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Criminal & Traffic Department

The Criminal and Traffic Department hears all misdemeanor criminal cases, ordinance violations, and traffic/parking violations that occur within Wayne County, Ohio. Unlike most other municipal courts, we serve 14 different agencies and have the authority to conduct preliminary hearings in felony cases.

Civil & Small Claims Departments

The Civil and Small Claims Departments hear all noncriminal, civil cases. The Civil Department hears cases where the amount in dispute does not exceed $15,000, while the Small Claims Department hears cases not to exceed $6,000 and the transactions occurred, the property is located in, or the defendant lives in Wayne County, Ohio. 

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