Mayor’s Court sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 3:00 pm. In the event that a court date falls on a holiday, court will be held on Tuesday. The Clerk of Court office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The following procedures have been put into place to reduce the potential for, or exposure to, COVID-19.
You must wear a mask and adhere to the following instructions when appearing in person:
- Please arrive no sooner than 10 minutes prior to the start of Court. Upon arrival, please enter through the front door of the Municipal Building located at 655 Blacklick Street. Your temperature will be taken prior to your being allowed into the courtroom.
- Only those with business before the Court will be allowed to enter the building. Please do not bring any family members or children with you.
Any questions or concerns should be sent via email to the Clerk of Court, firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call the office at 614-830-2043.
Mayor's Court Magistrate
The Mayor may appoint a person as Mayor's Court Magistrate to hear and determine prosecutions and criminal causes in the Mayor's Court that are within the jurisdiction of the Mayor's Court. no person shall be appointed as a Mayor's Court Magistrate unless the person has been admitted to the practice of law in Ohio and, for a total of at least three years preceding the person's appointment or the commencement of the person's service as magistrate, has been engaged in the practice of law in Ohio or served as a judge of a court of record in any jurisdiction in the United States.
In hearing and determining such prosecutions and causes, the Magistrate has the same powers, duties, and authority as does the Mayor if he were to conduct Mayor's Court, including the ability to hear and determine prosecutions and causes in general, including, but not limited to, the power and authority to decide the prosecution or cause, enter judgment, and impose sentence. The appointment of a Magistrate does not preclude the Mayor from also hearing and determining prosecutions and criminal causes in the Mayor's Court that are within the jurisdiction of the Mayor's Court.
Director of Law
The Director of Law shall be prosecuting attorney of the Mayor's Court however, the Director of Law may designate assistants to act as prosecuting attorneys of the Mayor's Court. The Director of Law, as prosecuting attorney of the Mayor's Court, prosecutes all cases brought before the Court, and performs the same duties as required of the prosecuting attorney of the county.