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New information about how the Court is handling certified mail returns

August 11, 2022 | Among other things, Administrative Order 04-2022 addresses how certified mail returns marked C-19 are marked and provides direction regarding motions for default judgement.
 

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"UP" Program helps young adults stay out of prison

May 26, 2022 | Unleashing Potential, or UP for short, is a new Franklin County municipal court program that aims to help young adults stay on the right path.

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CATCH Court fills a need

Spring 2022 | One path to freedom: A national model, this Columbus court gives victims guidance and resources to pursue lives they didn’t think possible.

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Judge Paley using social programs to improve lives from bench

December 1, 2021 | Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Eileen Paley plans to continue focusing on court-based social programs to improve lives during her second term.

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Valentine's Day Ceremonies

February 8, 2022 | The Judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court will conduct Valentine's Day wedding ceremonies on Monday, February 14, 2022.

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Administrative Order concerning Court Operations

December 17, 2021 | This order addresses Court operations as it relates to masks, traffic arraignment, evictions, weddings, the Self Help Resource Center, Jury Service and elevator occupancy.

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Administrative Order Concerning Masks

August 5, 2021 | 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. This is to ensure the safety of all visitors and Court staff.

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Franklin County Municipal Court To Resume Eviction Filings

August 5, 2021 | In accordance with the ruling of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Franklin County Municipal Court has issued an Administrative Order that the Court will not follow the eviction moratorium order issued by the CDC on Tuesday.

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Administrative Order Regarding CDC Extension of Eviction Moratorium

June 24, 2021 | Updated information based on the the extension of the CDC's order entitled "Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions To Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19".

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Drug Court’s HART-Felt Graduation

June 2, 2021 | 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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UPDATED Administrative Order Concerning Court Operations

May 19, 2021 |  UPDATED Franklin County Municipal Court COVID-19 Operations

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Franklin County Municipal Court Eviction Moratorium

May 10, 2021 | The Franklin County Municipal Court will continue to follow the guidelines imposed in the CDC Eviction Moratorium until such time that the federal case is resolved.

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Update to Evictions Practices

January 13, 2020 | The Franklin County Municipal Court has implemented a new process that allows persons with eviction records to complete a standard application form to request removal of the particular eviction record from online internet access.

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UPDATED Franklin County Municipal Court Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 15, 2020 | UPDATED Franklin County Municipal Court COVID-19 Operations

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Franklin County Municipal Court Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 13, 2020 The Franklin County Municipal Court will remain open and functioning while dealing with the impacts of the current COVID-19. The Court is working to establish protocols to assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 while still offering essential Court services.

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Franklin County Courts Announce Operating Procedures during COVID-19

March 13, 2020 The Administrative Judges of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court - General, Domestic Relations/Juvenile, and Probate Divisions and the Franklin County Municipal Court met to discuss their respective Court’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

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Valentine's Day Wedding Ceremonies

January 30, 2020 The Judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court will conduct wedding ceremonies on Friday, February 14, 2020 between the hours of 8:30 AM. and 3:00 PM in Courtroom 14A, located on the 14th floor of 375 S. High St.

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