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COVID-19 PROCEDURES
  • THE COURT HAS RESUMED NORMAL HOURS OF OPERATION.
  • PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN COMING TO THE COURT
  • PLEASE DO NOT COME TO COURT IF SICK
  • ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE BUILDING WILL HAVE A TEMPERATURE SCAN AND BE DENIED ADMITTANCE IF THEY HAVE A FEVER.
  • FOR NON-ESSENTIAL MATTERS CALL THE CLERKS OFFICE AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (740) 867-3127.

The court's community service program is suspended until the COVID-19 crisis is resolved and the court makes further Orders.

All review hearings are made into telephonic review hearings with the probation department (740) 867-3127 x 29 until further Order of the Court.

All persons having motions or pre-trials should consult with their attorney about their case. The court is conducting as many hearings as possible through teleconferencing and telephone.

The Clerk's office will remain open by appointment only, but encourages everyone to make payments via mail or online at www.lawcomunicourt.com. Only persons having busines before the court should appear in person. Anyone exhibiting signs of illness should not appear. Any questions should be directed to the Clerk of Court by telephone at (740) 867-3127.

 
 

SUPPLEMENTAL ORDER RELATING TO PHONE-IN PAYMENT PLAN ON MINOR MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Lawrence County Municipal Court is allowing defendants who cannot pay their citation in full via the online payment process or by mail to phone the ckerk's office and set up a payment plan on minor misdemeanor traffic citations only. You will be given a "final pay date". You may make payments in any amount during that time period. Failure to pay the citation by the final pay date will result in a $25.00 late fee and a suspension of your drivers license. The court will not allow an extension of a final pay date.

By requesting that a payment plan be set up, you understand that you are pleading "guilty" to all charges against you as listed on the citation, consequently waiving your right to an appearance in court or to a trial. You further understand that, when processed, this will close your case and the Court will forward this information to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the appropriate points will be added to your license.

To set up a payment plan call the Clerk's office at (740) 867-3127 during business hours.

 
 
Contact Information
Phone: 740.867.3127
Fax: 740.867.3547
Probation: 740.867.8543
Lawrence County Municipal Court
Clerk of Court
10916 County Road 1
P.O. Box 126
Chesapeake, OH 45619
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends and legal holidays
including the day after Thanksgiving
 
 

Court Jurisdiction
The territorial jusrisdiction of The Lawrence County Municipal Court includes the Townships of Perry, Fayette, Symmes, Union, Windsor, Rome, and Mason. The Court consists of the criminal division and the civil division. The criminal division handles traffic, misdemeanor criminal and preliminary hearings in felony cases. The civil division handles complaints of up to $15,000, small claims cases of up to $6,000, and eviction cases.
 
 
Administrative Staff
Dorothy M. Bledsoe   Clerk of Court Teddie Spitzer   Deputy Clerk
John T. Majher   Probation Officer Cynthia Lewis   Deputy Clerk
Mark Taylor   Bailiff Melissa Howard   Deputy Clerk
Wesley A. Hawthorne   Back-up Security Doreen K. Fulks   Deputy Clerk
Josh Cooper   Comm. Serv. Coordinator    
           
           
Note: Biographical information for the Presiding Judge, Magistrates, and Court Administrator
can be obtained by clicking on the appropriate name below the banner at the top of each page.