Mayor's Court

Procedures & Pleas
When your name is called, proceed immediately to the podium in front of the prosecutor. The charge against you will be read and you will have the opportunity to request a continuance or enter a plea. The pleas are:
  • Guilty - You are saying that you have committed the offense with which you have been charged. If you plead guilty, a statement may be given on behalf of the city concerning the events, which gave rise to the charge. If you want to, you will then be permitted to make a statement on your own behalf.
  • No Contest - This plea is not an admission of guilt but is an admission to the truth of the facts stated in the affidavit. It is then for the court to determine whether the admitted facts constitute the offense.
  • Not Guilty - This plea is saying that you did not commit the offense with which you are charged. A trial will be set for a later date and witnesses can be subpoenaed for that trial date.
After you have entered your plea the prosecutor will read the facts concerning the charges. You will be given an opportunity to speak to the facts as presented by the prosecutor. Following your testimony, the court will then issue a verdict. If the verdict is guilty, the prosecutor will then advise the court of your past driving or criminal history. The court will then determine the amount of the fine and / or jail time. Ask if you want to know your potential maximum penalties.

Sharonville will not recite your court date. If you miss your court date a bond will be required or you will be held until the next court date or until bond is posted.

The court office closes at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday to prepare for court.
Check Your Driving Record

You can find out about license suspensions, how much you owe the BMV or just get a copy of your driving record at BMV:

Local BMV reinstatement office is located at 10948 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati 45231.  Directions:  Follow I-275 to Exit 26, turn south on Hamilton Avenue, they are located approximately ½ mile on the left.  The plaza is located behind Rally’s.

Hamilton County Municipal Court
Hamiton County Municipal Court uses our court space on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. if you had a court date that was on a Monday night at 7:00 p.m. and missed your court date please call 513-946-6041. Sharonville cannot answer questions regarding Hamilton County Court tickets.