Court Information

Jurisdiction

The territorial jurisdictions of the Court include Montgomery County Townships and Cities of:

  • Butler
  • Harrison
  • Clayton
  • Englewood
  • Union
  • Vandalia

Case Types

Civil

Civil Complaints may be filed for an amount not to exceed $15,000.00. If amount is greater than $15,000 the Complaint may be filed in the Court of Common Pleas. 

Civil Case Forms

Small Claims

Small Claims Petitions are available at the Clerk of Courts office and may be filed in accordance with 1925 O.R.C. for an amount not to exceed $6,000. All Small Claims are referred to mediation unless one or more of the parties are located outside of Ohio. If mediation is not successful, the case will be set for trial before the magistrate.

Criminal Violations

Criminal Violations classified as:

  • Minor Misdemeanor (MM)
  • Misdemeanor 1 (M1)
  • Misdemeanor 2 (M2)
  • Misdemeanor 3 (M3)
  • Misdemeanor 4 (M4)

These charges are filed and remain in this Court through the sentencing process. Upon filing of felony charges, this Court will hold the initial appearance and Preliminary Hearing, after which time it may proceed in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

Traffic Violations

Traffic Violations classified as: 

  • Minor Misdemeanor (MM)
  • Misdemeanor 1 (M1)
  • Misdemeanor 2 (M2)
  • Misdemeanor 3 (M3)
  • Misdemeanor 4 (M4)

Violations are filed and remain in this Court through sentencing. 

Waiver Bureau

The Waiver Bureau has been established to allow an individual to post a waiver amount in lieu of going to Court. Not all charges are such that a waiver amount may be posted. 

View Court Cost Schedule

Over-payments

No refunds of overpayments in the amount of $10.00 or less will be made (reference Journal Entry / Order dated July 14, 2008).

Possible Maximum Sentence

Classification Confinement Individual Fine
M1 Up to 6 months Up to $1,000
M2 Up to 90 days Up to $750
M3 Up to 60 days Up to $500
M4 Up to 30 days Up to $250
MM None Up to $150