Clinton County Municipal Court
Sunday July 21
Traffic Division Criminal Division Civil Division Small Claims Division
Traffic Division

Contact Information:
(937) 382-8985
Jenny Foster

You may visit the Traffic Court during the office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. The traffic division is located in the Wilmington City Building—2 nd floor to the right off the elevator or stairs. Please review carefully all information on both the front and back of the citation that you signed and received promising to appear at the time and date specified or paying the waiver by the same date. If you have misplaced your copy of the waiver schedule, it can be accessed through this site.

Traffic Filing Fees
Basic Court Costs for Traffic Cases $170.00

Court Costs are a minimum $170.00 for all criminal and traffic cases.

If you go to trial there may be additional costs incurred for subpoenas; witness fees; etc. These fees are in addition to the minimum $170.00 costs.

Payment of Fines

The Court accepts payment by cash or money order. Money orders should be made payable to the Clinton County Municipal Court, and can be sent through the mail or given to a dispatcher on the first floor of the City Building during times the Court is closed. Please include the citation or the citation number with the payment.

To Plead Not Guilty

If you wish to plead not guilty you must either 1) appear in court at the date and time specified on the citation and enter a verbal not guilty plea, or 2) enter your not guilty plea in writing by the date and time on the citation. 3) Have your attorney enter a not guilty plea in your behalf. You must have the citation number, your complete name and address and a phone number at which you can be reached.

Based on the not guilty plea the court will set a trial date. Once you have entered a not guilty plea you may not withdraw that plea until the date of trial.


If you need to file for an extension of the arraignment or trial date, you must do so in writing no less than three (3) working days before the date set and explain the reason for the request or have a proof of conflict. All continuances will be ruled on and a response will be sent by the court.

Mandatory Appearances

If your citation requires a mandatory appearance, report to the Clerk’s office one hour prior to the time stated on the citation on the stated day and date of your appearance which is listed on the lower right hand corner of the citation copy given to you by the officer. You may report directly to COURTROOM to check in for court. Please be prepared to spend some time in Court.

What to bring with you to Court
Failure to Appear

Failure to appear in Court as required will result in the following actions:

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