Mayor's Court

About Mayor's Court

The Mayor's Court is imperative to an efficient Ohio court system, as it provides the ability to prevent minor offenses from reaching courts with significant caseloads. Waynesville Mayor's Court is one of seven operating in Warren County and one of over 300 throughout the State of Ohio. Mayor's Courts have the authority to hear cases involving traffic and criminal offenses in alleged violation of local ordinances and state traffic laws.

Court Personnel include:
Magistrate - Wm. Robert Kaufman - Mr. Kaufman began his service as magistrate for the Village of Waynesville Mayor's Court January 2020. Mr. Kaufman has 15 years of experience as a Mayor's Court Magistrate and is also the Magistrate at Warren County Court.
Prosecutor - Mark Webb
Clerk of Courts - Ashley S. Richardson - Ashley was hired September 2017. She graduated from college with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Ashley is an active member of the Ohio Association of Mayor's Court Clerks as well as an active member of the Southwest Ohio Association of Mayor's Court Clerks. She has one son who is an avid soccer player playing soccer year-round so in her spare time she can be found at the field cheering her son on. She also enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, and hiking.
Bailiff - Kevin Fickert - Officer Fickert graduated from the Greene County Police Academy and joined the Waynesville Police Department in 2012 following his 8 years as a Military Police Officer with the Army's 324th MP Co. His hobbies include firearms, motorcycle riding and spending time with his family. He received the Officer of the Year Award for 2020.

The State of Ohio requires you maintain insurance on the vehicle you are driving. If you did not provide proof of insurance at the time of your traffic offense, you must bring it with you to your court appearance or mail a copy with your payment. It must be valid for the date of your offense. All traffic convictions are reported to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

If you do not respond or appear for your case in court, a bench warrant and/or license forfeiture may be issued.

For any questions or additional information, please contact Ashley Richardson, Clerk of Courts, Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.
PH: (513) 897-8020
FAX: (513) 897-2025
EMAIL: arichardson@waynesville-ohio.org
ADDRESS: 1400 Lytle Road
Waynesville, OH 45068

Basic Rights

1. The law requires this court bring you to trial within 30 days of the date charged.

2. You are entitled to be informed of the nature of the charges filed against you, to read the affidavit or complaint filed against you, and if you do not understand the nature of the charges, have them explained to you.

3. You have the right to know the identity of the complainant.

4. You have the right to be represented by counsel.

5. You have the right to a trial by jury in certain cases. In this event, your case will be transferred to the Warren County Municipal Court.

6. You have the right to be informed of the extent of possible punishment if convicted.

7. You have the right to appeal within 10 days of the final disposition of the court. To appeal the case, it will be necessary to complete the notice of appeal form with the clerk. This will entitle you to a trial de novo (new trial) in the Warren County Municipal Court.

2022 Court Schedule
All courts start at 5:30pm

Court is held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month
(unless otherwise noted)
January 10th
January 24th
February 14th
February 28th
March 14th
March 28th
April 11th
April 25th
May 9th
May 23rd
June 13th
June 27th
July 11th
July 25th
August 8th
August 22nd
September 12th
September 26th
October 10th
October 24th
November 14th
November 28th
December 12th

3 Pleas You Can Enter

Guilty - You will be given an opportunity to tell the court anything you feel may mitigate or lesson the sentence.

No Contest - This is not an admission of guilt, but is an admission of 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 should be entered if you dispute the facts in the affidavit or feel they do not constitute the offense. A pretrial will then be set.

Fines

Payment of fines is accepted at the Clerk of Courts office in the Village of Waynesville Municipal Building. We accept cash, check, money order, and credit/debit card payments (credit/debit cards are subject to a 3.5% convenience fee). We also accept credit/debit card payments over the phone. If you wish to pay your fines through our online payment system, you may do so by clicking the blue button below. Also, for your convenience, you may drop your payment off in the night drop box located in front of the building. If you choose this option, make sure your payment is in a sealed envelope with your name on it and addressed to Waynesville Mayor's Court. You may also mail your payment; we just don't suggest you mail cash. Payments must be received by the court date on the bottom of your citation. If not, you MUST appear in court. We are not responsible for any delay in mail service.