Traffic Camera Enforcement

/Traffic Camera Enforcement

The Village of Newburgh Heights operates a photo traffic enforcement program pursuant to Codified Ordinances Chapter 315 and Chapter 317.  This includes automated traffic cameras and an officer operated hand-held unit1.  

The Newburgh Heights Police Department is compliant with all Ohio law pertaining to photo traffic enforcement.  

The fixed location cameras were manufactured by the Sensys Gatso Group and installed on December 16, 2015.  The installation drawings were prepared by a State of Ohio licensed engineering firm. To view the installation drawings click here

The Newburgh Heights Police Department also utilizes the Dragon Cam (LINK) for photo enforcement of civil speeding violations. This is a standard LIDAR unit with an affixed camera which snaps a photo of speeding motorists.  This unit can be operated in any speed limit zone by a peace officer.

The Village of Newburgh Heights has posted a number of fixed signs throughout the village to advise motorists of the photo enforcement program and speed limits.  To view a map of these signs click here. (insert PDF Box 3d – Speed Limit Signs)

To view the calibration records for the traffic cameras click on any of the links below:

2018-2019 automated camera certificates:

Harvard EB @ 42nd Street      Harvard EB @ 52nd Street      Harvard WB @ 52nd Street

2017-2018 Dragon Cam certificate of compliance

Here are some frequently asked questions concerning the automated speed and traffic enforcement program:

Q:     I receive a photo citation in the mail.  How do I pay this citation?
A:     Payment for photo citations can be made by clicking here

Q:      What are my rights as a motorist, vehicle owner, or entity upon receiving a civil violation?
A:      Please refer to Newburgh Heights Codified Ordinance Chapter 315 and Chapter 317 concerning these rights.  

Q:     I thought the traffic cameras were no longer allowed to be used, is this true?
A:     In certain cities the traffic cameras have been banned by a vote from that community.  This does not apply to Newburgh Heights.

Q:     Do the traffic cameras violate my Constitutional rights?
A:     No,  the Ohio Supreme Court stated the cameras do not violate any person’s Constitutional rights.  To read the Ohio Supreme Court decision click here.

Q:     Does a police officer have to be present at the traffic cameras?
A:     No, effective July 26, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled an officer need not be present.  To read the Ohio Supreme Court decision click here.  

Q:     Can I contest the citation that was filed against me?
A:     Yes, you are able to request a hearing by completing the back of the form you received and mailing it back before the due date.  You will then be notified by mail (or e-mail) of your hearing date.  You can also call our Clerk of Court’s office at 216-641-2160 to schedule a hearing.

Q:     Although the vehicle is registered to me, I was not driving.  Can I transfer liability of the citation?
A:     Yes, on the back side of your citation there is a “Transfer of Liability Affidavit” which you can complete, have notarized and return by the due date. TOL Affidavit Form

Q:     My question is not listed here, how do I obtain additional information?
A:     You can send an e-mail by clicking here.