Fairfield County Municipal Court
PH: 740-687-6621


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

***ANNOUNCEMENT:  FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, THE CLERK'S OFFICE NOW OFFERS DIRECT E-FILING.
Please click on the green box to your right, to access this new feature.  There is a link located in the menu to the left side of this website as well.  Once you have clicked on either link, you will find access to the User Guide with complete instruction.  Please note that this service is simply being offered as a convenience, not a requirement at this time.***


***Effective 03/01/2021:  NEW PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CLERK OF COURTS, FAIRFIELD COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT: THE CLERK'S OFFICE WILL REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING IN PERSON BUSINESS WITH OUR OFFICE.  THIS INCLUDES RECEIPT OF PAYMENTS AND FILINGS.  ADDITIONALLY, LAW OFFICES WILL BE PERMITTED ENTRANCE TO THE CLERK'S LOBBY FOR COLLECTION OF ITEMS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE MAILBOXES.***

***Effective 11/17/2020:  NEW PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT:  PLEASE CLICK HERE ***

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

***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).***


***Jury Trials have been suspended through February 28, 2021, anyone scheduled for jury duty pior to March 1, 2021 will not be required 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

eFiling System

Hours & Holidays

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

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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