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Franklin County Criminal & Court Records

  • Common Pleas Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The website for the Common Pleas Court of Franklin County has a wealth of organized information. The website has links to each legal division: criminal, appeals, civil, domestic, juvenile, and juvenile traffic. You can conduct auto title searches and court file searches. You can also download court forms for each division and get information on protection orders, notary services, passports, and unclaimed money. While no sealed or expunged records are released, you can get all other records online or in person.

    345 S High St, Fl 1B
    Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
    Columbus, OH 43215-6311
     614-525-3453
     614-525-4480  8AM-5PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Civil Actions over $15,000
    Notes Franklin County Clerk of Courts is the official record keeper for Common Pleas Court. To contact the Clerk's Office by phone, call 614-525-3600.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableCriminal records available since 1935
    • Record Retrieval MethodsOnline, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Franklin County Municipal Court - Criminal Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    Franklin County Municipal Court – Criminal Division hears misdemeanor and traffic cases. The website has links to downloadable court forms and fee schedules. You can find information regarding bail and you can pay your fines and tickets online, depending on the eligibility of your case. You can conduct online searches for case files and ticket information. You can also browse the links to get information on the clerk’s office, jury information, and small claims court. You will also find forms and information for attorneys.

    375 S High St, 2nd Fl

    Columbus, OH 43215
     
     614-645-6036  24 hours a day
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Traffic
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records go back to 1987; on computer back to 1992
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, online, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search

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Franklin County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Franklin County
373 S High St, 18th Fl
Columbus, OH 43215-6307
614-462-3930, 614-462-3378
614-462-4299 8:AM-5PM
Record Availability Separate indices to search include books by year. Plat records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1964, deeds back to 1/2/1914.

Courier Offices

373 S High St, 18th Fl

County Assessor

614-462-3200

 
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