Fairfield County Municipal Court
PH: 740-687-6621
FAX: 740-681-5014
136 West Main Street
Post Office Box 2390
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Daily Court Hours:
8:00am - 4:00pm
Monday-Friday
Valeda A. Slone - Clerk of Court

Probation Department Overview


The Fairfield County Municipal Court Probation Department oversees all persons placed on probation as the result of criminal and/or traffic convictions.  Defendants are also required to report to the Probation Department while on bond after a not guilty plea.  Defendants who are ordered to complete probation are given sentences with terms ranging from one to five years of Community Control.  Defendants are placed on one of the following levels of probation:  Non-Reporting, Reporting, or Intensive Supervised Probation (ISP).

Defendants may also be evaluated for one of the Court's Specialized Dockets:  Recovery Court or Mental Health Court.  A limited number of participants are accepted into these programs to allow for specialized supervision.  

The Probation Department is committed to changing the lives of those who find themselves in need of some positive direction.  Whether this direction is a link to services within the community that could give them a helping hand or services that could change the direction their lives are taking, the Probation Department is committed to making a difference. It is the belief of the Judges and the Probation Staff that positive direction in changing offender behavior through proven evidence based practices will help the betterment of the community in general by showing the benefits of what being a positive, productive member of society can be.

The Probation Department supervises an average of 5,500 cases annually.