Mayor's Court is held at the Jackson Township Hall located at 29 N. State Street, Frazeysburg, OH 43822 on the First and Third Wednesdays of each month at 9a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card. Mailed payments must be by check or money order to "Frazeysburg Mayor's Court" PO Box 160, Frazeysburg, OH 43822.
People may call the Court Clerk at 740-828-2901 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or use Extension " 0# " after hours to leave a voicemail.
Faxes may be sent to the attention of the Frazeysburg Mayor's Court using # 740-828-2913.
RULES FOR COURT:
Arrive on time, silence cell phones/pagers, remove hats and sunglasses, sign in with the Clerk before court, and do not depart the court without leave.
ABOUT THE COURT:
The Frazeysburg Mayor's Court is able to hear and decide cases of violations of village ordinances and traffic laws that are classified as misdemeanors pursuant to Ohio Revised Code chapter 1905.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT:
If you have a mandatory court appearance and you cannot appear at the required date and time, you may request a "continuance" which may or may not be approved. In order for a request to be considered it must come with sufficient notice and good cause shown. You may contact the clerk by any of the means listed below. You cannot send anyone in your place to a mandatory court appearance, which includes parents. You will be required to appear before a clerk, and file a paper signed by you waiving your right to a speedy trial. If you do not waive the 30-day speedy trial right, your continuance will most likely be denied, as the court is obligated to hear the case within that time frame.
Arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled date and time. Court will start promptly at the scheduled start time. This will allow you to review your rights form, ask questions, or request to speak with the prosecutor (on trial dates).
Do not bring weapons (including pocket knives) into the court room. Remove your hat when in the building, and silence any cell phones or pagers. If choosing to pay a fine by check, ensure the account has sufficient funds for the issued amount, as passing a bad check on a court is a felony.
The first court date of each month is typically an "arraignment" which simply means you appear in court, and enter one of three pleas: "Guilty," "Not Guilty," or "No Contest." By pleading "Guilty" or "No Contest" you waive your right to a trial, and the case is usually disposed of the same evening. If you plea "Not Guilty" your case will most likely be scheduled for a trial at a later date, at which time you can present any evidence or question any witnesses.