The Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Traffic Camera Citation Administrative Appeal Process

On December 18, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an opinion overturning the Sixth District Court of Appeals decision which held that the City of Toledo's administrative appeal process for traffic camera citations violated the exclusive jurisdiction of the municipal courts.

The Ohio Supreme Court specifically held that "Ohio municipalities have home-rule authority to establish administrative proceedings, including administrative hearings, related to civil enforcement of traffic ordinances, and that these administrative proceedings must be exhausted before offenders can pursue judicial remedies."

The full text of the Slip Opinion in Walker v. Toledo can be found here.