Photo Enforcement

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Automated Speed and Traffic Enforcement Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Are traffic camera’s legal in Ohio?

Yes, Courts have ruled in favor of a municipality’s rights to use automated enforcement technology in a fair and judicious matter.

What happens when you get a speeding ticket in Willoughby Hills?

Automated enforcement citations will be mailed within 30 business days of the violation date. The notice will include information on how a motorist can pay or contest the notice as well as how to view images of the violation. The citation is issued to the owner of the vehicle. They typically have 30 days to pay or contest. If an owner wants to contest the citation, they will appear before a judge in Willoughby Municipal Court.

What happens if I don’t pay a speed camera ticket in Ohio?

After the initial 30 day period, a second notice will be mailed with a late fee added. The owner loses the ability to contest the citation and has 30 days to pay the civil penalty. If the second citation is ignored, the city may file a civil suit against you and if found liable, court cost and additional fees can be added to the citation. Collection efforts may be taken following the court ruling.

Do traffic camera tickets go on your driving record in Ohio?

No, it is considered a civil infraction, is not reported to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and does not become a part of the vehicle owner’s driving record.

Do speeding camera tickets affect insurance in Ohio?

Like other civil or administrative offenses, photo enforcement citation penalties have no bearing on insurance premiums.

How much are speed camera tickets in Willoughby Hills?

The cost of the citation is dependent on how fast the vehicle was traveling. See fine amount table below:

Miles Per Hour Over Speed Limit Penalty Amount
1-19 MPH $150.00
20-29 MPH $200.00
30 or more MPH $300.00


How do I pay for my Traffic Citation?

In Willoughby Hills, there are two types of photo enforcement citations. Due to differences in the Ohio state law, payment processing is different for them. Please read and pay attention to the section of your citation for payment details!

1.  Handheld Speed Citations Payment

Pay online: Visit  Visa, Discover and MasterCard are accepted.

Pay by mail: Checks and Money Orders made payable to the City of Willoughby Hills. Detach remittance slip along with payment and mail to:

City of Willoughby Hills
Payment Processing Center, Willoughby Hills, OH
PO BOX 749660
Atlanta, GA 30374-9660

Pay by phone: 1-833-965-3001 (M-F 8am – 5pm). Visa, Discover and MasterCard are accepted.

Do not send cash. Payments will not be accepted at the City of Willoughby Hills.

2.  School Zone Speed Photo Enforcement Citation Payment

Pay online: Visit Visa, Discover and MasterCard are accepted.

Pay by mail: Checks and Money Orders made payable to the Willoughby Municipal Court. Detach remittance slip along with payment and mail to:

Willoughby Municipal Court
Attn: Traffic Camera Department
4000 Erie Street
Willoughby, OH 44094

How many days do I have to pay my citation?

First notice – you will be given a First notice, from that day you will have 30 days to take action with the appropriate fine amount.

Do you accept partial payments?

Yes, Partial payments will be posted to the account. However, until the debt due or owed is fulfilled, any late fees accrued will be the responsibility of the registered owner.

How do I Contest this citation?

Instructions are provided on the citation for both the Handheld and School Zone speed citations. The registered owner or designated party may contest the Official Citation by requesting a hearing with the Willoughby Municipal Court. There will be a filing fee for the Request of Hearing.  The request for a hearing must be received by the Court within thirty (30) calendar days after the date of issuance of the Official Citation.

Go to for a copy of the Request for Hearing Form. Additional information regarding your rights and how to file the Request for Hearing can be found on the court’s website.

What if I someone else was driving my vehicle at the time of the violation?

The registered owner must complete the affidavit located on the back of the citation and follow the directions on the notice for completion and where to send the document.

Certificate of Accuracy and Calibration