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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.


All parties must wear a face covering that will protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus to be admitted to any of the Court’s facilities including the Columbus Convention Center. This is to ensure the safety of all visitors and Court staff.


Individuals who have a temperature of 100.4 F or self-reporting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be admitted in to the Municipal Courthouse or Columbus Convention Center. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please DO NOT appear for your hearing.

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

 View 2021 Early Closures and Court Operations


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.

Drug Court’s HART-Felt Graduation

COVID-19 kept members of Franklin County Municipal Court’s h.a.r.t. program physically apart for months, but the pandemic couldn’t prevent a life-altering day for so many on their journey of recovery – their drug court graduation.

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Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan

In response to a profound jump in overdose deaths in 2015, stakeholders from across Franklin County, Ohio, gathered together to address the opioid epidemic, discussing strategies related to treatment access, prevention, education, law enforcement, and recovery.

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