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About the Court

The Franklin County Municipal Court provides justice and resolves disputes in a fair, accessible, and courteous manner and serves as a resource to the community it serves.


Location & Hours


375 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Mon - Fri 8 AM - 5 PM

Note: Arraignments for persons held in custody are also held on Saturdays starting at 9 AM

General Information

The Court has fourteen General Division judges and one Environmental Division judge. Judges preside over civil, criminal, and traffic cases and conduct both jury and non-jury trials. The Court’s jurisdiction includes traffic cases, misdemeanor criminal cases, and civil cases where the amount at issue is $15,000 or less.

The Environmental Division has exclusive jurisdiction to enforce local codes and regulations affecting real property, such as fire and building codes. Despite its jurisdiction and name, the Franklin County Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City of Columbus government.

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Important Information

The Franklin County Municipal Court is located just north of Interstate 70, in downtown Columbus, Ohio, in the County Complex bounded by High Street, Fulton Street, Front Street, and Mound Street. The Municipal Court building is the southernmost building facing High Street in the County Complex.

The Court is convenient to COTA  bus stops and directly on the CBUS route   

Upon arriving for Court, all visitors are required to go through Court Security


 ODOT is conducting a major construction project   that directly impacts visitors to the Municipal Court, particularly those parking in the garages.

Nearby Garages:
 Franklin County Commissioner's Garage (FCC) 34 East Fulton St.  
 Columbus Commons Parking Garage 55 East Rich St.  
 Franklin County Garage on Front Street 399 South Front St.  

 ODOT is conducting a major construction project   that directly impacts visitors to the Municipal Court, particularly those parking in the garages.

The Court observes the following holidays and will be closed:

New Year’s Day    
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day    
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

2023 Court Holiday Schedule with Early Closures   

The statutory interest rate applicable when money becomes due on a written instrument, R.C. 1343.03(A), and to judgments rendered in civil actions for tortious conduct and breach of contract, R.C. 1343.03(B), will remain at 3% per annum for judgments granted during the calendar year of 2022, as recently determined by the Tax Commissioner pursuant to R.C. 5703.47. 

View the Tax Commissioner’s certification of the rate for 2022 and a chart showing the rates for the last several years.  


Events and Media Releases

Get the latest updates on what is happening at the Court. Discover updated policies and procedures, official press releases, and announcements highlighting Franklin County Municipal Court events.

Scammers Mislead Potential Jurors in Thinking They Owe Thousands of Dollars

November 30, 2023 | Swindlers are calling residents telling them they failed to show for jury duty and must pay a fine. The Franklin County Municipal Court does not fine residents for missed jury duty. If you receive a call like this, please call your local law enforcement. 

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Administrative Order concerning surety bail bond agents

October 24, 2023 | Due to recent events, no surety bail bond agent shall be permitted to be present anywhere on the fourth floor of 375 South High Street.

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