Schedule Changes and Mandatory Text-to-Check-In
Do not enter City Hall when you arrive. Check-in first by texting your first and last name and the last four digits of your Social Security Number to (614) 949-2776.
(Last updated May 26): All Mayor’s Court cases are being stayed per the following schedule. Additionally, in an effort to maintain best practices for social distancing, Mayor’s Court has now implemented a mandatory text-to-check-in feature. When you arrive for court please text your first and last name and the last four digits of your Social Security Number to (614) 949-2776 and you will receive a confirmation back stating that you have been checked in. Should the clerk require more information, they will reply as needed. When they are ready for you in court, you will receive a text message directing you to proceed through the main entrance and directly into the courtroom. You may also text any questions you may have for the Court office. There may be some delay in responses, so we thank you for your patience.
|Original Court Date:||Rescheduled Court Date:|
|March 17||June 2 (Rescheduled from April 14)|
|March 24||June 9 (Rescheduled from April 21)|
|March 31||June 16 (Rescheduled from April 28)|
|April 7||June 23 (Rescheduled from May 5)|
These changes will be reevaluated to determine if further rescheduling is necessary. Additionally, Presiding Magistrate Sean Maxfield and his staff will conduct as many pre-trial conferences via telecommunication as possible. Case-by-case exceptions to continuances may be ordered. Further, the Mayor’s Court is not limited in its ability to rule on motions. Electronic filing continues to be available.
For more information on courts in Franklin County please reference the following websites:
- Whitehall Mayors Court: https://www.whitehall-oh.us/143/Mayors-Court
- Common Pleas General Division: http://www.fccourts.org
- Common Pleas Domestic Relations/Juvenile Divisions: https://drj.fccourts.org/
- Common Pleas Probate Court: https://probate.franklincountyohio.gov/
- Franklin County Municipal Court: http://www.fcmcclerk.com/
For more information, please call (614) 338-3109. Thank you for your patience as we work through this public health situation. Learn more about other changes to City of Whitehall operations here >>
Court LocationWhitehall City Hall, Main Floor
360 S. Yearling Road
Whitehall, OH 43213
Entry is located at the front of the building
Parking is located on the north and south sides of the building and across the street in the lot marked Municipal Building, located south of the Whitehall Division of Police.
The Mayor’s Court handles traffic violations and other misdemeanors that are alleged to be in violation of the Whitehall Codified Ordinances. The Mayor’s Court is not a court of record and is not authorized to conduct jury trials.
Online Case Information Search
Click here to search information regarding traffic and criminal cases and open warrants.
Court Date & Times
Mayor’s Court is scheduled every Tuesday. Docket information can be accessed here.
Cases are heard as follows:
- 8:00 am: Traffic arraignments
- 8:45 am: Code enforcement and tax arrignments
- 9:00 am: Criminal arraignments
- 9:30 am: Pretrials
- 10:00 am: Translator required
- 10:15 am: Trials (second Tuesday of each month)
- 10:30 am: Prisoner arraignments
Clerk Of Court OfficeThe Clerk of Court Office handles all court documents and payments to the court. If you are unable to find answers to your questions on our website, please call (614) 338-3109, Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:45 pm.
This office can help you with the following:
- Information about your case
- Questions regarding money owed to court
- Understanding how the court works
- Direct you to other agencies that can provide further assistance
- Give you legal advice
- Tell you how the magistrate may rule in your case
- Tell you how you should plead
- Tell you what you should say or write