Botkins Police Department

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I received a traffic citation, what do I need to do.
A: If you have received a traffic citation you have three options:

  1. If you feel you are not guilty you can appear at the Sidney Municipal Court at 110 W Court St., Sidney, OH on the date specified on your traffic citation.
  2. You can mail in your bond with a certified check or money order in the pre-addressed envelope that the Police Officer gave you when you received the traffic citation. NO PERSONAL CHECK WILL BE ACCEPTED, and it must be received by the court prior to your court date. You may also pay online at  To find out the amount you need to pay contact the court at (937) 498-0011.  If you mail in or pay the bond online it will be processed as a guilty plea waiver of court trial (per Ohio Traffic Rule 13).
  3. You can post bond for the traffic citation in person at the Sidney Municipal Court at 110 W. Court St., Sidney, OH.  This option allows you to appear in court, but if you don't the bond will be forfeited with no plea entered.

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