|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.
The process of posting bail for someone involved in a courtcase with the Municipal Court is one
that is made complicated for two reasons, one being it's a legal procedure that has certain
requirements to ensure that the needs of both the individual and society at large are served,
and the other is that the majority of the people going through it are going through the process
for the first time.
The Clerk of Court's Office has put together the following brochure to explain some of the concepts involved with posting bail and to try to answer a few of the questions you may have regarding the bail process.
One note: When cases are bound over from the Municipal Court to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, once they are transferred to the Common Pleas docket, the rules regarding bail established by that Court apply. Please contact the Clerk of Court for the Court of Common Pleas regarding their policies and practices on Bail.