Mayor’s Court

Magistrate:     Howard Mellon

Location:         10 West Scioto Street

                          Commercial Point, Ohio 43116

                         614-877-9248 x6

Start time:       12:00pm

If you are NOT required to attend Court, you may:

  • Pay the citation in person prior to the court date during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Pay the citation via U.S. Mail by signing the “Guilty Plea” on the back of the blue copy of the citation and sending it along with a check, money order or a cashier’s check in the amount of the fine.

Make checks payable to:  Village of Commercial Point

Mail the signed blue copy and check or money order to:

Village of Commercial Point

PO Box 56

Commercial Point, Ohio 43116

***We DO NOT accept Credit Card payments***  If you pay cash, it must be exact amount***

If you are Required to attend Court:

  • Appear at Mayor’s Court on the date listed on the citation

If you fail to appear for your assign court date and fail to make arrangements, a warrant for his/her arrest and a license suspension will be imposed.

Mayor’s Court Plea Options:

  • Guilty– Admitting guilt of the stated violation or offense and in most cases a fine is applied to include court costs.
  • Not Guilty– Admitting no guilt for the stated violation or offense, in which a trial will be set for a future court date in which the defendant will have an opportunity for his or her attorney or as self-representation to question witnesses and/or officer(s) involved.
  • No Contest –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.

 

 

Proof of Insurance

 

It is the law in the State of Ohio that everyone must provide proof of insurance when asked by a law enforcement officer. If you did not provide proof to the officer at the time of your stop, you must bring proof to your court appearance or before you pay your fine. Fax insurance information to 614-877-4567 or call 614-877-9248 x 6 to make arrangements to send in.

 

Court Etiquette

  • Be on time for court
  • Shirt and Shoes are required; hats and sunglasses are to be removed before entering the court room
  • All cell phones and pagers must be turned off before entering the court room
  • Cases are generally called in the order in which they sign in
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the court room
  • No weapons are allowed in the building