Paulding County, Ohio
201 East Caroline Street, Suite 2
Paulding, Ohio 45879
PAULDING COUNTY COURT
Judge Suzanne Shuman Rister
Angel Pease, Clerk

Bond Schedule, Waiver Schedule & Costs

Certain traffic violations and criminal offenses can be waived allowing you to pay your fines and court costs without having to appear at court. Other violations require a court appearance under the law.

A waiver is admitting your guilt by signing the statement on the reverse side of the ticket, submitting a check or money order for the amount due and forwarding it to the Paulding County Court. This may also be done in person by visiting the Paulding County Court.

All violations require proof of insurance for the date of the citation. If your ticket is marked "FR NOT SHOWN" you must bring proof to court. Do not bring invoices or applications. You need an insurance card with effective dates for the car listed on the citation, or a copy of your insurance policy.

Failure to provide proof of insurance will result in a suspension of your license imposed by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a minimum of 90 days.

Bond Schedule

Effective February 17, 2017
Fourth Degree Misdemeanor $3,000.00 with 10% $300.00
Third Degree Misdemeanor $5,750.00 with 10% $575.00
Second Degree Misdemeanor $8,500.00 with 10% $850.00
First Degree Misdemeanor $11,250.00 with 10% $1,125.00

Waiver Schedule

Effective February 17, 2017
Speed/Moving Violations
21. 1st Speed in 12 months in excess of limit:
1 - 14 mph over limit $130.00
15 - 24 mph over limit $140.00
25 mph and over $195.00
2nd Speed in 12 months in excess of limit:
1 - 14 mph over limit $155.00
15 - 24 mph over limit $170.00
25 mph and over $250.00
2nd Non-Speed moving violation within one year $155.00
School Zone Speed: MANDATORY APPEARANCE
31 MPH OVER LIMIT MANDATORY APPEARANCE
3rd or more moving violation within 1 year: MANDATORY APPEARANCE
Seat Belt Violations
263. Seat Belt:
Driver $87.00
Passenger $77.00
Dogs
955.11 Transfer of ownership $112.00
955.21 Failure to register $112.00
955.22 Confinement of dogs:  
  Minor Misdemeanor $112.00
  Fourth Degree Misdemeanor, or higher $162.00
955.24 Hindering capture $112.00
955.25 Unlawful tag $112.00
955.39 Rabies quarantine violation $162.00
959.01 Abandoning $162.00
Liquor Control
4307.01 thru 4307.12 Liquor tax violations $165.00
4307.47 Records maintenance $165.00
4307.48 False entry on invoice $165.00
4307.49 Interfere with inspection $165.00
4301.62 Open container $165.00
4301.63 Purchase by minor $165.00
4307.70 and 71 Prohibition violations $165.00
Motor Vehicles
4503.05 Misuse of farm tags $150.00
4503.11 Failure to register $165.00
4503.12 Failure to transfer $165.00
4503.08A Temporary license $150.00
4503.21 Display of license plates $165.00
4503.28 Dealer registration $165.00
4503.30 Dealer display of placards $165.00
4503.301 Demonstration placards $165.00
4503.32 Special license plates $165.00
4503.34 Drive away operator $165.00
4507.02 No Operator's License, less than 6 months $165.00
4509.74 Failure to report accident $165.00
4511.03 Emergency vehicles $165.00
4511.05 Ride or drive animals on the road $165.00
4511.051 Use of freeways $165.00
4511.12 Traffic control device $150.00
4511.13 Signal lights $150.00
4511.131 Signal lights $150.00
4511.14 Pedestrian control signals $150.00
4511.15 Flashing traffic signals $150.00
4511.17 Alter, deface or remove signal $195.00
4511.20 and .201 Reckless operation $170.00
4511.202 Failure to maintain control $165.00
4511.21 Assured clear distance $165.00
4511.213 Failure to yield to emergency vehicle $165.00
4511.22 Slow speed $150.00
4511.23 Speed on bridges $150.00
4511.25 Lanes of travel $150.00
4511.26 Travel in opposite direction $150.00
4511.27 Overtaking and passing a vehicle $150.00
4511.28 Overtake and pass on right $150.00
4511.29 Left of center $150.00
4511.30 Drive left side of the road $150.00
4511.31 Hazardous zone $150.00
4511.32 One way traffic isle $150.00
4511.33 Marked lane $150.00
4511.34 Space between moving vehicles $150.00
4511.35 Divided roadways $150.00
4511.36 Turns at intersection $150.00
4511.37 Turning on roadway $150.00
4511.38 Starting and backing $150.00
4511.39 Turn and stop signal $150.00
4511.40 Hand and arm signals $150.00
4511.41 Right of way, intersection $150.00
4511.42 Right of way, left turn $150.00
4511.43 Stop sign, yield turn $150.00
4511.44 Right of way, pedestrian $150.00
4511.45 Right of way, public safety $150.00
4511.451 Funeral procession $165.00
4511.452 Pedestrian, yield public safety $150.00
4511.46 Pedestrian cross walk $150.00
4511.47 Blind person $165.00
4511.48 Pedestrian not in crosswalk $150.00
4511.49 Pedestrians $150.00
4511.50 Use of walks $150.00
4511.51 Hitchhiking $150.00
4511.52 Bicycles $150.00
4511.53 Bicycles, motorcycles, snowmobiles $165.00
4511.54 Attach bicycle or sled to vehicle $165.00
4511.55 Ride bike / cycle abreast $165.00
4511.56 Signal device on bike $155.00
4511.60 Safety zone $165.00
4511.61 Stop sign at RR crossing $165.00
4511.62 Drive across RR crossing $165.00
4511.63 Vehicles required to stop $165.00
4511.65 Through highway $165.00
4511.66 Parking on highway $150.00
4511.67 Remove illegally parked vehicle $165.00
4511.68 Parking prohibitions $150.00
4511.69 Parking near curb $150.00
4511.70 Obstruct drivers view $165.00
4511.701 Occupy moving travel trailer $165.00
4511.71 Drive on closed highway $165.00
4511.72 Follow emergency vehicle $165.00
4511.73 Drive on fire hose $165.00
4511.74 Place injurious material on roadway $195.00
4511.79 Driving, impaired alertness $165.00
4511.81 Child restraint safety seat $165.00
4513.02 Unsafe vehicle $165.00
4513.021 Bumpers $165.00
4513.03 Lighted lights $165.00
4513.05 Tail and license lights $165.00
4513.06 Red reflectors $165.00
4513.07 Safety light, commercial $165.00
4513.071 Stop light regulation $165.00
4513.08 Obscured lights $165.00
4513.09 Red light or flag $165.00
4513.10 Lights on parked vehicle $165.00
4513.11 Slow moving vehicles $165.00
4513.12 Spotlights $165.00
4513.13 Back-up lights $165.00
4513.14 Two lights displayed $165.00
4513.15 Headlights required $165.00
4513.16 Lights of less intensity $165.00
4513.17 Number of lights / flashing $165.00
4513.19 Focus and aim of headlights $165.00
4513.20 Brakes and equipment $165.00
4513.21 Horns, sirens, etc. $165.00
4513.22 Mufflers $165.00
4513.23 Rear view mirrors $165.00
4513.24 Windshield and wipers $150.00
4513.241 Tinted windows $165.00
4513.25 Solid tires $165.00
4513.261 Directional signals $150.00
4513.27 Extra Signal equipment $165.00
4513.28 Disabled vehicles $165.00
4513.29 Transport explosives $170.00
4513.30 Load extensions $195.00
4513.31 Insecure load $165.00
4513.32 Towing $165.00
4513.33 Weighing vehicle $165.00
4513.34 Special permits $165.00
4513.36 Resisting an officer $165.00
4549.01 Stopped when signaled $165.00
4549.10 Operating with no license plates $165.00
4549.11 Operating with former owner's plates $165.00
4549.12 Resident with foreign plates $165.00
4549.18 Display certificate of registration $165.00
5577.01 thru 5577.09 overload provisions:  
  0 to 2000, axle $170.00
  0 to 2000, gross $250.00
  Plus $1.00 per hundred pounds  
5000 to 10000 $300.00
Plus $2.00 per hundred pounds
10000 up $333.00
plus $3.00 per hundred pounds
5577.01 thru 5577.09 other than weight $165.00
5577.11 Gross over $165.00
5728.04 Use tax permit $165.00

Wildlife and Watercraft Bondwaivers

Effective January 17, 2007
Degree Bond (includes court costs)
Minor Misdemeanor $110.00
4th Degree Misdemeanor $160.00
3rd Degree Misdemeanor* $260.00
* Exception: A person charged with a violation of Section 1531.29 or 3767.32 of the Ohio Revised Code involving a single item or small amount of litter may post a $110.00 bond.

Civil Court Costs

Effective November 1, 2016
Filing Fees:  
Complaints in civil actions $115.00
Costs for Each Additional Defendant $9.00
Counter claim or Cross-claim $115.00
Costs for Each Additional Defendant $9.00
Third-Party Complaint $115.00
Costs for Each Additional Defendant $9.00
Small claims $70.00
Costs for Each Additional Defendant $9.00
Forcible Entry and Detainer $130.00
Costs for Each Additional Defendant $9.00
Trusteeships $150.00
Costs for Each Additional Defendant $9.00
Transfer Small Claims Case to Civil Case $45.00
Costs for Each Additional Defendant $9.00
Administrative License Appeals $75.00
Appeals $150.00
Deposits:  
Replevin $150.00
Pre-attachment of property $75.00
Cognovit Judgment $60.00
Debtor's examination $45.00
Certificate of Judgment $15.00
Execution $80.00
Additional deposit for Sheriff Fees Required $45.00
Writ of Restitution $80.00
Additional deposit for Sheriff Fees Required $45.00
   
Garnishment(includes $10.00 respondent's fee) $55.00
Bank Garnishment** $45.00
Respondent's Fee** $1.00
Release of Garnishment $5.00
Writ of attachment for personal property, or a motor vehicle $150.00
Warrant on a civil case $45.00
Transfer Judgment from another court $115.00
Transfer Judgment to another court $15.00
Revive of Judgment $25.00
plus, per defendant $9.00
Authentication of Record (Triple Seal) $5.00
Transcript (deposit, additional fees to be billed) $3.50/page Credit News per week $150.00
Legal Reports per month $5.00
Records check, per person  
Records on file $5.00
Records in storage $10.00
** A separate check payable to the financial institution for $1.00 must accompany the Bank Garnishment Fee.
Additional Costs:  
Request for service by Sheriff $35.00
Certified mail service (per party) $9.00
Regular mail service (per party) $4.00
Service by publication $200.00
   
Interpreter Fees per visit As billed by interpreter
Return Check fee $35.00
   
Civil jury demand $450.00
Subpoena on a civil case:  
Half day (add mileage at 50.5¢ per mile) $20.00
Full day (add mileage at 50.5¢ per mile) $40.00
Juror Fees per day $15.00
Witness Fees per day $12.00

Criminal Costs

Effective January 26, 2011
Expungement $50.00
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Lobby: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phones: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed weekends and legal holidays


Contact Information

201 East Caroline Street, Suite 2
Paulding, OH, 45879

Phone: (419) 399-5370
Fax: (419) 399-3421
Victim Assistance: (419) 399-4476


Probation Department

201 East Caroline Street, Suite 3
Paulding, OH, 45879

Phone: (419) 399-3016
Fax: (419) 399-4541