Mayor’s Court

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Jurisdiction of Mayor’s Court

As provided in Chapter 33 of the Lithopolis Code of Ordinances, and subject to the limitations as specified in that Chapter, the Mayor’s Court has jurisdiction over the following types of matters:

  • Violations of ordinances of the Village of Lithopolis.
  • Violations of traffic and parking regulations within the Village.
  • Criminal cases involving any moving traffic violation occurring on a local, county or state highway located within the boundaries of the Village of Lithopolis.
  • Violations relating to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (Operating a Vehicle Impaired – OVI) within the Village.

Schedule for Mayor’s Court

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. Court functions are processed on a “first-come, first-served” basis. (Doors will be opened at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Dates: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Click on the following link to see the 2017 Mayor’s Court Schedule.
  • Location:
    • Village of Lithopolis Administrative Building
    • 11820 Lithopolis Road
    • Lithopolis, OH 43136
  • Magistrate: Lawrence G. Stephens, Jr.
  • Prosecutor:
  • Please note: The Magistrate and Prosecutor are only at the Administrative Building during scheduled court dates.

Clerk of Mayor’s Court

The Clerk provides all administrative functions for the Court.

Contact the Clerk regarding any Court matters:

  • Phone: (614) 837-2031

Questions regarding citations or other information that pertains to a case will only be addressed with the defendant or representing attorney. Regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Courtroom Etiquette and Rules

  • With the exception of on-duty Law Enforcement and Probation Officers, NO weapons of any kind are to be brought into or near the court.
  • No smoking is permitted anywhere on Village property.
  • Pagers, cell phones or other electronic devices must be turned off before entering the Courtroom.
  • No food, drinks or muddy/soiled shoes are permitted in the building.
  • To assist you in making a good presentation in court, the following is proper court dress:
    • Remove hats, hoods, and sunglasses upon entering the building for security reasons.
    • No pajama pants or clothing that looks like pajamas.
    • No muscle shirts, tank tops, tube tops or spaghetti strap tops.
    • No shorts.
    • No short skirts or other revealing clothing. Undergarments must be covered.
    • Do not wear clothing with profane, obscene or suggestive writing on the clothing.
  • Children:
    • Children are not permitted in the courtroom at any time.