The FCMC Self Help Resource Center is a free walk-in service to help you represent yourself in court without a lawyer.  We cannot offer legal advice, but can point you to helpful resources.

The FCMC Self Help Center Can Help You:

  • Learn how to represent yourself
  • Get help with court rules, procedures and forms
  • Know what to expect before you go to court
  • Be more informed of your legal options

What You Can Access at the FCMC Self Help Center:

  • Court forms
  • Tools and guides to help with court forms and legal research
  • Pro Se (self-representation) aid and guidance
  • Answers to general questions about Municipal Court processes or procedures
  • Additional services and aid is available to those who pass a financial screening process*

Civil Legal Issues We Can Help You With:

  • Sealing of records
  • Landlord/tenant issues—including evictions and rent escrow
  • General division claims
  • Small claims
  • Creditor/debtor issues


We’re located at:

375 S. High St. 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (last visitors accepted at 2:30 PM)

The Center does not accept appointments and staff cannot provide information over the phone. The Center is closed whenever the Municipal Court is closed. There may be times the Center is closed during normal hours due to staff responsibilities.

Download Our FCMC Self Help Resource Center Overview

If you are looking for additional background information that you can easily print and take with, please download our overview flier.


Staff cannot provide legal service or representation and cannot assist with any criminal, protection order or traffic matters. It is up to YOU to make decisions about your legal issues.

The Center is a special project of the Franklin County Municipal Court and was created through a partnership with the Franklin County Law Library, The Columbus Bar Foundation, and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.