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  • For information regarding Franklin County Municipal Court Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic, click here.
  • Until December 31, 2020, Traffic Arraignments in Courtrooms 1A, 1B, and Eviction Hearings in Courtroom 11B will be heard at the Columbus Convention Center; more information here.
  • Beginning January 4, 2021, All court sessions, including Traffic Arraignments in Courtrooms 1A, 1B, and Eviction Hearings in Courtroom 11B will be heard at the courthouse at 375 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Convention Center
Main Concourse Entry
B Meeting Rooms
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Overview

The Franklin County Municipal Court has partnered with the Columbus Convention Center to provide adequate space to adhere to government guidelines put in place to help stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus. Courtrooms 1A, 1B, and 11B will be heard at the Columbus Convention Center until December 31, 2020.

Beginning January 4, 2021: all court sessions, including Courtrooms 1A, 1B, and 11B, will be held at the courthouse at 375 South High Street.

Additional details:

  • There will be no traffic add-ons during this time
  • Additional agencies/services will be available at the Convention Center
  • Notices are currently being mailed to inform individuals of the change of location

Instructions for appearing

  • You must wear a face covering that will protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus to be admitted to the Columbus Convention Center. This is to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff.
  • Individuals who have a temperature of 100.4F or self-reporting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be admitted to the Columbus Convention Center. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please DO NOT appear for your hearing. Instead, please call one of the following numbers to request that your hearing be re-scheduled.

What courtrooms are moving?

The following courtrooms will be heard until December 31, 2020 at the Columbus Convention Center:

  • Traffic arraignment courtroom 1A
  • Traffic arraignment courtroom 1B
  • Eviction hearing courtroom 11B

Beginning January 4, 2021: all court sessions, including Courtrooms 1A, 1B, and 11B, will be held at the courthouse at 375 South High Street.

How long will the courtrooms be moved?

The courtrooms listed above will be heard at the Columbus Convention Center until December 31, 2020. Cases will continue to be heard on the date and at the time scheduled on your ticket, court summons, or notice; only the location has changed to the Columbus Convention Center.

Beginning January 4, 2021: all court sessions, including Courtrooms 1A, 1B, and 11B, will be held at the courthouse at 375 South High Street.

Location and Parking

Columbus Convention Center
Main Concourse Entry
B Meeting Rooms
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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For information about using the COTA bus lines, please use the following tools:

  • COTA Trip Planner
  • COTA CBUS
    • COTA's CBUS is the city's free Downtown Circulator, traveling mainly along High Street Downtown. CBUS runs every 10-15 minutes, 7 days a week! Check the link for operating hours and specific details.

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