Judge Eric D. Martin
Judge Jay F. Vinsel
Alma J. Tennent, Clerk of Court

Welcome to the Online Ticket Payment Program for the Muskingum County Court. As part of an ongoing process of expanding services and incorporating technology in day-to-day operations, you can now pay eligible citations online. A $5.00 convenience fee will be automatically added to your total for payment online.

Payment of Citation Without Court Appearance (Waivers)

Ohio law allows certain traffic citations to be resolved by a Traffic Violations Bureau instead of appearing in Court. If your citation qualifies, payment can be made either in person, mail, or now online. This Court allows individuals thirty (30) days from your court date to pay citations that do not require a court appearance. Partial payments may be accepted. However, the full amount must be paid no later than thirty (30) days from your court date. Failure to do so may result in any one or combination of the following: suspension of your driver's license; a warrant being issued for your arrest; a warrant block on you registration. There will also be additional fees.

If prrof of insurance was not shown to the arresting officer, you must submit proof of insurance which includes your policy period (i.e. beginning and ending dates).

If you do not qualify for the Traffic Violations Bureau, you must appear in this court on the date listed at the bottom of your citation. Failure to do so may result in any one or combination of the following: suspension of your driver's license; a warrant being issued for your arrest; a warrant block on you registration. There will also be additional fees.

Court records are updated every 24 hours, so if you forgot or missed your court date, you should check the status after that time. You may still qualify to pay. If you do not qualify for payment, you MUST appear in person at the Clerk's office as a warrant has already been issued for your arrest and/or notification to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of a license forfeiture and/or block along with additional fees.

Multiple Violations on Citation(s)

The result of your search will display all cases relevant to that search. Tickets can contain up to seven (7) separate charges. If you are paying to waive a court appearance, make sure you are paying all the charges. Multiple cases per ticket are listed with letters after the case number (ex. TRD10000001A, TRD1000001B, TRD1000001C, etc.).

Proof of Insurance

Proof of insurance is a State of Ohio requirement. To verify that you showed proof of insurance to the Officer at the time of the offense, click the case number(s) on the list of case numbers matching your search criteria to see detailed information for the case.

If you showed proof of insurance at the time of the offense (indicated as "Proof of Ins.?: Shown"), then you have complied with the State of Ohio requirements, no further action on your behalf is required. If you did not show proof of insurance at the time of the offense (indicated as "Proof of Ins.?: Not Shown"), the Court is required to notify the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles who in turn will mail you a request for proof of insurance. Failure to comply will result in a suspension of your driving privileges. DO NOT SEND PROOF OF INSURANCE TO THE COURT AFTER PAYMENT.

Citations That Do Not Qualify

If a citation includes any mandatory offense, it is NOT payable online and a Court appearance is required. What follows is a list of offenses that cannot be paid online requiring a Court appearance:

Payment of Citation After Court Appearance

Payment of Fines/Costs are also accepted by the Clerk's Office as long as it is received prior to your scheduled court date. If you missed the date, you MUST appear in person at the Clerk's Office as a warrant may have been issued for your arrest and/or notification to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of a license forfeiture and/or block along with additional fees.

Final Authorization

By submitting your information to request payment, you understand that you are pleading "Guilty" to all charges against you as listed on the citation, consequently waiving your right to an appearance in court or to a trial. You further understand that, when processed, this will close your case and the Court will forward this information to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the appropriate points will still be added to your license. This secure site utilizes encryption technology and every precaution has been taken to reduce the possibility of unauthorized access to your private information while it is transferred over the internet. However, by submitting this information electronically, you are acknowledging that neither the Muskingum County Court, the Clerk of the Muskingum County Court, nor the City of Zanesville assumes any liability for data submitted via this site (please read our privacy policy and our return policy).

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