Mayor’s Court

Court Process

Gahanna Mayor's Court may hear all misdemeanor offenses that take place in the jurisdiction of the Gahanna Division of Police with the exceptions of: second offense driving under the influence (DUI), second offense DUI or financial responsibility (FRA) suspension and domestic violence cases.

For case information or ticket payment, go to:


Mayor’s Court is administered by a Mayor appointed magistrate and cases are heard each Thursday according to the following schedule:

8:30 amCriminal and Traffic Arraignments
Cases Requiring Interpreters
Prisoner Hearings
9:30 amCriminal and Traffic Arraignments
10:30 amPre-Trials
NoonPre-Trials with Attorney Representation
2 pmTrials

For information regarding fines, court costs, appearances, procedures, continuances or any other matter, contact the Clerk of Court’s office at 614-342-4080.

Warrant Information

During normal business hours, contact the office at 614-342-4080 to determine the course of action for getting the warrant removed. Outside of normal business hours, payment in full must be made at the payment kiosk.

Gahanna Police Department
460 Rocky Fork Boulevard
Gahanna, OH 43230

Follow instructions to call 614-342-4240 upon arrival for assistance.

Appeal Process

If you are found guilty in the Gahanna Mayor's Court, you have the right to appeal your case to the Franklin County Municipal Court, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) section 1905.23. You have 10 consecutive days including the date of conviction to file a written appeal with the Gahanna Clerk of Court's office.

Proof of Insurance

Ohio Revised Code requires anyone to provide proof of insurance when asked by a law enforcement officer. If you did not provide proof of insurance at the time of your traffic stop, you must bring proof to your court appearance or when you pay your fine. Proof of insurance can be faxed or emailed.  Please include your ticket number, case number and/or name on the citation. Proof of insurance is required on the vehicle that you were driving on the date and time you were cited. Failure to provide proof may result in your license being suspended by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.