Mound Street Construction Update

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin a major construction project on March 5, 2018, that will directly impact county employees and visitors to the downtown complex, particularly those parking in the Fulton Street Parking Garage (34 E. Fulton Street).

Please be advised Mound Street will become one-way heading west from 3rd Street to High Street and will be restricted to one lane for the duration of the project, which is anticipated to last at least seven months. This will be an active construction site during business hours so please use caution.

All Fulton Street Parking Garage entrances and exits will remain open during construction. As a reminder, monthly parking pass holders may exit the garage utilizing either the Mound or Fulton Street exits. Daily parkers will continue to exit on Mound Street and must turn left (west).

Please see below link for ODOT’s maps and driving directions during the Mound Street construction.

ODOT I-70/I-71 Project

Local Rules Notice

Proposed Amendments to Local Court Rules – The judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court give notice of their intention to amend the local rules of the court to amend Local Rule 13, Schedules 6.00 and 9.00 regarding costs for the Home Incarceration Program, and discretionary costs for unlimited and limited interlock driving privileges. The full text of the rule amendment can be viewed [ here] . Comments regarding this amendment must be submitted to Gene Edwards at the Franklin County Municipal Court, 375 South High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or through email at by the close of business on December 11, 2017.

The following Local Court Rules have been amended or added in 2017: Rule 13, Schedule 4.01 (cutoff time for bail under Schedule 4.01); Rule 13, Schedule 9.00 (new Supervised Community Service Fee); Rule 17 (PVB appeals); Rule 9.16(B) (rescinded; e-filing now governed by interim orders). View Local Rules.

Self Help Resource Center

The Franklin County Municipal Court's new Self Help Resource Center is now open. The Resource Center is located on the 6th floor of 375 S. High Street, and is open to the public between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Resource Center cannot provide legal advice or representation. But, people representing themselves in Municipal Court can get basic information about the court system, about forms and applications, and about other available resources. The Resource Center is only for civil matters such as applications to seal criminal records, landlord tenant, and consumer issues. The Resource Center is not for criminal or traffic cases. Those that qualify based on their financial situation can get additional assistance from staff at the Resource Center.

The Resource Center does not accept appointments and staff cannot provide information over the phone, so please come visit in person! For more information about the Resource Center, please visit