Kettering Municipal Court

Kettering Municipal Court


Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday:8:00 am – 4:30pm
Thursday:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Maryann D’Addezio Kotler
Daniel B. Goldstein
Eddie C. Sturgeon
Howard H. Shore
John S. Meyer
Laura H. Parsky
Michael J. Popkins


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Kettering Municipal Court is a city and municipal courthouse located in Montgomery County, Ohio. It serves the communities of Kettering, Centerville, Moraine and Washington Township. The first courthouse was established in 1853 that is built with red bricks, the building was again rebuilt in 1913. The courthouse was built with a headquarters in 2021 and is serving the residents of this county. It has jurisdiction over criminal, small claims, civil, probation, traffic, and vehicle matters. Proper dressing is required during the court session.

How to search for case records?

Kettering Municipal Court case search for records can be found online using the court online portal The court maintains all the records online, in files, or a database. The case search can be done using the following ways:

  • Search by Case Number, citation, or traffic number
  • Search by First, middle, and last name
  • Search by Date of Birth
  • Search by Soundex
  • Search by Plaintiff
  • Search by Defendant
See also  Vestavia Hills Municipal Court

After entering the data, the case information will come. The portal will only show those records information that is publicly available. The sealed records are not available for the viewing of the public. Some records are unavailable; if the information does not come, the case records will be removed or confidential and cannot be displayed online. You have to go to the court or give a record request for these documents, and then the court will decide whether to provide that information. The fee for each document per page is $0.50, which is mandatory when you come to the court for a records copy.

see also County Court Of Pasco County

How to make a payment?

Kettering Municipal Court payment can be made in the following ways:


A person can pay for tickets and fines by visiting the court during regular court hours and paying in cash, checks, or with a card at the court payment window. Take your ticket and citation number with you when you come for payment. 2% surcharges will be applied if you make payment with a credit card. 


Online payments can be made using the court Online Payment Enter any search type, like a case or traffic ticket number, name, etc for case searching. Your case information with the amount of the fine will be displayed. Select the payment option and pay the amount online. If you have multiple cases then you had to pay separately. The payment transactions will take at least two to three days.


A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address; 2325 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45420, United States. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable in the mail; only certified checks or money orders are accepted. Remember to write your citation, name, case number, and account number when you send the payment, and mail the amount in a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want a receipt.

See also  Wallkill Town Court

see also West Jordan City Justice Court

How to file a small claim case?

Kettering Municipal Court’s small claim division handles all cases in which a claim is up to $6000. A claim greater than this amount will be sent to the civil court. You can file a small claim case by filling out the form and submitting it at the clerk’s office. Fill in your and the defendant’s personal information, and tell the reason for claiming with the number of claims. You had to give $105 at the time of filing the form. After the form and documents are submitted then the court will send a rial date notice to the defendant. If the plaintiff fails to appear in court, then the case will be dismissed. These cases are heard by the Civil Magistrate every Tuesday at 2:30 pm. 

How can I resolve my traffic tickets?

Kettering Municipal Court traffic division handles all traffic and vehicle violation matters. The violation includes accidents, speeding, using a mobile phone during driving, violating traffic signals and traffic rules and many more. You can receive a citation after some days of getting the traffic ticket. If the ticket contains a mandatory appearance, then you have to appear on the schedule. If the court does not contain mandatory appearance, then it is known as a waiverable ticket, then many options are available that are:

  • Pay the full fine on the time 
  • Submit the proof of insurance 
  • Enter and send a plea to the court
  • Request for a hearing

How many pleas can be sent to the court?

Kettering Municipal Court plea options are available for some traffic tickets, parking and non-traffic cases. Two types of pleas are available which are:

Plea of guilty

If you are guilty of your actions then write this plea. After sending it the court will review your plea and send you the amount of the fine and there is no need to appear in court.

Plea of not guilty

If you are not guilty of your act, then write this plea. The court will give you a schedule and you have to appear on that day with your proof of innocence.

See also  Mamaroneck Village Court

What is the responsibility of the court clerk?

Kettering Municipal Court clerk is responsible for managing and safeguarding all the records, collecting and distributing all the payments, resolving payment issues, helping judges in the cases, making a schedule for the case, solving queries of the people that visit the court and providing certificates and documents. The clerk is prohibited to give legal advice but they can help you with the procedure, give directions, and give you information about the attorney or agency that can guide you legally.

see also Crook County Courthouse

How can the court appearance date be changed?

Kettering Municipal Court appearance date can be changed if you give a request to the court clerk before the schedule with a valid reason. You will get an extension in the court week for up to one week if your request is accepted.


Will this court provide interpreter service?

Yes, the court can provide interpreter services, you must give a request when you fill the case.

What happens if I do not pay a traffic fine on time?

If you do not pay traffic fines on time then your license will be suspended, extra fines will be added to the previous one and in serious cases, warrants will be issued against you.

Which suspension is given by this court in driver’s license issues?

Two types of suspension will be given to you in the driver’s license issues that are:

  • Suspension by Court
  • Suspension by BMV

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