The Maple Heights Mayor’s Court has limited jurisdiction based on geographic location and type of offense.
All offenses must have occurred in the City of Maple Heights, and some charges may not be filed here because of legal exceptions. The court does not handle any civil or small claims matters. Those cases are referred to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court, which also has jurisdiction over certain other criminal and traffic cases.
In some cases, a person who receives a traffic ticket may plead guilty and pay the fine without coming to court. This is called “waiving” the charge. The waiver schedule is established below.
Persons who wish to plead not guilty or no contest with an explanation must appear in court before the magistrate. If you were involved in a traffic accident you are also required to appear. The City now accepts payment for parking tickets in a 24 hour ‘drop box’ at the entrance to City Hall, directly across from the Police Station
If you plead not guilty, your case will be transferred to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court for trial and disposition.
Tickets can now be paid online by clicking here.
All waiverable tickets can be paid online, as well as individuals that appeared for their scheduled court date and have made payment arrangements