Ashland (OH) Municipal Court

1209 East Main Street, P.O. Box 385, Ashland, OH 44805

Phone: (419) 289-8137 • Fax: (419) 289-8545


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Judge John L. Good

Ashland Municipal Court News and Updates

COURT HOURS FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY: Please note that the Ashland Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of President's Day. The Court will reopen and resume normal hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

IMPORTANT: Effective January 1, 2018, filing fees and court costs in the Civil and Small Claims Division of the Ashland Municipal Court will be changing. After January 1, 2018, all filings received by the Court with incorrect payment amounts for filing fees/costs will not be filed by the Court until the Court receives the correct payment amount for filing fees/costs. Additionally, in an effort to streamline the Court's processing of Bank Garnishments and Wage Garnishments and to reduce confusion, the Court is making two additional changes effective January 1, 2018: (1) the Court is eliminating the collection of a 2% poundage fee when processing Bank Garnishment and Wage Garnishment checks; and (2) the Court will no longer calculate remaining balances owed by the judgment debtor on the judgment, interest, and court costs. It is the responsibility of the attorney for the judgment creditor (or the judgment creditor if the judgment creditor does not have an attorney) to keep track of these balances. For additional information, please refer to the Civil and Small Claims Costs webpage, this letter from Eric J. Akers, Clerk of Court, and Appendix B of the Ashland Municipal Court Local Rules of Court and Case Management.

About the Ashland Municipal Court

The Ashland Municipal Court proudly serves the citizens of Ashland County, Ohio. We have one elected judge, Judge John L. Good; one appointed magistrate, Magistrate Fred M. Oxley; one appointed clerk of court, Eric J. Akers; and a staff consisting of approximately 30 clerks, bailiffs, probation officers, and security personnel.

The Criminal/Traffic Division hears all misdemeanor criminal cases (cases where the maximum punishment can be no more than six months in jail and/or a fine of $1,000), ordinance violations, and traffic/parking violations that occur within Ashland County, Ohio. The Civil and Small Claims Division hears noncriminal, civil cases (cases involving disputes between businesses and individuals, such as breaches of contract and evictions, that are not punishable with jail time) where the amount in dispute is less than $15,000 (less than $6,000 for small claims cases) and the transaction occurred, the property is located in, or the defendant (the individual being sued) lives in Ashland County, Ohio.

On our website, you can easily access case information; make an online payment; download forms, review the Local Rules of Court, and read pertinent laws and statutes; obtain jury information; find contact information for our staff; and learn about all of the services that we provide to the local community. If you have any questions or suggestions about the Ashland Municipal Court or this website, please let us know. Thank you for visiting!