Mayor's Court

Harrison Mayor’s Court is conducted the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center. Harrison Mayor’s Court is presided over by a Magistrate.

Directions to Mayor’s Court

  • Take I-74 to New Haven Road. exit (Exit 1).
  • Go south on New Haven.
  • Turn right on Harrison Avenue, turn left on Broadway, then make an immediate left onto George Street
  • The Community Center is located at the end of George Street

Payments can be posted between 8 a.m. and midnight, Monday through Friday, at the Harrison Police Department. If paying in cash, the exact amount is recommended as we cannot always make change. The Court will also accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover.  For payments in person or online on the City website.

Paying Tickets Online

You can now pay your Harrison traffic ticket online with either your credit card (3% fee) or an eCheck (no fee). Tickets that require a mandatory court appearance cannot be paid online. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for the payment to be applied to your ticket. Payments are considered received when they are applied to your ticket.

Due to weekends and holidays, it may take longer for your online payment to be applied to your ticket.

If you have any questions, please call the Clerk of Courts at (513) 202-8456 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Your Rights as a Defendant

You have the right to an attorney. You have the right to ask this court for a reasonable continuance in order to secure the services of an attorney. If you are indigent and cannot afford an attorney, you have the right to have an attorney provided to you at no cost. If you feel that you qualify and want to have an attorney provided, make your request known when you come forward. An attorney will be provided only for those charges that could result in a jail sentence if you are found guilty.

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:


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.

Any statements made by you could be used against you. If you want to know your potential maximum penalties, ask!


You have a right of appeal from the ruling of this Court. That appeal must be filed within 10 days of the judgment as provided by Section 1905.23 Ohio Revised Code.