurance if necessary (see note below) to:

Kettering Municipal Court Clerk’s Office
2325 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, Ohio, 45420

Your mail payment must arrive in the Clerk’s Office by your court date to ensure that you do not receive any additional charges or consequences. Your court date is located near the bottom of your original citation or ticket. If you would like a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Proof of Insurance (Financial Responsibility):

Please remember to bring or mail in proof of insurance with your payment if the officer did not mark the “Financial Responsibility Proof Shown” box on your ticket. Ohio law requires all license holders to carry insurance on the vehicles they drive— and requires the Clerk’s Office to report the status of your insurance on the day/time you are cited. If the Clerk’s Office does not receive your proof of insurance within three business days after your case is paid/heard, we will be required to send a “no insurance” status to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles(BMV)—which could result in a license suspension under Ohio law by the BMV.

View more information on Proof of Insurance

Be Sure to Appear in Court or Pay Your Citation by Your Court Date:

Keeping your court date is important. Please be aware that if you do not pay your waiverable offense or appear before the judge as required by your court date, your driver’s license may be forfeited, your license and vehicle registration may be blocked and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

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