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The Local Rules govern practice and procedure for cases filed in Franklin County Municipal Court. They are adopted consistent with the Ohio Constitution, Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, and the Rules of Superintendence.

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RULE 1: Individual AssignmentDownload PDF RULE 2: The JudiciaryDownload PDF RULE 3: Duties of CounselDownload PDF RULE 4: Criminal PracticeDownload PDF RULE 5: Traffic PracticeDownload PDF RULE 6: Civil PracticeDownload PDF RULE 7: MagistratesDownload PDF RULE 8: Assignment & Jury CommissionersDownload PDF RULE 9: Duties of ClerkDownload PDF RULE 10: Court ReportersDownload PDF RULE 11: Small Claims PracticesDownload PDF RULE 12: Termination of CasesDownload PDF
RULE 13: Misdemeanors
Schedule 4.01Download PDFMisdemeanor Bail Schedule - Ohio Residents Schedule 4.02Download PDFMisdemeanor Bail Schedule - Exceptions Schedule 4.03Download PDFMisdemeanor Bail Schedule - Non Residents Schedule 4.04Download PDFOMVI Bail Exception Schedule 4.041Download PDFDomestic Violence Bail Exception Schedule 4.05Download PDFFines in Misdemeanor Cases - Columbus Schedule 5.04Download PDFFines in Traffic Cases- Columbus Fines in Traffic Cases - Ohio Revised Code Schedule 6.00Download PDFFranklin County Home Incarceration Program Schedule 7.00Download PDFPUCO Fine Schedule - Ohio Revised Code Schedule 8.01Download PDFFines in Misdemeanor Cases - Upper Arlington Schedule 9.00Download PDFCosts and Fees - FCMC Schedule 10.00Download PDFFine Schedule - Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District Schedule 10.01Download PDFFine Schedule - Dept. of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Schedule 10.02Download PDFFine Schedule - Fines for Violation of Rules and Regulations for Parks Located in the Unincorporated Areas of Hamilton Township Schedule 10.03Download PDFFine Schedule - Fines for Violations of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1547, and the Rules of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft Schedule 11.00Download PDFFines for Fire Code Violation - Prairie Township Schedule 11.01Download PDFFines for Fire Code Violation - Franklin Township Schedule 11.02Download PDFFines for Fire Code Violation - Madison Township (Canal Winchester and Groveport) Schedule 11.03Download PDFFine Schedule - Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife
RULE 14: Forms and AbbreviationsDownload PDF RULE 15: Case Flow Management ProceduresDownload PDF RULE 16: Appointed CounselDownload PDF RULE 17: Parking Violation Appeal ProcessDownload PDF

Proposed Rule Changes

Local Rule 13, Schedule 9.00: Court Information Technology Special Project Fund

The Court proposes a $3 special project fee as court costs on all case types to be used to create and maintain a Court information technology department. A Court-operated IT Department is necessary due to growth in staff and programs, changes to operating procedures due to the pandemic, and the need to become compliant with new technology standards set by the Ohio Supreme Court. The new IT Department will also help the Court move to a paperless environment and transition to a new building.

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