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Court FAQs


Will the Mayor be hearing my case at the Mayor's Court?
No. The court is presided over by the Magistrate who decides the cases.

How can I find out when my court date is?
The court date is noted on the bottom right hand corner of the citation. For any other questions regarding a court date, please contact the Clerk of Courts office: Mon thru Fri - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Can I change my court date?
Everyone is entitled to one continuance. The fee for a continuance is $5.00. Deadline for continuance is Tuesday by 4:00pm prior to your court date. CASH ONLY.

How can I receive a continuance for my case?
You must appear at the Clerk of Courts office and sign a form requesting a continuance. Once you receive a continuance, your court appearance is now MANDATORY.

What methods of payment are acceptable?
We accept MasterCard, Visa, debit cards with the MC/VISA logo, checks (not out of state), and cash. Continuances are CASH ONLY as stated above.

When is the waiver amount due?
You can pay your waiverable ticket up to the day before court in person at the clerk of courts office, or mail ticket and waiver at least 10 days prior to your court date. Your court date is located at the bottom right of your citation.

What is the cost of the citation?
Costs of the citations can be found on the waiver schedule.

Who is the Magistrate and Prosecutor?
Magistrate, Vince Ruffa.  Prosecutor, Jim McDonnell

What are your hours of operation?
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Where do I send my payment?
On the reverse side of the citation is our address:

7619 Memphis Avenue
Brooklyn, Ohio 44144

Who should I make the check payable to?
Make it out to "City of Brooklyn".

What is the telephone number for Juvenile Court?
The address and telephone number is on the citation.

1910 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.443.3425

What is the telephone number for Parma Municipal Court?
The address is located on the citation.

5555 Powers Boulevard
Parma, Ohio 44129
440.887.7400

Is my citation waiverable?
Most traffic citations are waiverable, consult the waiver chart.