Administrative Staff

Judge Frederick T. Moses
Clerk Michele L. Bell
Bailiff William Simons
Chief Deputy Clerks:

Traffic Division:
Faith Todd
Cindy Kasler
Paula Wallace
Civil Division:
Criminal Division:
Court Security:
Melissa Queen
Seanna Gompf
Jerry Mellinger

Office Hours

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday Through Friday
(closed legal holidays)

Location

1st floor,
Hocking County Courthouse, Logan,
corner of Market and Main
(click here for map)

Court Schedule

Monday and Wednesday State of Ohio cases
Tuesday City of Logan cases
Thursday Civil cases, Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Fines and Costs Hearings, Domestic Violence Court
Friday Jury Trials
 
*Arraignments held Monday through Wednesday begin at 8:15 a.m. except
for video arraignments which are done at the Judge’s convenience.
*All cases are subject to be scheduled with the availability of the court calendar.

Dress Code and Behavior

With the exception of Law enforcement officers, probation officers and other persons authorized by this court, No weapons of any kind are to be brought into or near this court:

Prohibited Items

The following are a listing of items that are prohibited in or near the Hocking County Municipal Court or Probation Department:

Court Duties

The Clerk's Office Can:
  1. Help you understand how court works;
  2. Answer questions about court procedures;
  3. Help you find information about your case;
  4. Answer questions about monies owed to the court;
  5. Direct you to other agencies who can provide assistance;
  6. Direct you to where you have to appear in court;
The Clerk's Office Cannot:
  1. Give you legal advice;
  2. Fill out forms for you;
  3. Tell you what to say or write;
  4. Recommend Lawyers or Bonding Agents;

Miscellaneous Information

Warrants
*If a warrant has been issued for your arrest from the Hocking County Municipal Court, it is your responsibility to turn yourself in to the court during normal business hours.
*We do not schedule hearings for Defendants who have a warrant.
*If a Defendant has been arrested in another county for a warrant issued from our court, their video arraignment will be scheduled after we have been notified that they have been transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Faxes
*Fax filings are accepted, however the original must follow within five business days.
*Please include as much information as possible when faxing court filings. (i.e. case number, SSN, name, address, phone number and/or violation.)

Weddings
*Marriage ceremonies are performed during regular business hours by appointment only.
*There is no fee for the Judge performing your ceremony.
*Upon arrival, check in with the Bailiff or the Clerk’s office.
*Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so that your paperwork can be prepared.

Record Search
*Record searches are done by fax and website search ONLY!

Expungements:
*The filing fee for an expungement is $60.
*The court DOES NOT provide legal advice on filing paperwork for an expungement. It is recommended that Defendants contact an attorney for the necessary information.

Court Appointed Attorneys:
*The Court does not appoint attorneys for minor misdemeanor citations.
*If you do not have the funds to hire an attorney, you may apply for a court appointed attorney by filling out an application which you can pick up from the clerk’s office.
*After the notarized application is submitted to the clerk’s office, accompanied by proper proof of income and mandatory $25 fee, it is then given to the Judge for his approval.
*You may call the clerk’s office the following afternoon to see if your application is approved and which attorney has been appointed to your case.
*You may be required to pay part of your court appointed attorney fees prior to being assigned an attorney to represent you.