WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF HARVEYSBURG MAYOR’S COURT
The purpose of the Village of Harveysburg Mayor’s Court is to provide the community with a local judicial forum to rule on misdemeanor traffic and criminal cases that are alleged to be in violation of the Ohio Basic Code and Village of Harveysburg Ordinances. If you have any questions regarding The Village of Harveysburg Mayors Court please view our FAQ page.
Payment of fines is accepted at the Village Clerk’s Office - 79 W Main St. Harveysburg, OH 45032. Monday - Friday 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. We accept cash, check, money order and all major credit cards. When paying by credit card in person or by phone, there is a $7.25 processing fee added to the fine payment. For your convenience, payments can be made in the drop box on the side of the building near the doors during non-business hours. You may also mail your payments to Harveysburg Mayor’s Court to: P.O. BOX 189, Harveysburg, OH 45032. Make checks/money orders out to the Village of Harveysburg. Payment must be received by court date. We are not responsible for delayed mail service. Please do not make cash payments in the drop box or through the mail. If you wish to pay your ticket through our online payment system (They currently charge $7.95+ depending on your amount due), please click here.
Reports of all traffic convictions are sent to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. You are required by the State of Ohio to maintain insurance on the vehicle you are driving. If you do not provide proof of insurance at the time of your offense, you must bring proof of insurance for the offense date to your court appearance or enclose proof with your payment. Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles www.BMV.OHIO.GOV
The Village of Harveysburg Mayor’s Court strives to treat everyone with dignity, respect, fairness and impartiality. We will make every attempt to assist those individuals requiring and requesting help. Many types of agencies and programs are located within Warren County and we will do our best to give you proper direction as needed. Please understand we are not able to offer legal advice at any time.
For case specific questions or additional information, please call the Clerk of Courts - Melanie Couch at (513) 897-3998 Monday - Friday 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Mayor’s Court is conducted the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.:
Village of Harveysburg Mayor’s Court
79 W. Main Street/ P.O.BOX 189
Harveysburg, Ohio 45032
(513) 897-3998 (Phone)
(513) 897-3997 (Fax)
Melanie Couch, Clerk of Courts Send email:
Rob Kaufman, Magistrate
Joe Lucas, Prosecutor
HARVEYSBURG MAYOR’S COURT
Section 1 of Article IV of the Ohio Constitution empowers the General Assembly to establish mayors' courts and vests judicial power in such courts.
That section provides:
"The judicial power of the state is vested in . . . such other courts
inferior to the Supreme Court as may from time to time be
established by law."
Ohio Revised Code §1905.01 establishes a mayor's court "in all municipal corporations not having a police court and not being the site of a municipal
Ohio Revised Code §1905.05 permits the mayor of a municipal corporation that has a mayor’s court to appoint a person as magistrate to hear cases that come within the court’s jurisdiction. That person must be admitted to the practice of law in Ohio and must have been engaged in the practice of law in this state or served as a judge of a court of record in any jurisdiction in the United States, or both, for three years preceding his appointment.
MAGISTRATE WM. ROBERT KAUFMAN
Harveysburg Mayor’s Court Magistrate 2005 – present
Harveysburg Solicitor 2003 – 2005
City of Lebanon Board of Zoning Appeals 2008 – present
Warren County Court Magistrate, Civil Division 2015 – present
Morrow Mayor’s Court Magistrate 2013 - present
Private Practice – Kaufman and Florence, Lebanon, Ohio 2001 – present
State of Ohio 2001
United States Federal Court 2002
Warren County Bar Association
Warren County Bar Association – Grievance Committee
Ohio State Bar Association