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Municipal Court

Hocking County Seal

Judge Frederick T. Moses

(740) 385-2250

General Information

Dress Code & 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:

  • No public displays of affection on or near court
  • All persons except Law enforcement officers, Attorneys and court personnel will stay at least 10 feet away from prisoners
  • No person except Law enforcement officers, Attorneys and court personnel are permitted to give a prisoner any items or material
  • No hats, shorts, tank tops, tube tops, sandals, mini skirts, sunglasses or other improper clothing are to be worn in court
  • All persons entering the court room will be wearing clean and proper clothing
  • No children under the age of 13 in court without permission of the judge
  • All pagers, cell phone and other electronic devises must be turned off before entering court
  • No pager, cell phone or other electronic devises are to be used by defendants or the public in the Clerk's office without permission of the clerks or judge
  • No offensive language or clothing to be worn in or near court
  • No clothing with Pro-Drug or Pro-Alcohol messages permitted in or near court
  • No food, drinks or muddy shoes in or near court
  • No loud voices or disturbances in or near court
  • No person shall sit with their feet on chairs/benches

Prohibited Items

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

  • Firearms/Deadly Weapons
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Switchblades
  • Ammunition
  • Explosive devices or material
  • Caustic chemicals
  • Chemical Mace/Pepper Spray
  • Flammable materials
  • Any cutting instruments, which would include knives, pen knives, scissors, box cutters, carpet knives, razors, etc.
  • Fingernail files
  • Knitting needles
  • Handcuffs/handcuff keys
  • Toy guns/knives
  • Stun guns
  • Chains
  • Cat eyes (key ring)
  • Large straight or safety pins
  • Asp/blackjacks/batons

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


*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.


*Fax filings are accepted.

* Email filings via PDF document sent to [email protected]

*Please include as much information as possible when faxing court filings. (i.e. case number, SSN, name, address, phone number and/or violation.)


*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, email and website search ONLY!


*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 or non jailable offenses.

*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 application is submitted to the clerk’s office, accompanied by a 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.