Municipal Court Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I continue my court appearance?
- What telephone number do I call to confirm whether I should report for jury service?
- What forms of payment are concerned?
- Where can I find more information on Small Claims Court?
- What is the Court's mailing address and other contact information?
- What is the public defender's phone number?
- Which holidays does the Court observe?
- I received a speeding ticket, how much is the waiver?
- I received a ticket for no seatbelt only, how much is the waiver?
- Where can I pay a parking ticket?
- I had no proof of insurance when cited. To whom do I show my proof of insurance?
- How long do points stay on my license for purpose of a twelve point suspension?
- Does the Court accept reinstatement fees owed to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)?
- Does the Marietta Municipal Court perform marriage ceremonies?
- Is there a fee to get married?
- Where can I buy a certified copy of a birth or death certificate?
Q: Can I continue my court appearance?
A request for continuance of court appearance must be filed in writing before the date of the scheduled appearance. The request must be supported by a valid reason. Do not assume your request for a continuance has been granted until you verify that fact with the Clerk's office.
Q: What telephone number do I call to confirm whether I should report for jury service?
Please call (740) 568-1360 after 5:00 p.m. the evening before your scheduled reporting date. You may also check here for jury duty information and updates.
Q: What forms of payment are concerned?
Money orders, checks, cash, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover), or debit cards are accepted. You may also pay online at www.mariettacourt.com/Payments. Do not send cash through the mail
Q: Where can I find more information on Small Claims Court?
Many questions regarding civil and small claims can be answered by reading our documentation regarding small claims court. This can be found in PDF format here.
Q: What is the Court's mailing address and other contact information?
P.O. Box 615
Marietta, Ohio 45750 Court: (740) 373-4474
Probation: (740) 376-2005
Civil Office: (740) 376-6442
Fax: (740) 373-2547
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Except Legal Holidays
Q: What is the public defender's phone number?
Q: Which holidays does the Court observe?
The Court is closed on the following days:
|2017 Holiday Schedule|
|New Year's Day||January 2nd|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 16th|
|President's Day||February 20th|
|Memorial Day||May 29th|
|Independence Day||July 4th|
|Labor Day||September 4th|
|Veteran's Day||November 10th|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 23rd|
|Day After Thanksgiving||November 24th|
|Christmas Day||December 25th|
Q: I received a speeding ticket, how much is the waiver?
|MPH Over Limit||1st Offense in Last 12 Months||2nd Offense in Last 12 Months|
You cannot pay a waiver if your ticket is marked "Personal Appearance Required" which is located near the bottom of the citation.
An example of a typical mandatory appearance violation is a speed of 50 mph or over in a 35 mph zone in city limits, speeds of 35 mph or over in a 25 mph business district, reckless operation (4511.20), possession of marijuana (2925.11), or any offense for which a jail sentence is possible.
Q: I received a ticket for no-seatbelt only, how much is the waiver?
*If the no-seatbelt violation is accompanied by another traffic charge, the fee is $30 in addition to the fines and costs on the other traffic charge.
Q: Where can I pay a parking ticket??
Marietta Police Dept., 301 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio. Payment in cash, check or money order is accepted. The phone number for the Police Department is (740) 376-2007.
Q: I had no proof of insurance when cited. To whom do I show my proof of insurance?
You must show proof that insurance was in effect at the time of the offense to the Clerk (same day insurance is not accepted). The Clerk cannot accept proof of insurance after a waiver has been paid or after a court appearance.
Q: How long do points stay on my license for purpose of a twelve point suspension?
Two years (4510.037B).
Q: Does the Court accept reinstatement fees owed to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)?
No. The Court is not permitted to accept reinstatement fees. The closest BMV regional office is located in Jackson, Ohio if you wish to pay in person. More information is available on the BMV website www.ohiobmv.gov.
Q: Does the Marietta Municipal Court perform marriage ceremonies?
Yes, but you must first obtain a marriage license from Probate Court. The Probate Court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. and is located on the third floor of the Courthouse Annex at 205 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio. If you have questions about a marriage license call the Probate Court Clerk at (740) 373-6623. After you have obtained the marriage license, contact the Clerk's Office at (740) 373-4474 to schedule the ceremony.
Q: Is there a fee to get married?
There is no fee. You are invited to have your family and friends present to witness the wedding. Photographs are permitted.
Q: Where can I buy a certified copy of a birth or death certificate?
Marietta Municipal Court does not keep birth or death records. Birth and death certificates for people born inside the Marietta City limits after 1908 are kept at the Marietta City Health Department located at 304 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750. If you need information on hours, fees, or other matters, the Marietta City Health Department's phone number is (740) 373-0611.
Birth and death records for all individuals born in Washington County, but not in the Marietta City limits after 1920 are available at the Washington County Health Department at 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, Ohio 45750, phone number is (740) 374-2782.
Q: What is the difference between non-reporting (Level I) and reporting (Level II) probation?
Level I (Community Control) individuals may be subject to the same restrictions as Level II, however if you are on Level I you are not required to make regular appointments with a Probation Officer. Level II probationers are required to keep contact with their Probation Officers on a regular basis. All probationers, whether Level I or Level II, are still subject to the specific terms of their sentencing.
Q: Am I allowed to travel outside the state?
Q: Can I keep company with other individuals who are also on probation?
While we encourage you to keep company with people who are a positive influence, there are no restrictions against being with other probationers.
Q: Can I still hunt while on probation?
No, if you are on reporting probation or you are forbidden to own firearms by the court, you are restricted from possessing firearms during the term of your probation. Further questions on this subject should be referred to your Probation Officer.
Q: Will I be drug tested at my appointments?
The terms of your probation require you to submit to drug testing. There is a possibility you may be drug tested at every appointment. You may also be required to provide a drug test during house checks and in other appropriate situations.
Q: Do I need to do anything if I move or change a telephone number?
All probationers are required to keep the Probation Office advised of the current home address and phone numbers.
Q: What is the telephone number for the Probation Office?