The purpose of Mayor's Court is to resolve violations of Pataskala Ordinances that occur within the city of Pataskala.
If you have any questions related to the City of Pataskala's Mayor's Court, please call:
Tonia McFerin, Mayor's Court Clerk
621 West Broad Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
All traffic and misdemeanor cases (except juvenile and domestic violance) can be heard in Mayor's Court. Mayor's Court is designed to be a community court which is better suited to accomodate the local citizens. Since they are smaller than Municipal Courts, people spend less time in court and have a less stressful environment.
Pataskala Mayor's Court is held every Thursday beginning at 2:00 p.m. Promptness and appropriate dress is required. For additional information about the Mayor's Court "Do's and Dont's" please click here.
Citations for traffic violations can be either paid by mail or paid in person to the Clerk of Court prior to or on the day of court appearance. The Clerk of Court is located in Suite 2B at 621 West Broad Street, Pataskala, Ohio 43062. All misdemeanor cases and some repeat traffic violations must appear in court.
Failure to appear for court on the appropriate date could result in a warrant for arrest being issued and a license block sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled court date, you must contact the Clerk of Court to request a continuance. If the request is for good cause, the Clerk will re-schedule the case for a later date without penalty.
Mayor's Court is held before a Magistrate, who is an attorney. The Magistrate determines the verdict and also the penalty for any guilty verdict.
Mayor's Court does not have trials by jury. Any person wishing to have their case heard by a jury will have the case transferred to Licking County Municipal Court (minor misdemeanor cases are not entitled to a jury trial).
A person can have their case determined by a judge in the Licking County Municipal Court at any time. Also, if a person is found guilty of an offense they can appeal their case to the Licking County Municipal Court for a re-trial.
Maximum Penalties for Offenses:
Minor Misdemeanor: $150.00 fine
Misdemeanor 4th Degree: $250.00 fine and/or 30 days in jail
Misdemeanor 3rd Degree: $500.00 fine and/or 60 days in jail
Misdemeanor 2nd Degree: $750.00 fine and/or 90 days in jail
Misdemeanor 1st Degree: $1,000.00 fine and/or 180 days in jail