February 03 2023
Criminal/Traffic Court Costs
Effective May 1st, 2022 the following Criminal/Traffic Cost Schedule is hereby adopted:

Basic Court Costs $135.00
Motion for Plea in Absentia $150.00
Guilty Finding - Probation Violation $100.00
Diversion Supervision Fee $225.00
Motion to Seal (Conviction) $50.00
Motion to Seal (Dismissal or Not Guilty Finding) $0.00
Notice of Appeal to 12th District Court of Appeals $225.00
Community Control Supervision Fee $50.00/month
(No More Than $300.00 per year)  
Bail Surcharge (State Imposed) $25.00
(The Court Keeps 10% of Cash Bonds, O.R. Bonds Excluded)  
Post Judgment Motion to Modify Sentence (MM) $20.00
Post Judgment Motion to Modify Sentence (Other Than MM) $100.00
Public Defender Application $25.00
Certified Copies of Any Entry of Order $5.00
Photocopies $.10/page
Returned Check Fee $35.00
Subpoena Witness Fee $12.00
Electronic Transmission via Fax $2.00
Each Page of Fax Transmission $1.00
Motion to View the Scene $100.00
Pre-Sentence Investigation $100.00
Jury Trials, Each Juror Impaneled, and Alternate $25.00
(Per Day or Any Portion of Day)  
Felony Bind Over (local costs) $25.00
License Forfeiture $25.00
Capias or Bench Warrant $30.00
Time to Pay $25.00
(If All Fines, Costs and Supervision Fees Are Not Paid Day of Sentencing)  

If a defendant's financial obligations are not paid in a timely manner and are sent to a collection agency by the Clerk, the defendant will be responsible for the collection fees imposed by the collection agency.
Bond Schedule

When Personal Appearance May Not Be Required

Many traffic violations and a few criminal citations may be paid without a court appearance. These waivable tickets can be paid at the Clerk's office (50 South Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036), by mail, over the phone (1-866-895-0198; user code #84945), or online (

If your traffic ticket is waivable, and you choose to waive your right to appear before the Judge or contest the ticket, you will need to pay the amount listed below on or before your Court date. If your offense is marked "Required Appearance" or if you do not see your offense listed below, you are required to appear. If you have any questions about the amount owed, or whether your ticket is waivable, please contact the Clerk's office at (513) 933-7210.

All traffic offenders must show proof of insurance.

If you fail to pay the full amount listed below, or if you fail to appear in Court, a warrant will be issued for your arrest and/or your operator's license will be cancelled.

Speeding Violations
Speeding for Road Conditions $175.00
Up to 15 MPH Over The Posted Limit $175.00
16 To 30 MPH Over The Posted Limit $195.00
31 To 34 MPH Over The Posted Limit $235.00
35 Or More MPH Over The Posted Limit Required Appearance
2nd Offense Within 12 Months, Up to 34 MPH Over $285.00
2nd Offense Within 12 Months, 35 MPH Over Required Appearance
3rd Offense Within 12 Months Required Appearance
Construction Zone (With or Without Workers Present) Required Appearance
Other Common Traffic Offenses
Assured Clear Distance $215.00
Driving Under Suspension Required Appearance
Expired Operator's License Required Appearance
Expired Registration $185.00
Failure To Control $215.00
Failure To Stop For a School Bus Required Appearance
Failure To Yield $215.00
Failure To Yield To Emergency Vehicle $285.00
Fictitious Registration $285.00
Following An Emergency Or Public Safety Vehicle Too Closely $285.00
Following Too Closely $215.00
Littering From A Motor Vehicle $225.00
Marked Lanes Violation $215.00
Minor Misdemeanor Moving Violation, Not Otherwise Specified $180.00
Other MM Non-Moving Violation, Not Otherwise Specified $160.00
Reckless Operation (Disregard of Safety), 1st Offense $285.00
Right Of Way/Left Turn $215.00
Traffic Control Device $215.00
Unclassified Misdemeanors, Not Otherwise Specified Required Appearance
Safety Violations
Child Restraint $180.00
Distracted Driving $100.00
Intoxicated Pedestrian on Highway $280.00
Open Container in Motor Vehicle $235.00
Seat Belt - Driver $120.00
Seat Belt - Passenger $110.00
Unsafe Vehicle $280.00
Parking Violations
Fire Lane Violation $135.00
Handicap Parking Violation $310.00
Miscellaneous Criminal Offenses
Disorderly Conduct $210.00
Failure to Confine Dog(s) (1st Offense) $195.00
Failure to Confine Dog(s) (2nd Offense Within One Year) Required Appearance
Failure to Obtain Dog License $195.00
Open Container (Minor Misdemeanor) $210.00