Traffic Camera Enforcement

/Traffic Camera Enforcement

Traffic Camera Enforcement:

For payments on a photo enforcement citation please call 1-855-370-4229, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

For online payments, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, visit the photo citation payment portal.

To contest a photo enforcement citation please visit the Garfield Heights Municipal Court website or call 216-475-1900, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST

 

Traffic Camera Enforcement Information:

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 unit.  

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:  Traffic Cam Installation Documents

The Newburgh Heights Police Department also utilizes the Dragon Cam 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. 

 

Traffic Camera Enforcement – Photo Enforcement Signs:

For automated photo enforcement, 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 on Speed Limit Signs and Locations.

Dragon Cam enforcement is a manually operated camera which does not fall under the guise of “automated” and therefore does not require specialized speed limit signs.

 

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

2019-2020 automated camera certificates:

Harvard Westbound at E 42nd Street

Harvard Westbound at E 52nd Street

Harvard Eastbound at E 42nd Street

Harvard Eastbound at E 52nd Street

2020 Dragon Camera certificates:

Dragon Cam Calibration 14365

Dragon Cam Calibration 13226

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

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:   To contest a photo enforcement citation please visit the Garfield Heights Municipal Court website or call 216-475-1900, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST


Q:     Although the vehicle is registered to me, I was not driving.  Can I transfer liability of the citation?
A:     Yes, transfer of liability can be transferred by completing the Transfer of Liability Form and filing with the court.


Q:     My question is not listed here, how do I obtain additional information?
A:     You can send an e-mail to photo@newburgh-oh.gov