Pedestrian Bridge to Close February 17

The pedestrian bridge over South High Street that links the Franklin County Parking Garage to the Municipal Court building will close permanently on February 17.

Visitors will no longer be able to walk from the ninth floor of the Franklin County Garage to the sixth floor of the Municipal Court building at 375 S. High St.

Visitors parking in the Frankin County Parking Garage will need to get to the ground floor and walk west on Fulton or Mound St., then cross S. High St to access the Municipal Court.

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 enact rules governing issuance of writs of restitution in cases that resolve through agreed judgment (proposed Loc.R. 9.06(E)).

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 Monday, March 9, 2019.

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