Franklin County Courts

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Court Location Area
Bexley Ohio 43209
Brice Ohio 43109
Columbus Ohio 43215
Dublin Ohio 43017
Columbus Ohio 43215
Gahanna Ohio 43230
Columbus Ohio 43212
Grove Ohio 43123
Groveport Ohio 43125
Hilliard Ohio 43026
Columbus Ohio 43212
Columbus Ohio 43231
New Albany Ohio 43054
Obetz Ohio 43207
Reynoldsburg Ohio 43068
Columbus Ohio 43221
Columbus Ohio 43204
Westerville Ohio 43081
Columbus Ohio 43213
Worthington Ohio 43085

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.