Village of Hiram
Photo Enforcement Information Page
Phone: 978-522-6181




Primary Warning Signs:
Speed limit signs are posted throughout the village. These are your primary warning notices. They are not posted as a suggestion. Depending on the portion of roadway you are on, the speed limit may be different. Please follow the posted limit.
Camera Warning Signs:
Photo Enforcement Makes Our Streets Safer:
Codified Ordinance Chapter 319:
Camera Certification of Calibration:
Transfer of Liability:
Example Citation:
Example Warning Notice:
Public Notifications:
April 14th /17th /21st, 2024
Week of April 14, 2024
Mailer to Each Village Household
Frequently Asked Questions:

Here are some FAQ's concerning the speed and traffic photo enforcement program.

Q: If 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: payments

Q: What are my rights as a motorist, vehicle owner, or entity upon receiving a civil violation?
A: Please refer to Hiram Codified Ordinance Chapter 319 enacting ordinance 2023-23 and amending ordinance 2024-05 concerning these rights. A link to these laws has been made available on this page.

Q: Did the Ohio Supreme Court outlaw traffic cameras in 2022?
A: No, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled how traffic camera violations are adjudicated in court and how they impact local government funding. Traffic cameras are a legal method of enforcing traffic regulations in Ohio and the Ohio Supreme Court has upheld this in at least four rulings over the past 20 years.

Q: I thought photo enforcement was no longer allowed to be used, is this true?
A: No. A few cities have decided not to use photo enforcement. This is a community by community decision. This does not apply to Hiram.

Q: Do photo enforcement of traffic laws violate my Constitutional rights?
A: No, the Ohio Supreme Court stated photo enforcement does not violate any person’s Constitutional rights.

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. However, at this time, Hiram utilizes a manually operated handheld photo enforcement system that is not automated, ensuring an officer is always present when a citation is issued. 

Q: Can I contest, also known as appeal, the citation that was filed against me?
A: To contest a photo enforcement citation please visit the Portage County Municipal Court website or visit the Clerk of Court’s office at 203 W. Main Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44226.

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 made by completing the Transfer of Liability Affidavit and then scanning it or taking a legible photo of the completed form and emailing it to: 
You may also mail a completed Transfer of Liability Affidavit to The Village of Hiram Photo Enforcement Department. 11617 Garfield Road, Hiram OH 44234. 
Do Not Mail Payments to this address. 

Q: If I receive a citation, do I actually have to pay it?
A: Yes, Ohio law permits the use of both automated and manually operated photo enforcement for issuance of fines for violations of the law. You are legally obligated to pay it or contest the citation using one of the methods outlined on the citation.

Q: Is it true that if I don't pay my fine, there is nothing they can do about it?
A: No, this is not true. It is one of those persistent internet myths. Failure to pay may result in assigning your citation to a collection agency. The agency has the right and does periodically file for judgment entries in municipal court. If this is done, this will affect your credit report and provides the collection agency with the right to potentially garnish your income. This process will negatively impact your credit. 

Q: My question is not listed here, how do I obtain additional information?
A: You can call: 978-522-6181