The Wayne County Municipal Court has three divisions. The Court has jurisdiction over traffic and non-traffic misdemeanors and has the authority to conduct preliminary hearings in felony cases. The Municipal Court has civil jurisdiction for cases in which the amount of money in dispute does not exceed $15,000.
The Civil Division of Municipal Court handles cases in which the amount of money in dispute does not exceed $15,000.00. Complaints involving civil lawsuits, landlord tenant disputes and appeals to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles are filed with this division. The small claims office provides mediation to citizens filing claims of less than $3,000.
Please call 330-287-5658 to contact the Civil Division.
Municipal Court Criminal Division is responsible for criminal cases where the possible penalty is limited to no more than six months incarceration and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.00, except in some driving while intoxicated cases. Complaints and offenses include but are not limited to theft, domestic violence, menacing, criminal damaging, and use or possession of illegal drugs.
The Clerk of Courts office processes criminal complaints, initiates and maintains the case file, issues summonses/warrants, and provides bail bond information. This office collects and distributes fines and restitution.
Please call 330-287-5650 to contact the Criminal or Traffic Divisions.
The Municipal Court hears traffic arraignments in Wooster on Tuesdays at 8:30 am for Ohio State Patrol cases and 10:00 am for all other law enforcement agencies. Traffic arraignments are held on Wednesdays in Orrville at 9:30 am for law enforcment agencies located within the eastern part of the county.
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