Location: Village Municipal Building, 235 Main Street, Addyston, Ohio 45001
Magistrate: Alex Havlin
Solicitor: Robert G. Kelly
Clerk of Court: Erin Lowry
If you have any questions about the proceedings in the courtroom, please call our court clerk at 513-941-1313 ext. 10
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING CITATIONS
We accept checks, money orders, cash, and credit cards.
If you are charged with an offense that does not require a court appearance, you may:
1. Appear personally at the Addyston Municipal Building (Police Dept.) by 4pm on or before the assigned court date, signing the waiver printed on the citation and paying the fine, or
2. Signing the waiver on the citation and mailing it with a check or money order for the fine to the violations bureau;
Addyston Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 536
Addyston, OH 45001
Your payment must be received by the court date.
3. Credit card payment may be made over the telephone or in person. 513-941-1313 ext. 10
FAILURE TO PAY THE INDICATED FINE OR TO APPEAR IN COURT ON THE COURT DATE LISTED ON YOUR CITATION WILL LEAD TO A WARRANT BEING ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST AND SUSPENSION OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE.
How does the court process work?
Your 1st appearance in Addyston Mayor’s Court is the arraignment. If you enter a plea of “guilty” or “no contest”, your case can be heard that evening. If you enter a plea of “not guilty”, your case may be continued in order to notify the Police Officer and any witnesses to appear for trial.
What are the pleas and what do they mean?
“Guilty” simply means you are admitting guilt to the charge; “No Contest” means that while you admit some of the facts could lead toward your guilt, you would like a chance to explain the circumstances; and “Not Guilty” means that you feel you were not guilty of the charge and you would like a trial so the Magistrate can hear from all parties involved and make a decision based on the testimony.
A court cost of $65 will be added to your fine if found guilty.