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
Fairfield County Municipal Court

Fairfield County Municipal Court

CENTERS OF DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION HALTS EVICTIONS UNTIL 2021.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFOMATION.

***PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CLERK OF COURTS, FAIRFIELD COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT:   
DUE TO INTERMITENT TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH OUR CURRENT FAX SERVICE, THE CLERK'S OFFICE IS ASKING THAT ATTORNEY OFFICES PLEASE UTILIZE EMAIL FILING WHENEVER POSSIBLE, AS OPPOSED TO OUR FAX LINE.  THE EMAIL ADDRESS TO USE IS:  CLERK@FCMCOURT.ORG ***

***Effective August 3, 2020, Those who are coming to the Court from a state, or returning from a visit to a state on the Ohio Governor's most recent announcement of state on the recommended two week self-quarantine list, will not be admitted to the Court until the expiration of two weeks from their return.***

***Effective June 2, 2020, the Fairfield County Municipal Court building will be closed from Noon until 1:00 pm daily (until further notice).***


***UPDATE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2020***  PLEASE CLICK ON LINK HERE

***Jurors that are scheduled for August 11, 2020 or later, should call in after 4:30pm the evening before their scheduled dates, to see if they need to report.***

***Please see new notice about Registration Block Releases being faxed to the BMV.  Click on link here:  Registration Block Notice***


 

The purpose of this website is to provide access to and information regarding the records held by the Clerk of Court, as well as provide information regarding operations of both the Court and the Clerk’s Office. As the legal custodian of the records, I am pleased to offer this convenience to the public. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated. 

The General Assembly of the State of Ohio created the Lancaster Municipal Court effective in January, 1953, for the territorial jurisdiction of Fairfield County. Effective January, 2000, the State Legislature changed the name of the court to the Fairfield County Municipal Court, to better reflect the citizens served.

Criminal Jurisdiction:

The Fairfield County Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal and traffic matters, as well as certain stages of felony offenses. The level of offenses are defined by statute in Ohio. The court conducts all stages of a misdemeanor criminal or traffic proceeding including jury trial and sentencing if there is a conviction.  The Clerk’s Office maintains all of the records filed as well as being responsible for the Traffic Violation Bureau.

Civil Jurisdiction:

The Court has jurisdiction over civil matters in dispute of $15,000 or less, as well as eviction and landlord-tenant matters. In the Small Claims Division, the monetary jurisdiction is limited to $6,000 or less.

Valeda A. Slone

Valeda A Slone - Clerk of Court


Online Payment System

Hours & Holidays

8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
Closed per Holiday Schedule

View Full Holiday Schedule

Rules & Behavior

No weapons of any kind are to be brought into or near this court. For additional rules of the court and behavior guidelines, click here.
Our Location: 136 W. Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130