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A Small Claims Petition can be obtained by contacting the Clerk of Courts. To file a Small Claims case you need to have the name and complete address of the person or people you wish to file against. If the territorial jurisdiction of your case is in question, you may verify it with the Clerk’s office. No Small Claims case may be filed for an amount greater than $6,000.00.
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Basic information is on this website and can be accessed by name and/or case number. To obtain a certified copy of the Court’s Entry a written request can be submitted to the Clerk’s office. If you desire information regarding the disposition of a case without the Court’s Entry, you may contact the Clerk’s office; for court dates, you may contact the Assignment office.
In the Traffic and Criminal Divisions, payments may be made by:
In the Civil Division, payments can be made by:
A copy of the Municipal Court Local Rules is posted on this website, or you may obtain a copy, at no charge, by making your request through the Clerk’s office.
Municipal Court Local Rules
All court costs are due at the time of your court date or within one week thereof. Fines may be paid by signing a pay agreement. The agreement requires the following:
An FRA (Financial Responsibility) Suspension is when one’s driver or commercial license or permit, or nonresident’s operating privilege, has been suspended or revoked pursuant to Chap. 4509 Ohio Revised Code, which states that you must have financial responsibility insurance.
A Court suspension could consist of one of the following:
The procedure to obtain a valid license is dependent upon which suspension was imposed. You should contact an attorney or the Clerk’s office depending on the severity of the suspension.
A Petition for occupational driving privileges is available through the Civil Division of the Clerk’s office. The Petition must be filed with a copy of the notice of suspension from the BMV, current proof of insurance, proof of employment on company letterhead, and certification that a remedial driving course has been completed. A filing fee of $130, payable in cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express is required at the time of filing.
A Petition for occupational driving privileges is available through the Civil Division of the Clerk’s office. The Petition must be filed with current proof of insurance, proof of employment on company letterhead and a filing fee of $130.00, payable in cash or money order, or a Visa, MasterCard or American Express (a $3.00 convenience will be assessed for a credit card transaction).
The number of points accumulated on a person’s driving record can be found by contacting the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles can be reached at 614-752-7600.
A mediation program is available through Small Claims Court. Petitions for Small Claims are referred to mediation unless one or more of the parties involved are located outside the State of Ohio.
A diversion program is available for first time OVI offenders, after being screened by the Probation Department.
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