The Assignment Office is responsible for the assignment of criminal, traffic, and civil cases to the judiciary, by random or single assignment per Ohio Rules of Superintendence and the Franklin County Municipal Court’s Local Rules.
The Office is responsible for the case flow, case management, and support on all assigned judicial cases for the fifteen (15) judges of the General and Environmental Divisions of the Court. Assignment oversees case assignment through case termination and any post-judgment or post-sentence case management. The Assignment Commissioner also manages all cases heard by visiting judges from the time of their appointment through the termination of the case(s) and any subsequent post-sentence hearings.
Phone: (614) 645-8346
Fax: (614) 645-8004
375 S. High St., 9th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215
What if I did not receive a hearing notice?
Hearing notices are sent by regular mail to the last known address provided to the Court within 7 to 14 days of the hearing date. Verify that the most current address is on file in the case on the Clerk’s Office Record Search
. If you are an attorney, update your information by completing the Attorney Registration Form
, fax, or hand-deliver to the Assignment Office. If you are a party in the case, file a Change of Address Form
and file it with the Clerk of Court.
What if I have a conflict with my scheduled court date?
Please refer to Local Rules 3.04 and 3.06, Motions Practice and Requests for Continuance.
The Continuance Request
must be filed with the Clerk of Courts and submitted to the assigned judge at least five (5) court days before the scheduled hearing.
How do I consolidate a case?
If the defendant has an active case before an assigned judge or is order-in status on an assigned case, the new case shall be assigned to the judge to whom the pending case with the oldest case number has been assigned. After receiving a hearing notice, if single case assignment needs corrected, please contact the Assignment Office at (614) 645-8346.
If you are representing multiple defendants on the same incident, a Case Consolidation Entry
needs to be submitted to the Clerk’s Office.