How do I pay a ticket?
You can pay a ticket in the following ways: In Person:
You can pay your ticket in person by coming to the
Huron Municipal Court Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
(acceptable forms of payment: cash, money order or credit
card, we do charge an additional $5.00 fee to use a credit
card). By mail: You can mail your payment, along with your
ticket, or copy of your ticket to the Huron Municipal Court
(acceptable form of payment: money order or certified bank
check, we DO NOT accept personal checks). Online: You can
pay your ticket online by following this link.
How do I get a warrant block released?
A warrant and block of your Ohio registration was issued
for one of two reasons: either a warrant for Contempt of
Court for failure to appear or a warrant for Contempt for
failure to follow through with a court requirement. If
the warrant is for failure to appear, then you will either
need to post the appropriate bond to cancel the warrant
and/or appear in court to address the charge against you.
If the warrant is for failure to comply with a court
requirement, then you would need to provide the court
with proof of completion of the failed requirement
and/or payment of the total fines and costs. Upon
clearing the warrant, the court will notify the Ohio
Bureau of Motor Vehicles to cancel the registration
block. You will then owe a reinstatement fee to the
Ohio BMV. The court can also supply you with a certified
copy of a warrant block release, upon request, for you
to take directly to the Ohio BMV.
How do I cancel a warrant?
A warrant was issued for one of two reasons: either a
warrant for Contempt of Court for failure to appear or
a warrant for Contempt for failure to follow through with
a court requirement. If the warrant is for failure to
appear, then you will either need to post the appropriate
bond to cancel the warrant and/or appear in court to
address the charge against you. If the warrant is for
failure to comply with a court requirement, then you
would need to provide the court with proof of completion
of the failed requirement and/or payment of the total
fines and costs
How do I get a license forfeiture or NRVC released?
A license forfeiture or a non-resident violator compact
forfeiture has been issued for failure to appear and/or pay a citation.
If it is for failure to appear, you will be required to appear for
court and/or post the necessary bond in the case. If the forfeiture
is for failure to pay a citation; then you will be required to pay
the citation in full to release the forfeiture. Please Note that
we will not accept partial payments on any license forfeiture.
Upon clearing the forfeiture, the court will notify the Ohio
Bureau of Motor Vehicles, or the appropriate agency in the
state where you reside, to cancel the forfeiture. You will
then owe a reinstatement fee to the Ohio BMV. The court can
also supply you with a certified copy of a release of forfeiture,
upon request, for you to take directly to the Ohio BMV, or your
home state license bureau.
Where do I post bond?
Bond shall be posted at the Huron Municipal Court during normal
working hours Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. After hours,
bonds can be posted at the Huron Police Station or if someone is
incarcerated, at the Erie County Jail (be advised that the Erie
County Jail will only accept bond in the form of a money order).
How long does it take to get my bond money back?
If you posted bond for someone (the bond must have been put
in your name), then you should receive your bond refund check
in the mail within 4 weeks from the conclusion of the case.
What do I do if I received a summons?
If you have received a summons to appear on a criminal or
traffic case, you need to appear in court at the designated
date, time and location. If you have received a civil summons
action in forcible entry and detainer or a summons in a small
claims complaint, you need to appear in court at the designated
date, time and location. If you have received a civil summons
action, you have twenty-eight (28) days from the date of service
to file an answer.
What do I do if I cannot make a court appearance?
Only a Judge can change a Court date. If you know that you will not
be available for a scheduled court appearance, you need to seek court
approval to re-schedule. Please be advised that a fee is assessed for
all changes, in the amount of $10.00. If you are being represented by
an attorney, then you must go through your attorney to continue your
case. If your case is scheduled for a Trial, please refer to the Huron
Municipal Court Rules for guidance.
How can I get a case expunged/or sealed from my record?
You need to file an application with the court. Sample forms can
be found here. A fee of $75.00 is required when the application
is filed. Your case would then be set for an expungment hearing,
you are not required to attend this hearing. At the hearing the
Judge will make a determination about expungment and an entry
will be sent to you.
What if my case has been sent to collections?
Call Capital Recovery Systems at (800) 693-6835 or pay the
court directly all costs and collection fees. The court will
then cancel your account with Capital Recovery Systems.
How do I file a claim?
If your claim amount does not exceed $6,000.00, you may
file a complaint in the Small Claims Department. You do
not need an attorney to file this complaint. If your
claim amount does not exceed $15,000.00, you may file a
complaint in the Civil General Department. Unless you
are familiar with all aspects of initializing and pursuing
a case in this department, you may need to hire an
attorney, as court personnel are not allowed to give
How do I collect a judgment?
You may pursue all legal means available to you to
collect a judgment awarded to you by the Court. The
Court is not responsible for any part of this process
and the court personnel cannot provide any legal advice.
How do I get a judgment off of my credit report?
Civil judgments will find their way to your credit report.
You may send a certified copy of satisfaction of judgment/dismissal
to each of the following credit bureaus to get the judgment
PO Box 4500
Allen, TX 75013
PO Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022
Equifax Credit Union
PO Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Can I make a payment by phone?
The Huron Municipal Court does not accept payments by phone.
Can I use another person's credit card?
No, someone else can pay for you with their credit card
however; they must be present with a government issued
photo ID at the time of the transaction.
Who do I make my check payable to?
The Huron Municipal Court does not accept personal
checks. All money orders and certified bank checks
shall be made payable to the Huron Municipal Court.
How do I file Proof of Insurance?
See Proof of Insurance or Financial Responsibility