8am – 3pm
8am – 3pm
8am – 3pm
Court is in Session
8am – 3pm
Judy Berry, Mayor
Clerk of Courts:
435 Catawba Avenue
P.O. Box 503
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Village Assistant Prosecutor:
Nathan Manning, Esq
Manning & Manning Attorneys At Law, LLC
7064 Avon Belden Rd.
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039
Presiding Court Magistrate:
The Village of Put-in-Bay Mayor’s Court hears most criminal and traffic misdemeanor offenses that occur in the jurisdiction of the Village of Put-in-Bay, with the exception of offenses committed by juveniles, second offense driving under the influence and second offense driving under DUI suspension or FRA (Financial Responsibility) suspension. In addition, civil claims and domestic violence charges are matters excluded from the Mayor’s Court jurisdiction.
Pursuant to ORC 1905.05 (A) A mayor of a municipal corporation that has a mayor’s court may appoint a person as mayor’s court magistrate to hear and determine prosecutions and criminal causes in the mayor’s court that are within the jurisdiction of the mayor’s court, as set forth in section 1905.01 of the Revised Code. No person shall be appointed as a mayor’s court magistrate unless the person has been admitted to the practice of law in this state and, for a total of at least three years preceding the person’s appointment or the commencement of the person’s service as magistrate, has been engaged in the practice of law in this state or served as a judge of a court of record in any jurisdiction in the United States, or both.
Your Options and Rights in Mayor’s Court
The court date on your ticket, assigned by the officer, is your arraignment. The purpose of an arraignment is to answer to the charge(s) against you and have you enter a plea to that charge. This is not your trial. The officer who issued the citation will not be present at your arraignment
As a defendant, when you appear in Put-in-Bay Mayor’s Court, you should know your basic rights:
|Maximum Jail Term
|First degree (M1)
|Second degree (M2)
|Third degree (M3)
|Fourth degree (M4)
|No jail term
In court, you will be required to enter one of the following pleas provided by the laws of the State of Ohio.
Not Guilty – The plea of Not Guilty indicates that you are contesting the facts as alleged in the complaint or ticket. If you plead Not Guilty on or before the court date assigned to you by the officer, your case will not be heard that day, but will be rescheduled for trial. The presiding magistrate hears all trials. Mayor’s courts cannot conduct jury trials. At your trial, the officer who issued the citation or complaint will be subpoenaed into court to testify. You may also bring witnesses to testify on your behalf.
Guilty – The plea of Guilty is a complete admission of guilt.
No Contest – The plea of No Contest is not an admission of guilt, but is an admission of the truth of the facts alleged in the complaint or ticket and such admission cannot be used against you in any subsequent civil or criminal proceedings.
If your violation does not require a personal court appearance, and you do not wish to contest it in court, you are required to pay the waiver/fine by the court date listed on your citation. Payment can be made with cash, money order or cashier’s check. Visa and MasterCard are accepted either by phone, in person, or through the Court’s online docket.
***Please be sure to keep a copy of payment for your records.
Payments are accepted at the Clerk of Court’s Office, 435 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cash, credit card, cashier’s check and money order are accepted.
CLICK HERE. Enter last name and follow the instructions.
You may also deny/appeal this ticket within TEN (10) calendar days after its issuance. You may do this by completing a Request for Hearing Form. You may either fax this form to 419 285-2243 or return it to 435 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456.
Things to know before you appeal your parking citation.
NOT REASONS FOR APPEAL:
IF YOU FAIL TO PAY YOUR FINE OR DENY/APPEAL THIS TICKET WITHIN TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS AFTER DATE OF ISSUANCE, AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY OF $15.00 SHALL BE IMPOSED. SUBSEQUENT FAILURES TO PAY THIS TICKET MAY RESULT IN ADDITIONAL FINES.