Eviction Filing Fee Update

Effective April 1st, 2019, Franklin County Municipal Court Local Rule (Loc.R.13, Schedule 9.00) has been changed to reflect a change in filing fees for new eviction complaints.

New Filing Fees:

One Cause Eviction:
$123.00
Two Cause Eviction:
$160.00

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 adopt the briefing schedule for motions for summary judgment set forth in Civil Rule 56(C) (Loc.R. 3.04), enact regulations for bail bondsmen (Loc.R. 4.13), to update names for several specialty dockets (Loc.R. 8).

Notice is also hereby given that the Judges intend to adopt a revised amendment to the filing costs for eviction-related claims (Loc.R. 13, Schedule 9.00).

The full text of the rule amendments can be viewed at [ here] . Comments regarding these amendments 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 edwardsg@fcmcclerk.com by the close of business on Monday, March 18, 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 www.fcmcselfhelpcenter.org