Information:

Dayton Municipal Court
Traffic School Program

The Dayton Municipal Court Traffic School Program enables approved defendants, who have voluntarily entered a Plea of Guilty to a minor misdemeanor traffic citation, issued within the jurisdiction of the Dayton Municipal Court, to have their cases dismissed and no points assessed to their driving records upon successful completion of the program and payment of the program fee.

You may be eligible for the Traffic Safety Program (TSP).

If you complete the Traffic Safety Program, your case will be dismissed and no points will be assessed to your driving record.

The Traffic Safety Class fee is $250 and this fee is non-refundable.

The Traffic Safety Class is held at the Dayton Municipal Court on selected Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you have questions, call the Dayton Municipal Court Magistrate’s Office at (937) 333-4456 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

The Traffic Safety Program (TSP) enables approved defendants, who have voluntarily entered a Plea of Guilty to a minor misdemeanor traffic citation issued within the jurisdiction of the Dayton Municipal Court, to have their cases dismissed upon successful completion of the Program and payment of the Program fee.

Eligible defendants have an opportunity to attend a 2 hour class conducted by off-duty Police Officers. The class will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude no later than 7:30 p.m. The class will provide helpful driving tips on a variety of topics related to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Upon successful completion of the TSP class, the Court will dismiss the traffic case, resulting in no points being added to the defendant’s driving record.

The Prosecutor’s Office will review each minor misdemeanor traffic case individually to determine eligibility for the Traffic Safety Program. The minimum criteria for participating in the Traffic Safety Program are:

  • A two-point minor misdemeanor traffic violation with no accompanying criminal charges;
  • The traffic case does not involve an accident or property damage;
  • The traffic violation is not a disqualifying offense for the holder of a commercial driver's license;
  • The defendant has not participated in the Traffic Safety Program within the last 12 months; and
  • A valid driver’s license at the time of the plea.

You should be able to answer yes to the following questions to begin the qualification process:

  • A two-point minor misdemeanor traffic violation with no accompanying criminal charges;
  • The traffic case does not involve an accident or property damage;
  • The traffic violation is not a disqualifying offense for the holder of a commercial driver's license;
  • The defendant has not participated in the Traffic Safety Program within the last 12 months; and
  • A valid driver’s license at the time of the plea.

TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM STEPS

  1. Defendant is referred for the Traffic Safety Program by the Prosecutor or the Court.
  2. Defendant is advised of the terms and conditions of the Traffic Safety Program.
  3. Defendant signs the form agreeing to participate in the Traffic Safety Program.
  4. The Court Stays defendant’s Sentence of Fines and Costs.
  5. Defendant pays any warrant fees and the $250 Traffic Safety Program fee within 30 days.
  6. After paying the TSP fee, Defendant will be scheduled for the next available TSP class and attends the TSP class.
  7. Defendant signs TSP class attendance sheet and stays for the entire two hour class.
  8. Defendant receives a Certificate for successfully completing the TSP class.
  9. Officer conducting TSP class notifies Court of defendant’s successful completion of TSP class.
  10. The Court dismisses defendant’s traffic case.

WARNING - NO CONTINUANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR MISSED TSP CLASSES. THE $250 TSP FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

FAILING TO COMPLETE THE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM

  • Defendant fails to pay the $250 Traffic Safety Program fee within 30 days.
  • Defendant fails to attend the TSP class.
  • Defendant signs up for the TSP class, but is late and cannot be admitted to class.
  • Defendant attends TSP class, but is asked to leave for being disruptive or inattentive.
  • Defendant attends TSP class, but fails to sign the class sheet and to receive a Certificate.

 

CONSEQUENCES OF FAILING TO COMPLETE TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM:

  • Stay is lifted on the Sentence of $150 Fine and Court Costs;
  • Conviction will be forwarded to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where points may be added to the defendant’s driving record;
  • Clerk sends $150 Fine and Court Costs to collection and assesses $10 processing fee; and
  • If $250 TSP fee was paid, it is forfeited. Court suspends $140 of the $150 Fine, leaving a Fine of $10 and Court Costs, which are sent to collection.A $10 processing fee is assessed.

FAQ

To apply for the Dayton Municipal Court Traffic Safety Program:

  • Begin by looking up your case
  • Answer the qualification questions
  • Submit your request to the Dayton Municipal Court Magistrate Office. Your case will be reviewed by the City of Dayton Prosecutor's Office and you will be notified within two business days after receipt of your request as to your eligibility.

You can look up your case information here: Traffic Search

Court Information

Dayton Municipal Court

P.O. Box 10700
301 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Office hours for the Clerk of Court are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for the acceptance of case filings and payments. Traffic and Criminal payments can also be paid online at www.paymyfine.org.


Clerk of Court:
937-333-4300

Court Administration:
937-333-4338
FAX: 937-333-4494

Central Payments:
937-333-4302
FAX: 937-333-4468

Civil Division:
937-333-4471
FAX: 937-333-4468

Criminal Division:
937-333-4315
FAX: 937-333-4490

Traffic Division:
937-333-4310
FAX: 937-333-7558

Jury Information:
937-333-5101
FAX: 937-333-4468

Probation Services:
937-333-4375

Warrant Enforcement:
937-333-4339