School Zone Violation – Court Appearance Required

  • 1-14 MPH over the posted school limit – Minor Misdemeanor
  • 15 + MPH over the posted school limit – Misdemeanor of the 4th degree

Various Other Traffic and Vehicle-Related Violations

$145 – 1st within 12 months / $165 – 2nd within 12 months

  • Expired Drivers License (under 6 months)
  • Expired Tags
  • Red Light
  • Stop Sign
  • Marked Lanes
  • Left of Center
  • Fail to Yield
  • Improper Passing
  • Fail to Signal
  • U-Turn
  • Display of License Plates
  • Unsafe Vehicle
  • Headlight Violation
  • Muffler
  • Window Tint

All other minor offenses not listed, $145 – 1st within 12 months $165 – 2nd within 12 months.

If your citation was a result of a traffic accident and did not provide proof of insurance, you must appear in court on your assigned date and time. NOTE: Prior violations within 12 months enhance the amount due on all payable citations and may enhance the degree of your offense. Prior offense date(s) must be written in the “Remarks” section of your ticket in order for the prior offense(s) to apply.

  • Driver Seatbelt – $110
  • Passenger Seatbelt – $100
  • Child Restraint – $130
  • Handicapped Parking – Court Appearance Required
  • ACDA – $180
  • Texting While Driving – $180
  • Fail To Yield Public Safety Vehicle – $155
  • Fail To Yield Pedestrian – $155
  • Parking or Driving Near A Public Safety Vehicle – $155
  • Driving Through A Safety Zone – $155
  • Driving Over A Fire Hose – $155
  • Wrong Way On A One Way Street – $155
  • Stopping For A School Bus – $155
  • Reasonable Control – $155
  • Excessive Sound From A Motor Vehicle – $155
  • Obstructing A Intersection – $155
  • Driving On Sidewalk & Lawns – $155
  • Pedestrain Failing To Yield A Public Safety Vehicle – $155

Payable if 1st Offense within 12 Months

  • Animal at Large – $110
  • Barking / Howling Dogs – $155
  • Animal Registration – $135
  • MM Disorderly Conduct – $155
  • MM Open Container – $155

Important Traffic Information

Court Date

All payable traffic violations are assigned a court date. You are required to appear in court on the assigned date and time, or waive your appearance by payment of the offense (s) on or before your court date. Warning: Failure to appear in court on your assigned court date and time, or to pay your waiver amount in lieu of court appearance may result in one, or all of the following:

  • Late Fee – $20 Late Fee after 5 days.
  • Warrant Issued with additional $65 in cost.
  • Blocking of your motor vehicle registration or transfer of registration.
  • Possible Driver’s License Forfeiture

Insurance

If you did not provide the officer with proof of insurance for the vehicle you were operating at the time you were issued the citation, you will still have the opportunity to provide proof when appearing in court or when paying the court appearance waiver amount in person or by mail.

Multiple Offenses

Please call the Court at (740) 927-3361 for the amount due or check your ticket online at www.ci.pataskala.oh.us.

Traffic Citations

Please understand that not all traffic citations are payable. Many will require that you appear in court. If you are unsure please call the court at (740) 927-3361.

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Maximum Penalties for Offenses

Minor Misdemeanor

$150.00 Fine

Misdemeanor 4th Degree

$250.00 Fine and / or 30 days in jail

Misdemeanor 3rd Degree

$500.00 Fine and / or 60 days in jail

Misdemeanor 2nd Degree

$750.00 Fine and/or 90 days in jail

Misdemeanor 1st Degree

$1,000.00 Fine and / or 180 days in jail

Unclassified Misdemeanor

$1,000 Fine / up to 500 hours of Community Service