Mayor's Court

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.

In an effort to maintain best practices for social distancing, Mayor’s Court has 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

For more information on courts in Franklin County please reference the following websites:

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 Location

Whitehall City Hall, Main Floor
360 S. Yearling Road
Whitehall, OH 43213
Entry is located at the front of the building

Parking: 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.

Court Jurisdiction 

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 

Use the online case database  to search for information regarding traffic and criminal cases and open warrants. Payments for violations may also be made online here.

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 arriagnments
  • 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

Check-in begins at 7:30 am in the courtroom clerk’s office. Defendants have the opportunity to speak with a prosecutor before their case is heard in open court.

Clerk Of Court Office 

The 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.

Limitations

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

This office cannot:

  • 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