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  CONSTRUCTION UPDATE  
   

Effective May 5, 2014 the entrance to 373 S. High Street (revolving doors, handicapped side doors, inside foyer) to the Courthouse will be closed due to construction renovation.

Visitors to Municipal Court may access through the entrance to the left of the main closed doors at 375 S High Street. All visitors to 373 S. High Street will access through the Mound Street Pavilion (including handicapped).

Updates about the construction will be provided as information becomes available. The affected areas are expected to reopen sometime between July and September, 2014.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Your co-operation and patience are appreciated during this time.

Additional Information: Media Release | Reference Image | Columbus Dispatch

  CASE Network  
   

The "Court Access & Search Engine" (CASE) Network is a new project that offers an option to conduct a municipal court case information search that is intended to improve ease of use and provide efficient information access. The CASE Network will continue to grow and add new functionality and services to better serve the public into the future.

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  State ex rel. Sylvester v. Neal  
   

"A criminal rule giving trial courts authority to order defendants to post a cash payment for 10 percent of their bail was ruled unconstitutional today by the Ohio Supreme Court."

  Amendments to Local Court Rules  
   

The Judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court recently adopted Loc.R. 2.08 to establish coverage for the judge of the environmental division, amended Loc.R. 16 (Appointed Counsel) to remove 16.04 (Duration of Appointment), and increased the Specialized Dockets Fee to $3.00 effective September 1, 2014.

The judges also give notice of their intention to 1) amend Loc.R. 2 to regulate the use of cellphones, cameras, and other electronic devices in courtrooms and surrounding areas, 2) add a payable fine for violations of Hamilton Township and Madison Township Transient Vendor Resolutions, and 3) remove Loc.R. 2.07 because it does not reflect current practice. You may view these proposed amendments here. All comments regarding these amendments must be submitted to Magistrate Kathleen E. Graham 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 September 8, 2014.

  Ohio BMV Reinstatement Fee Payment Program  
   

The Ohio BMV will offer a driver's license reinstatement fee installment plan to those individuals who have met all their reinstatement requirements except for paying reinstatement fees. The plan will allow individuals owing $150 or more in reinstatement fee to become valid or eligible to retest for a driver license by paying only $50.00 or more every 30 days for as long as it takes to pay their reinstatement fees.

Use the links below to go to the Ohio BMV Website for more information.

  Latest News  
   
New Criminal/Traffic Forms Online - Please review newly added forms added to the Criminal Forms page
Franklin County Court Clerks' Brochure - An overview of Municipal Clerk Lori Tyack's Office and Common Pleas Clerk Maryellen O'Shaughnessy's Office
Online Payments Now Available - Conveniently Pay Court Costs, Fees and Fines
Confidential Disclosure Form - Confidential Disclosure of Personal Identifiers Form
Background Check Companies - Register with Clerk Administration to conduct background checks in the Clerk's Office
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