Frequently Asked Questions


You can pay a ticket in the following ways: In person. You can pay your ticket in person by coming to the counter in the criminal / traffic division Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM at 555 North Erie Street. By Mail. You can mail your payment along with your ticket number, social security number or copy of your ticket to: Toledo Municipal Clerk of Court 555 North Erie Street Toledo, Ohio 43604.

You can pay your ticket online or over the phone by calling 419-936-3650, ext. 3 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday – Friday and from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.

The warrant block was either issued due to a bench warrant or you owe the court money for fines and/or costs. If a bench warrant was issued in your case, you must come to court. If you have a warrant block because of money owed to the court, all of the money must be paid in full before we can release the block.

If you have received a summons to appear on a criminal or traffic case, you need to appear in court at the designated date, time and location. If you have received a civil summons action in forcible entry and detainer, you need to appear in court at the designated date, time and location. If you have received a civil summons action, you have twenty-eight (28) days from the date of service to file an answer.

Only a Judge can change a Court date. If you know that you will not be available for a scheduled court appearance, you need to seek court approval to re-schedule. This must be done in person.

You need to file a motion with the court. Sample motion forms can be found at the Library and on our website. If you were convicted of the charge a $50.00 fee is required when the motion is filed. If the case was dismissed, there is no filing fee. Your case will be reviewed and you will be notified to attend a hearing for the decision on the motion.

Call Capital Recovery Systems at (800) 693-6835.

If your claim amount does not exceed $6,000.00 you may file a complaint in the Small Claims Department. You do not need an attorney to file this complaint. If your claim amount does not exceed $15,000.00 you may file a complaint in the Civil General Department. Unless you are familiar with all aspects of initializing and pursuing a case in this department, you may need to hire an attorney.

You may pursue all legal means available to you to collect a judgment awarded to you by the Court. The Court is not responsible for any part of this process.

You can get married at Toledo Municipal Court once you have obtained a marriage license. You can obtain a marriage license at Lucas County Probate Court. Marriages are performed in Toledo Municipal Court Monday through Friday between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM. To get married in Toledo Municipal Court, you must pay a $15 marriage fee in the civil division of the Clerk’s office. The civil division is located in the basement of Toledo Municipal Court. You must bring your marriage license with you. Once your fee has been paid, a member of the clerk’s staff will take you up to the duty Judge to get married.

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