|Clerk's Office Temporarily Closed May 14-15|
Due to a planned power outage by the City of Columbus, the Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk’s office will be temporarily closed to the public, except for posting the bond of an inmate, effective 7am on Saturday May 14. We expect to be fully operational by Sunday May 15 @ 8am.
This page will attempt to answer some of the more common Certified Mailers/Service questions. However, it is not the intention of the Clerk of Court's Office or the Franklin County Municipal Court to offer legal advice through these pages or through our answering of questions. While knowledgeable about the operational procedures of the Clerk's Office and the Court, Deputy Clerks and Bailiffs are not attorneys and cannot recommend specific legal options, and their answering questions should not be construed as such.
Can I track a certified mailer?
No, we do not have Post Office tracking numbers.
Can I find a tracking number for a certified mailing on line?
The tracking numbers are for Court purposes only.
How can I get a process server appointed?
- A motion to appoint a server must be filed in the Clerks office.
- All appropriate fees must be paid.
- Go to the 10th floor and have the Duty Judge sign the form.
- If you need service, you will need to bring the form back to the Issuing Desk in the Civil Division so service can be issued.
- It can be picked up 24 hours later.
I want to check service on a Judgment Debtor by bailiff service.
You may contact the Service Bailiff's Office at 614-645-7780. Bailiff service will be held until the hearing.
How much does certified mail and process server cost with 4 defendants?
The cost of the filing fee, which includes up to three defendants. For more than 3 defendants, it is $6.00 per defendant.
Do I have good service on my case?
Please research your case on our website. The information can be found in the docket field. If you have your case number, please call our file room at 614-645-7220.