P.O. Box 10700
301 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402

8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for the acceptance of case filings and payments.

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The Dayton Municipal Court

JURISDICTION AND ORGANIZATION

The Dayton Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court of record whose judicial function is to apply the law to specific controversies brought before it and to resolve disputes between people and other legal entities. The court operates under the rule of law to assure that the protections of law are available to all people.

The Dayton Municipal Court was created in 1913 by the Ohio State Legislature and began its judicial operation in 1914. The court has boundaries of the City of Dayton. The court has subject matter jurisdiction over a violation of any ordinance of the City of Dayton; any state of Ohio statutory misdemeanor or traffic violation committed in Dayton; and jurisdiction to preside over preliminary hearings for felony cases that occur in the City of Dayton. Jurisdiction also includes civil cases when the amount in dispute is $15,000 or less and for small claims cases when the amount in dispute is $6,000 or less.

Five full-time judges serve on the Dayton Municipal Court. Each judge is elected on a nonpartisan ballot to serve a six-year term of office. Judges must be attorneys, required to have practiced law for a minimum of six years and be residents of the City of Dayton. All judges are sworn to administer justice in every case and to ensure that the cases before them are conducted in an impartial and equitable manner. Annually, the judges elect a Presiding Judge and an Administrative Judge. These judges meet regularly with the Court Administrator to review the operations and policies of the court.

Two full-time magistrates are appointed by the court to hear certain civil cases, small claims cases, eviction procedures and initial appearances for defendants summoned in for arraignment. They also preside over minor traffic and criminal cases.

The administrative, professional, technical and clerical functions of the court are provided by 55 court employees. Support positions include a court administrator, magistrates, legal assistant, court technology manager and IT technical support coordinator, probation officers, assignment coordinators, bailiffs, marshal, secretaries , paralegals, and electronic home detention officers.

Contact

Mark E. Owens, Clerk of Court

937-333-4300

Ann Marie Murray, Court Administration

937-333-4338

FAX: 937-333-4494

Central Payments

937-333-4302

FAX: 937-333-4468

Civil Division

937-333-4471

FAX: 937-333-4468

Criminal Division

937-333-4315

FAX: 937-234-1511

Traffic Division

937-333-4310

FAX: 937-333-7558

Bailiff Office

937-333-4325

Jury Information

937-333-4307

FAX: 937-333-4468

Probation Services

937-333-4375

Warrant Enforcement

937-333-4339

Judges Offices

Honorable Carl S. Henderson, Presiding Judge

937-333-4350

FAX: 937-333-5077

Honorable Deirdre E. Logan, Administrative Judge

937-333-4369

FAX: 937-333-4496

Honorable Daniel G. Gehres

937-333-4366

FAX: 937-333-5144

Honorable Christopher D. Roberts

937-333-4342

FAX: 937-333-5085

Honorable Mia Wortham Spells

937-333-4345

FAX: 937-333-5083

Senior Magistrate Colette Moorman

937-333-4456

FAX: 937-333-2849

Magistrate Brandon C. McClain

937-333-4456

FAX: 937-333-2849

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