Fairfield County Court Contact Information

136 West Main Street

Post Office Box 2390

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

(740) 687-6621

Visit the Official Website for the Fairfield County Municipal Court HERE


Municipal Court in Fairfield County

Fairfield County is located in Columbus, Ohio. According to the United States Census Bureau, Fairfield

The Fairfield County Municipal Court has jurisdiction over municipal ordinances, misdemeanor criminal and traffic matters, non-traffic misdemeanors as well as certain stages of felony offenses.

Specifically, with misdemeanor and criminal traffic misdemeanor cases, the Fairfield County Municipal Court maintains jurisdiction throughout all stages of the proceedings including jury selection, trial, and sentencing if there is a conviction.

Interestingly enough, not all of the cases heard in Fairfield Count Municipal Court began in Fairfield County. Some of them began in other mayors' courts around the County.

If the person is charged with a criminal offense in Mayor's Court, that person, through their criminal defense attorney, can opt to have the case transferred to municipal court for a jury trial or evidentiary hearing.

Appeals from the Mayor's court are also heard in the Fairfield County Municipal Court.

Ohio Municipal Courts have restricted jurisdiction that only allows them to hear certain types of cases. For cases like felony offenses, Fairfield County Municipal Court would only have jurisdiction over the preliminarily hearing.

Lawyer for Fairfield County Municipal Court

After an arrest or detention for a criminal offense in Fairfield County, Ohio, contact an attorney experienced in fighting cases in Municipal Court of throughout the various Mayor's Courts surrounding the county.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm represent clients charged with a range of felony, misdemeanor traffic offenses, non-traffic misdemeanors, and traffic violations.

Contact Joslyn Law Firm now for more information about how our experienced lawyer can help. Call (614) 444-1900 to schedule a no obligations consultation.

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Types of Cases Heard in Municipal Courts in Fairfield County

The cases heard in the Municipal Court in Fairfield County include criminal accusations relating to property and environment.

The court handles traffic offenses and non-traffic misdemeanors such as:


  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle
  • Driving under suspension
  • Driving with an expired license<
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving under FRA suspension
  • Fictitious license plates
  • Driving without a license
  • OVI first offense
  • OVI second offense
  • OVI third offense
  • Hit-Skip (leaving the scene or hit and run)


  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault


  • Petty Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Complicity to theft


  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of a schedule IV drug
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Obstructing official business
  • Criminal damaging
  • Sexual imposition
  • Inducing panic
  • Discharge of a firearm in prohibited area
  • Criminal mischief
  • Disorderly conduct while intoxicated
  • Counts of child endangering
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana

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Penalties for Crimes Prosecuted in Fairfield County Municipal Court

The potential outcomes that may follow a conviction in Fairfield County Municipal Court will depend on how the underlying offense is classified.

The punishment for misdemeanor criminal violations are listed here.

  • A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to
  • A second degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $750.
  • A third degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and fines up to $500.
  • A fourth degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $250.
  • A minor misdemeanor is not punishable by jail time, but a fine of up to $150 can be imposed.

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Find a Lawyer for Fairfield County Municipal Court in Columbus, OH

Have you or someone you know been arrested in Fairfield County, Ohio, by an officer with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Department? If you are schedule to appear at a hearing at the Fairfield County Municipal Court, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Joslyn Law Firm.

The attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm have handled multiple cases in municipal court hearings throughout Fairfield County, OH, and the entire Greater Columbus area.

We also accept cases in the surrounding counties of Morrow County, Marion County, Licking County, Franklin County, Union County, and Knox County.

If you or someone you know is facing a criminal prosecution in Fairfield County Municipal Court, then contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact (614) 444-1900 for more information and to set up a free consultation with one of the attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm.

This article was last updated on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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