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:  Effective June 2, 2021, in accordance with state and federal health and governement official guidelines, the Fairfield County Municipal Court will resume standard, pre-pandemic operating procedures.  Please click here for more information. ***

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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.***


***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