Public defenders do not appear in mayor's court. You will have to make your initial appearance and speak with the prosecutor to have your case transferred to Cleveland Municipal Court in order to obtain a public defender.
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Call the (216) 681-1236 or (216) 681-3086 for ticket information or go to Waiver Payment Information Page
You can pay for you citation three ways:
1.) Over the phone: During normal business hours: Using Visa or MasterCard. A receipt can be emailed to you.
2.) In-Person: During normal business hours: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, check or money order (payable to Bratenahl Mayor's Court)
3.) Online: Online Payment and Docket Information (fees do apply)
4. Mail: Send a check or money order (payable to Bratenahl Mayor's Court) along with your citation and copy of you insurance (if not shown at the time of the offense) to
Bratenahl Mayor's Court - 411 Bratenahl Road - Bratenahl, Ohio 44108
Go to Online Payment and Docket Information or call (216) 681-1236 or (216) 681-3086.
411 Bratenahl Rd - Bratenahl, Ohio 44108
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
If there is a check mark next to PERSONAL APPEARANCE REQUIRED located at the top of your citation then it is a mandatory court appearance and is not waiverable.
If there is a check mark next to NO, then your citation is waiverable and can be paid before the scheduled court date located at the top of your citation.
Waiver Schedule / Payment Options
By paying your citation your are admitting guilt (guilty waiver) and waiving your right to appear in court to contest the citation. By doing so, you accept the points that will be reflected on your driving record.
Contact the Clerk's office during normal business hours.
Contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles by going on their website Ohio BMV or go to any local Ohio BMV office for information.
Go to Record Sealing on the Bratenahl Mayor's Court page for CLICK HERE for more information. Traffic violations cannot be sealed.
Request can be made by contacting the court either in person, by phone or through email at email@example.com.
Upon arrival please call (216) 681-1236 to check-in and remain in your vehicle until you directed to do otherwise. A member of the court staff will call your phone when it is your time for your appearance.
Temperatures will be taken and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Face coverings (masks) must be worn inside the building at all times.
Only defendants and their legal representatives will be allowed into the building.
NO CHILDREN OF ANY AGE WILL BE PERMITTED ACCESS
You may speak with a prosecutor before appearing before the magistrate. Once your case is heard, you will then be directed to wait to meet with the clerk about fines and cost payment or to make payment arrangements.
Yes. Bratenahl Mayor's Court offers a 90 payment plan to defendants who are unable to pay their fines and costs in full upon appearing in court.
Yes. The following violations are eligible for the Waiver Payment Plan:
Note: Any citation with more than one violation documented or require a court appearance are ineligible for the Waiver Payment Plan.
CLICK HERE for the Waiver Payment Plan request form.
Resolve minor misdemeanor traffic offenses without appearing in Court, the Bratenahl Prosecutor’s Office will amend all minor misdemeanor moving violations to a non-moving, no point violation*.
The following violations are NOT eligible for this program.
331.34a Failure to Control
333.03a Assured Clear Distance Ahead
333.03 Speed 30 mph over speed limit*No point violation will only be reflected on the defendant's Ohio BMV driving record.*License Forfeitures and Contempt of Court warrants (balance of fines owed) are not eligible for this program
CLICK HERE to submit a request for this program.
Traffic court is held every other Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Check the top portion of your citation for your schedule time and date.