TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU
Traffic Violations Bureau The Traffic Violations Bureau, located on the first floor of the Municipal Court Building, processes the records for all traffic minor misdemeanor citations, in which a court appearance is not required, issued by the City of Columbus, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Franklin County Sheriff, The Ohio State University Police, Port Columbus Airport Police, and eight township police departments in Franklin County. Hard copies of all traffic citations that are paid on or before the court date are secured and stored in this division. The records are then destroyed pursuant to the established Records Retention Schedule.
To pay your ticket, please refer to our Payment Options.
The Traffic Violations Bureau accepts Proof of Financial Responsibility at the time the citation is paid, if not shown to the officer at the time the citation was received. The Proof of Financial Responsibility is entered and updated in the computer system for reporting to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
The Traffic Violations Bureau opens, logs, and prepares all incoming mail for payment. For questions pertaining to payments that have been made by mail, please call 614- 645-8389.
For general information or a certified copy of a paid traffic citation with a 300000 series case number, please call 614-645-8332.
An Automated Telephone Announcement and Recording System can answer eight simultaneous incoming telephone phone calls regarding traffic fines, payments, mailing address, and general procedural information. The telephone number for this system is 614-645-8166.