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Background Check Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers instructions for obtaining a criminal background check from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Toledo Municipal Court Case Records
Search Toledo Municipal Court civil or criminal/traffic records by case number, party name, attorney information, or date range; or search by schedule date range. Additional criminal/traffic search options include ticket number, Social Security number, and year of birth. Additional schedule search options include courtroom, attorney information, and name. Search may be done on a mobile device with a free app available at the link in the right column.
Toledo Municipal Court Housing and Environmental Warrants
View a list of Toledo Municipal Court Housing and Environmental Division bench warrants by address, case number, name, and cause.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Toledo Municipal Court Schedules
Search Toledo Municipal Court civil and criminal/traffic hearing schedules by courtroom, party name, attorney information, and date range. Search may be done on a mobile device with a free app available at the link in the right column.
Toledo Municipal Court Weekly Housing Docket
View the Toledo Municipal Court weekly housing docket.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
View recent Ohio Attorney General official opinions, browse opinions by year, or search by keyword.
Self help, legal research, general information
Attorney General Legal Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about a wide variety of legal issues.
Citizen Brochures and Small Claims Guide
The Ohio Judicial Conference offers a guide to small claims court and brochures on topics such as legal terminology, representing yourself, mediation, and court procedure.
Consumer Protection Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information and tips for consumers, including cyber safety, identity theft, foreclosure scams and resources, telephone solicitors, debt collection, elder fraud, and various other consumer scams. An online scam report form, search of consumer complaints, and search of consumer-related court decisions are also provided.
View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
Dispute Resolution Information
View information about arbitration and mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to directories of mediators and a guide to selecting a mediator are included.
Domestic Violence Help
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for survivors of domestic violence, links to additional resources, and information about prevention.
Domestic Violence Resources and Information
View information and publications about domestic violence issues, including elder abuse and teen dating, with links to legal resources such as laws and court rules, and other resources and agencies.
Foreclosure and Eviction Information and Resources
View information and resources for Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure, including foreclosure mediation information and resources for renters facing eviction.
The Ohio State Bar Association offers information for the public about lawyers, small business, and publications on legal topics including a death planning family manual and LawFacts pamphlets on a variety of legal topics such as divorce, probate, credit laws, guardianship, living wills, bankruptcy, and more.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
View information about various legal topics including the court system, consumer rights, criminal matters, disability, domestic violence, employment, family law, health care, housing, immigration, public benefits, expungement, seniors, education, taxes, veterans, and wills and probate. Information can be searched by keyword and some information is available in Spanish. A dictionary of legal terms is also provided.
Legal Information for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers information for Ohio seniors about consumer, elder law, and health issues, including power of attorney forms and advance directives.
Legal Pamphlets for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers downloadable pamphlets on a variety of legal issues of interest to Ohio seniors.
Local Court Rules
View Ohio Court of Common Pleas, County Court, and Municipal Court local rules by county.
Lucas County Law Library
View information about the Lucas County Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional online research resources.
Motor Vehicle Information
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers information about licensing and registration, traffic laws, insurance requirements, copies of driving records, and license reinstatement.
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations
Search the Ohio Constitution, Revised Code, or Administrative Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, description of available materials and services, and an online ask-a-librarian service.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information for crime victims, including victims' compensation, notification, cyber safety, and a searchable directory of victim services providers.
Toledo Municipal Court Clerk Information
View answers to frequently asked questions from the Clerk of Toledo Municipal Court, including ticket payments, warrant blocks, summons and court dates, expungement, filing a claim, and collecting a judgment.
Toledo Municipal Court Criminal and Traffic Cases
View information about criminal and traffic cases in Toledo Municipal Court, including summons, arraignment, pleas, types of traffic violations, and payments.
Toledo Municipal Court Housing and Environmental Division
View information about Toledo Municipal Court Housing and Environmental Division including First Offender's Program, mediation, Community Control, nuisance properties and receivership, foreclosure prevention, answers to frequently asked questions, and information and resources for landlords, tenants, and homeowners. Links are in the left column.
Toledo Municipal Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Toledo Municipal Court including court appearances, vehicle immobilization, limited driving privileges, impounds, and insurance issues.
Toledo Municipal Court Local Rules
View the local rules of Toledo Municipal Court.
Toledo Municipal Court Services and Programs
View information about Toledo Municipal Court Citizens Dispute Settlement Program, Check Resolution Service, and Collection Mediation Service. Additional links to criminal/traffic information, probation, the Driver Intervention Program, and victim services are in the right column.
Toledo Municipal Court Small Claims
View information about small claims cases in Toledo Municipal Court, including how to file, preparing your case, court procedure, and collecting a judgment.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
Complaints Against Lawyers and Judges
View instructions for filing an official complaint against a lawyer or judge in Ohio, with answers to frequently asked questions, rules, and a link to the complaint form.
Domestic Violence Legal Assistance
The Justice League of Ohio provides free legal services for crime victims, and links to counseling services, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and local victim assistance programs.
File a Consumer Complaint
Complete an online form to file a consumer complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office. A live chat with an agent is available.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services
View a list of Ohio lawyer referral and information services by area served, and a list of registered prepaid legal service providers.
Legal Assistance for Seniors
Pro Seniors provides Ohio residents over 60 with free legal assistance by telephone in all counties; in-person staff attorney assistance in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren Counties; and referrals to private attorneys who will assist low-income seniors for a reduced fee.
Legal Assistance for the Disabled
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons in some types of cases.
Legal Assistance for Western Ohio and Migrant Farmworkers
Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality provide free civil legal services for low-income residents of 32 western Ohio counties, and for migrant farmworkers statewide. A toll free telephone line, online application forms in English and Spanish, and local office contact information are included.
Search by county or zip code for providers of free and low-cost civil legal services for low-income residents. Links to law school clinics, mediation services, lawyer referral services, and domestic violence resources are also available.
Lucas County Lawyer Referral, Free Legal Help, and Complaints about Lawyers
The Toledo Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form, a directory of member lawyers, a pro bono program that provides free legal help and clinics for indigent parties in non-criminal cases, a Grievance Committee to handle complaints about lawyers for misconduct, a Fee Arbitration Committee to help resolve disputes about attorney fees, and an Attorney Client Mediation program.
Lucas County Victim Help
The Lucas County Prosecutor's Office provides crime victims with information about victims' rights, a 24-hour crisis response team and hotline, court accompaniment, counseling, referrals, case status notification, and assistance with victims' compensation applications.
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender offers information about its representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases, with links to local county public defenders and appointed counsel.
Forms and related information
Protection Order Forms and Information
View and download domestic violence, juvenile, and stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order forms for use in Ohio courts. Links to related legal resources and publications are included.
Toledo Municipal Court Forms
View and download Toledo Municipal Court civil and criminal/traffic forms.
Online fine payments
Pay Toledo Municipal Court Tickets
Pay Toledo Municipal Court criminal and traffic tickets online. Search for your case by case number, ticket number, name, Social Security number, birth year, attorney information, and date range. A service fee applies. Search and payment may be done on a mobile device with a free app available at the link in the right column.