Gahanna Mayor's Court Information
If your case is being handled in Gahanna Mayor's Court, here are some answers
to some frequently asked questions you might find helpful.
What types of cases does the Gahanna Mayor's Court hear?
The mayor's court in Gahanna handles the following types of cases:
- Misdemeanors that occurred in Gahanna
- Tax-related offenses
- Zoning and city ordinance violations
Although the mayor's court does handle misdemeanors, it will not handle
DUI/OVI related second offenses or cases involving domestic violence.
Where is the Gahanna Mayor's Court?
The Gahanna Mayor's Court is located at 200 South Hamilton, Gahanna, OH 43230.
When does the Gahanna city court hear cases?
The Gahanna Mayor's Court is open every weekday from 8am until 5pm, but
only hears cases (is in session) starting at 9am on Thursdays.
Can my case be moved to
Franklin County Municipal Court?
Minor misdemeanors often change jurisdiction to Franklin County Municipal
Court. However, if your offense is anything other than this type of charge,
then you will have to file a written demand with the Clerk of Court.
When is my court date?
You can find out your court date by viewing your citation. Usually, the
court date is listed in the bottom right hand corner. If your court date
is unclear or you have questions about moving the date, contact the Clerk of Court.
Does the mayor actually preside over my case in Gahanna city court?
In Gahanna, no, the mayor is not the individual who presides over cases.
If your case is heard in Gahanna Mayor's Court, a magistrate will decide
the outcome, rather than a judge. The current magistrate is Sean Maxfield.
Who is the city prosecutor?
Currently, there are two city prosecutor's for the city of Gahanna, Ohio:
Ray Mularski and Kellee Roth.
I heard I had to submit all documents to the Clerk of Court. Who is this?
Gahanna's current Clerk of Court is Amanda J. Parker. She can be reached at
(614) 675-4845. If you need to submit documents, visit the Clerk of Court in person,
fax it to 614-342-4180, or mail it in.
Understanding the Gahanna Court Process
Some cases require your attendance at court while other do not require
your appearance. For example, many tickets do not require a court appearance,
such as speeding, stop sign violations, or other fourth degree misdemeanors.
If you have questions as to whether or not you need to appear in court,
contact The Koffel Law Firm.
Some tickets do require your appearance in court, including OVI and driving
with a suspended license. If you are facing this type of offense, we recommend
not going to court alone and instead retaining representation from a Gahanna
DUI attorney at our firm.