Free Driver's License Workshop Dec. 2019

Reinstate Your Driver’s License in 2019!

Residents of Franklin County can participate in a step-by-step process to reinstate their Driver’s License!

Please arrange to stay all day and stop by one of the following days:
Wednesday, December 4 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, December 5 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Franklin County Court Complex
365 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio BMV representatives, Franklin County Municipal Court Clerks, volunteer attorneys, and many other community agencies will be available to help you get your driver’s license reinstated.

Important Details

  • Pre-registration is encouraged to save you time, but not required.
  • Please arrange to stay all day.
  • To qualify for a Waiver of Fees: Bring verification of active SNAP benefits. Apply or print benefit verification online at or apply by calling 1-844-640-6446.
  • Qualified participants may receive consideration for amnesty or a reduction in BMV reinstatement fees. Please visit for more information.
  • This event is free to attend. If your license was suspended due to failure to pay a citation, court costs, or for other reasons, you may be required to pay a portion of the outstanding costs. Visa, MC, or Cash accepted.

More License Workshop Information and Registration

Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help is a website created to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system by providing free information on common legal issues, details about court and other legal forms and referrals to legal aid and bar association referral programs.

Learn more about Ohio Legal Help at their website: Ohio Legal Help.

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 contempt as a sanction for bail bond agents who violate Ohio Department of Insurance regulations on courthouse grounds (proposed Loc.R. 4.13).

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 Friday, July 12, 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