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 increase the supervised community service administrative fee. 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 edwardsg@fcmcclerk.com by the close of business on October 4, 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Schedule 4.01); Rule 13, Schedule 9.00 (new Supervised Community Service Fee); Rule 17 (PVB appeals); Rule 9.16(B) (rescinded; e-filing now governed by interim orders).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 10th floor of 369 S. High Street, across from the Franklin County Law Library, and will be 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 is a walk-in service, and cannot make appointments for visitors or provide information over the phone. For more information about the Resource Center, please visit www.fcmcselfhelpcenter.org