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Welcome to the Fairfield County Municipal Court website.
The website was upgraded November, 2005.
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
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.
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 Court also conducts
preliminary hearings in felony matters. The Clerk’s Office
maintains all of the records filed as well as being responsible for
the Traffic Violation Bureau.
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 $3,000 or less.
Sherry L. Eckman
Clerk of Court